Cartel Bike Owners, Volume 1:
- Jesse Freeman (I am nothing in particular) - 
"to get to work...and as a stationary bike when i watch movies at home~"
http://imnothinginparticular.tumblr.com/



Jesse Freeman, a photographer, director, ikebana artist, writer and now Cartel Bike owner; is the type of individual who understands what it means to "experience your road", as of such we'll take a closer look at just how he does that.

 Actually it's no secret that myself and Jesse are no strangers, we've been connected for about 7/8 years since we met here in Tokyo, and have since then been through a lot of things together, but most importantly have been developing our respective arts and trades whilst maintaining a friendship that continues to allow us to "experience our road(s)":



However it was not until 2011 that he started taking his art forward and that our friendship grew into something greater; via his first film 'Vein' that he directed, I starred in and our late mutual friend and inspiration Alani Cruz shot:



Vein from Jesse Freeman on Vimeo.

Since 'Vein' I have had roles in a few more of his film works such as this one:



In 2015 alone Jesse watched a total of 1,095 different films (who does that?!?); which for most people would mean a lot of sitting around, but not with someone as motivated and inspired as Freeman though, he came up with this:



Especially since he is riding fixed gear, he also uses his bike as a stationary excercise tool, a pretty smart idea as someone who sits around watching over 1000 films would in my assumption end up being a little out of shape, without some form of excercise. 

Jesse Freeman has also cultivated a deeper interest in Japan and into Japanese culture, his appreciation of which he expresses in many aspects of his daily life, even extending to his owning of a Shiba-ken & Kai-ken (Hara & Koko) the former of which he named his film production company after - Hara productions:



Japanese literture, novelists, actors, directors and photographers have all played equal roles in influencing Jesse's arts and life; allowing him to express much more with less, a mentality that has helped Jesse become an officially recognised Sogetsu Ikebana artist:







Indeed a man of many talents but lets not forget his first love and passion has and maybe will always be photography; in his career he has captured some really powerful pictures; including some awesome ones of me like this one here:



I actually used this photo as my official artist picture for many years, I think it definitely helped me get booked a great deal haha.
As a photographer the importance of lines and symmetry seem to be of signifigance to him, as well as finding signifigance in the familiar, or was it more like seeking to finding similarities rather than differences, anyway somewhere out of those chains of thought, come these powerful images of to what others would definitely overlook:







Jesse Freeman we salute you, keeping on experiencing your road...
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