I’m a photographer so I’m a very visual person. In life I crave two things - relationships & experiences. Usually, but not necessarily in that order. I love to travel, have been to over 26 countries. When I travel I take pictures as a sort of visual note taking, so I can remember every nuance of the rush of new experiences, visual, cultural, and sensory.
I don’t think two major trips a year is too much. Seeing the world is a goal of mine and although the last few years travel has taken a back burner to business, I would hope it would be a priority to my partner as well. I'm not just curious about other cultures, I want to experience other culture. If you're not struggling with the language and the currency, you are not far enough from home.
I donate a lot of my time, energy, and resources to public service projects. I am part of several small communities (all very different) where I get to plug myself in and connect with many different types of people. Connecting with other people is really important to me. I like having friends of all different age groups and equally value my male and female friendships (some from each decade of life) for a varied view of the world. The views of women are held in particularly high regard – we’re so different sometimes! Their valued views of their worlds, and life help give me perspective on my own life and priorities. My friends are important to me and for the ones I hold close, I would do anything for! I am loyal to a fault.
I love what I do and admit I work too much. It’s because I found a career I can’t get enough of and am limited by the number of hours in a day and balancing that with social commitments. I choose my friends carefully. To have a friend you must be a friend and that carries great responsibility. I don’t take friendship lightly.
Professionally, I get better and better at what I do. My skill sets grow and develop markedly year after year. I love what I do and can't see being any happier doing anything else. Having been freelance my entire adult life has been a joy and at times a struggle. I'm always looking for the next big project or cause to "bite" in to!
I'm tall, fit, and direct.
As far as food goes, I keep it healthy mostly. I'm a non-fiction reader mostly and am always behind, especially in my reading of trade periodicals. I like the Sunday NYT. I love movies and would see one a week if I could schedule it. I usually see most if not all of the nominated films before the Academy Awards. Shockingly, I will see a terrible movie if it has great or unusual approach or visual component. I actually have an idea for a short film, bit have not gotten bast registering a couple of domains in hope that the time and money necessary will magically appear. Ask me about it. It's a great idea!
I'm looking for a woman I can connect with on an intimate level both in how we communicate and how we interact physically. A woman who will be a best friend and an activity partner, traveling companion, confidant, supporter, and "partner in crime". I'm not interested in changing anyone, nor will I be critical or demanding. I dislike conflict. I'm intense, but flexible. I go with the flow. I'm not interested in being the center of anyone's entire life, but rather a welcome addition their already full and interesting world. I'm looking for the person who inspires me to be a better man and so each day I say to myself "how can I make her life a bit better today?"