Professional photographer (ex academic) based in Hayama, near Kamakura & Tokyo. I speak elementary Japanese, Thai and Spanish, advanced level French, native speaker of English. I am from San Francisco, California but have lived abroad for many, many years: Japan, Thailand, France. Apart from photography, my other interests include cinema, travel, cooking, wines, nature hikes, cycling.... I am easy-going, quiet, love humour, movies, poetry, fiction... am an outdoor smoker (even at my own house). Have had mostly good Air BnB experiences, and have enjoyed meeting people this way. When using your fridge or kitchen, I clean up after myself Right Away. Hosts notice this and have applauded, though to me it is just common sense to tidy after oneself especially when using someone else's kitchen. I am good at recycling and using as little energy and waste as possible. I am a quiet early-to-bed person, and have low tolerance for noise.