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I enjoy calling it the present continuous. We are united in it, independent of time. For instance, now, when we are together, here. Now. And how about now? Now as well. The unchangingly changing moment, so uniformly varied.

Benji Knewman Vol.8

“People believed I worked full-time in photography when in fact I was a full-time fingerprints expert in the Danish police, and used every minute of my spare time shooting image after image. I wanted this photography dream to come true so bad.”

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“I had this perception, that I would never meet a girl I’d want to have a serious relationship with in a bar. The opposite came true. No matter how hard I tried to be a serious, unkempt rock musician, it turned out that my biggest accomplishments came from lyrics about love.”

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“The first Soviet chewing gum was produced by the confectioner Kalev in Tallinn, Estonia, in 1968, and it was named Tiri-aga-tõmba. But before it could be released for public consumption, chewing gum was banned by a directive from Moscow.”

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“Speaking of exhibitionism and sex, I have no desire to talk about sex per se. When I see some bullshit, some things that people do to each other, something absurd, I want to correct it. But you can’t say to them, “Hey, asshole, do this!” The only thing you can do is to say, “I’m an asshole.” Or “from my point of view,” “my experience was this.””

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“Globalization took place too quickly and we are not adapted to life in it. We do not have that degree of generosity, tolerance, intellectual high-mindedness, and spiritual depth to accept the world in all its diversity. As a result, society becomes even less communicable because each one of us encloses ourselves in our own little global(ized) world.”

Details

Bilingual (English / Latvian) with a side of Russian.
140 mm x 200 mm.
Full colour. 9 in 1.
268 pages.

Printed at Skaistāk, Matīsa 51/53 on the sunny side of the street in Riga, Latvia.

On the cover: art is hard / māksla ir grūta. Concept Agnese Kleina. Graphic design Madara Krieviņa.

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