Let's begin with: I'm grounded for life. Like, literally. Which means I won't be able to take pictures of people in a while. So today I decided I would get off the bed and take pictures. Of myself.
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The appearance of new means of communication and entertainment, along with the development of both mainstream and underground fashion and culture and the inevitable explosion of social networks, has given place to a certain narcissistic obsession with aesthetics… We’re running away from this.
In a world in which aesthetics have become so important and crucial, but nor in order to create and inspire by doing what you love, instead, for building up a showcase of how you wish people would perceive you, we’re trying to find a shelter where we can create by the simple pleasure and pride of doing what fulfills us.
The whole idea of making art, and in this case, more specifically zines, doesn’t reduce itself to the wish of creating visually pleasing images. We’re painting, drawing, writing, taking pictures and, in a whole, working on this content with our raw souls. We don’t create to barely be seen, we don’t write to barely be heard: we’re trying to communicate and we’ve chosen art as the mean for it.
Our art will never be shallow. Our words will not be mute. Our eyes will not be blinded and our hearts will never be cold enough not to be touched by the world around us.
While you’re looking at these pictures and reading these words, you’re glancing at the purest and more genuine version of each one of us, sensing our fears and breathing our passions. We don’t intend to dress up as the people we will never be. We don’t intend to create different versions of ourselves or our lives.
We refuse to embrace and ideology because of how it would sound on our mouths when we talk about it. We refuse to embrace an ideology because of the idea of us it would forge on people’s minds. We refuse to embrace an ideology for any other reason except that we truly believe in it.
Our art may be more or less mature, but our art is ourselves. Our ideas may be more or less idealistic, struggling in a world in which what doesn’t revolve around money or the ‘accepted’ way of acting is instantly rejected, but our ideas are ours. And they are not prefabricated.
We’re not prefabricated.