My questionnaire turned out to be pretty popular among the ladies and incured a slight uproar among my homies against their underrepresentation. Well gentlemen, you've got flow too.
I would like to introduce Jelsen. Jelsen doesn't like to sleep nor does he care about feeding his organism unless Bahareh is cooking. He does, however, loves to drain his creative energy with breathing, living, translating ideas to images.
JELSEN AKA ////////////////////////////[photo by: Stephanie Land]
(ill artist, graphic designer, educator, beat addict...gets emotionally moved by J Dilla)
WHAT DO YOU DO?
Im a Graphic Designer. im also not a singer/songwriter or part-time architect.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Born & semi-bred in Brooklyn, then Queens, then Long Island....highschool & college in FL. Glad to be back home.
TRUE BEAUTY IS…
That's a tough one. Hmm...i think true beauty is when you actually FEEL what your eyes see, or what your ears hear, etc. You know when a certain song's heard and it's a full body experience to listen to? Or when that 'love at first sight' thing hits you - it's cuz its felt through your eyes. Connects on different levels, i guess.
Jazz for dat ass. Though I was raised on classical music primarily, i found jazz in the 6th grade. I specifically remember checking out a Duke Ellington book from my school library. Bizet's Carmen and Leonard Bernstein were steadily played back then too. Later on i evolved to hiphop; lyricism is a beautiful thing. Various emcees have contributed to my knowledge of self - im completely indebted to the craft for that. Now i listen to all types of music but classical/jazz/hiphop are definitely my foundations.
TRUE SEXY IS…Accumulating perspectives.
MUSIC IS MY…Shadow. It's always with me and i wish i created it.
ART DOES NOT…Need to mean a goddamn thing to everyone.
MY NIGHTS ARE…Productive. Sleep is the cousin of death!
THESE 3 TURN ME ON…- Big hips,- High 5's, - Quotables
SELF-KNOWLEDGE …Oh, here we are again! Yes, self-knowledge determines my path and the paths of my children. It is vital.
ENOUGH OF…Me not doing enough.
MY CREATIVITY IS…Evolving.
TRUE POWER IS…Doing exactly what i want to do; when i want to be doing it; with whom i choose to do it with.
LIFE CAN BE THE...Best or worst thing you've ever had to experience.
TO LOVE IS TO…Be with my wife-to-be: Bahareh Badavi
I'VE GOT FLOW BECAUSE…Im a person who likes people! That's a win/win. There are millions of us....maybe even billions.
THE WOMAN OF THE FUTURE WILL...Be the women of today.
WHERE TO FIND YOU? Take a gander at: www.jelsenjargon.com
NOW CHECK THIS OUT!
Bahareh & Jelsen. Lovebirds. If you are interested in their story, read it in TRACE Magazine's LOVE issue, Summer 2007