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Without Context - Printed Zine

€24.99 EUR

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Orders are printed as they are purchases so please allow 3-4 weeks for printing and shipping. If you would like to receive it sooner, place your order and contact me with your order number for expedited shipping costs.  

If you prefer an e-book, you can order the E-Book here!


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 Los pedidos se imprimen como compras, así que espere de 3 a 4 semanas para imprimir y enviar. Si desea recibirlo antes, haga su pedido y contácteme con su número de pedido para conocer los costos de envío acelerado. Si prefiere un libro electrónico, puede solicitar el E-Book aqui

About the Book:

This Special Edition photographic Zine was created for the exhibition: Without Context - an exhibition about expectation by Aaron Jean. The exhibition was hosted in Madrid, Spain in November of 2019.

Without Context - Is an exhibition about expectation. We give an image our attention, we expect answers for our gaze. Advertisers and algorithms have perfected this form of commerce and the more satisfying the answers, the more satiated yet, addicted we become. I prefer questions instead of answers. I prefer feelings instead of responses and I prefer “hmmm” instead of “ahah!” 

Images start a conversation, but you have to see the shapes and the lines and you have to ask the questions. There are no answers, only humans, physicality, emotion, and shape. We are the context, not the image.

The portraits continue this theme. We imagine that a true portrait captures someone’s soul or tells the truth…but I think a good portrait asks a good question and reveals a part of ourselves. 

“That’s what the world is, after all: an endless battle of contrasting memories.”  

-Haruki Murakami

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