Benji Knewman Magazine Issue 4 is out now.
Benji Knewman magazine is a publication from Latvia. Life that you can read. Benji Knewman is a man, around 40 years old. He’s trying to be genuine, and it seems he sometimes manages. Just like his grandfather who used to say: “Ben, how you spend your day is how you spend your life!”. Currently Benji Knewman is more everywhere than anywhere. Mostly on the road. He’s still in search of his own perfect day. While looking for it, he curates a biannual bookazine telling stories about people who don’t pretend and who can simply be. Covering a myriad of vocations and lifestyles, as well as geographical locations, they’re living proof that you don’t have to be conventional to have a good life. In the end, everything is going to be great.
…is all about new findings. One steps into shoes ordered over the Internet and says hello to a new version of herself. An English man wanders around Gdańsk in Poland and stumbles upon a mysterious photo shop.
…in which a professor looks at the concept of marriage – if we are changing all the time how can we promise to stay with someone forever? Next to him is a guy, a gay guy, who believes that you should live in a way that even assholes would remember you.
…is a man’s world. The legendary ballet dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov admits to fear of a fall. A young man in Riga explores his body while another young man in Toronto travels back to his native Tehran, Iran.
…is where we get behind the scenes. A librarian shares a myriad of quirky stories from her mundane life at a library (this feature might contain cats). Then we learn about modernism architecture in Riga and plunge into the making of an art website.
…in which there’s a fantastic lady who owns – wait for it! – 30 000 postcards. Then we get personal with the hidden corners of the Latvian National Television Soviet-era building. Finally, it’s time for well-deserved comfort food with a friend.
Bilingual (English / Latvian) with a side of Russian.
170 mm x 240 mm.
Full color on uncoated paper complimented with two surprise insets. Perfect bound. Open spine for easy reading.
Printed in Jelgava, Latvia.
Cover photo by Estere Kajema.