In your bag number 160, Jesse Freeman
We have a cool bag today from a cool guy. Jesse Freeman is a good mate and a really nice bloke too. His bag reflects his style. I am very happy to feature this bag.
My name is Jesse Freeman, I live here in Tokyo and am nothing in particular. I am orginally from Baltimore, MD, but have been in Japan for six years now.
I got two photos here as I usually swap between a Leica M3 with a 50mm summicron DR and Leicameter MR, and a Leica M6 with a 50mm f1.5 Zeiss Sonar lens. Love the different characters the two 50mm offer me.
(Going counter clockwise-ish) I carry a Billingham x Leica camera bag. Love the classicness of Billingham if that makes sense. My friend John Sypal gave me the film container, I primarily shoot fujifilm Presto 400 as I self develop with Fujifilm chemicals.
I recently just switched from Muji to Moleskin notebooks to jot down ideas or notes. Loved the fact the Hemmingway used moleskin! I always loose pens, but I was given an expensive one as a gift and still have managed not to loose it. I keep my business cards in a Muji card holder.
I am not at all an Apple person, but I love my iphone and am addicted to instagram. I love my Omega Speedmaster Proffessional, like the Leica, I appreciate the history of it. Kind of weird but I carry two sets of glasses. The black pair is actually prescription because for some reason only my right eye is going bad, and am having an increasing diffculty in rangefinding :( The Rayban’s are just classic :)
I really enjoy literature so I always have a book with me, currently re-reading Celine’s classic Death on Installment Plan. I always carry Ricoh GR1s where ever I go and I actually have two as I tend to drop them a lot. I keep them in a Headporter case and have a matching Headporter strap.
I am a bit of an alcoholic lol, so I always carry a flask with me and tend to drink while shooting. I only fill it with Bourbon whiskey. Going back to products and their craftmanship and history, I really do love Louis Vuitton. I usually buy the more subtle Taiga leather but still have the monogrammed wallet and key case. I lost the coin case after a photoshoot and my friend gave me an A.P.C. coin case (you need a coin case in Japan!). I love A.P.C. and this case was only given to guests at a recent launch party they had to celebrate their anniversary.
I feel bad I told Bellamy on bag 40 something I’d give him a write up and finally did one circa 160 something. I am glad to be given the oppurtunity to do one, thanks Bellamy.
Also you can find me @
Instagram (why not): nothinginparticular Jesse Freeman
Thanks Jesse for sharing your awesome bag. I have all the time in the world for a man who carries a hip flask. It is rad to see your bag on the site. Check out Jesse’s links and make sure you comment.
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