Guy Goes Couchsurfing Around The World And Takes Incredible Photos
Life as a photographer is a lot different than life as, say, a file clerk.
Aside from being a lot more creative, you also get to interact with and meet plenty of interesting people. If you're really looking to take your photography to the next level, you can travel and see all the world has to offer.
However, not everyone has the funding to commit to this kind of lifestyle. That's precisely why Couchsurfing.com exists. This website allows people around the world to list and reserve couches.
The best part? There are couches in over 200,000 different cities and about 10 million users. That's a lot of couchsurfing!
This comes in handy for the low-budget photographer who isn't looking to blow $5,000 at the Four Seasons and would rather stay at a nice stranger's house for a couple of nights before moving on to the next continent.
Couchsurfing might seem a bit strange to use for first-timers, but it's actually pretty awesome.
Take photographer Malte Jäger, for example. Jäger was able to capture and document his expedition, as well as the journeys of others, through photography.
In a post about the goal of this visual project, Jäger revealed,
My aim in this project is to document how and if such communities are able to create worldwide real life personal contacts, make international understanding possible and help people of different social classes getting closer.
Check out the photos below of Jäger and fellow couchsurfers he met along the way.