I am a professional photographer/ tastemaker based out of Chicago. My website (website hidden) , a music-nightlife-fashion hybrid, suggests a life which I actually only observe. I am many years sober (AA), I don't party and I leave a small footprint when I travel.
I am looking for stellar spots to make other worlds part of my own. Places that I can read a book, find a great meal, and edit photos of wherever my travels have taken me and feel at home with peace and quiet.
I cannot live without my cameras, my laptop, my ipad and my clothes.
New York and Los Angeles are my favorite domestic cities outside of my own. I've lived and worked in Spain in my 20s, I went to school for a BFA in painting and ended up working in bars until getting my act together in 2005. I chose wisely as it now allows me a load of travel and experiences outside of my comfort zone. I pursue music and fashion with fervor and turn a dime shooting for major corporations. Most of my stays are related to work and I seek zen like homes that have peace and quiet along with comfortable design and amenities. I've been on the road for much of 2011-12 and am likely going on tour for most of 2013.
This year I have had great success with air bnb in Barcelona and LA. I
I travel with 2 bags and no drama.