Wednesday, 5 November 2008

A Story in '8' Magazine

'8' has just arrived, and it is the most stunning publication. Huge, glossy, thick, crammed with the most extraordinary photographs, from photo-journalists all over the world.

For a writer, this is a treasure trove. I get inspiration from image, and this will be such a lovely thing to have.

I was delighted and honoured to be invited to contribute a short story. They carry one in each issue (2 a year). So, my story is called 'Echoes, Elephants' and deals with a man writing for therapy, using photographs as inspiration... The illustrators have found a photo to illustrate it - flowers tied to a lamp-post by an empty road.

I remember thinking a few years ago that it must make you feel you are a 'real writer' when someone commissions your work.

And it still gives me a real buzz.

Words and pictures together... it works.

This issue features the work of:
Simon Norfolk
Alvaro Ybarra Zavala
Andrea Diefenbach
Ilan Godfrey
Julian Stallabrass
Paul Hayward
Tim Minogue
Chris Steele-Perkins
Zelda Cheatle
and much more...

And it includes a FREE Simon Norfolk fold-out poster (stunning, double sided... the cover image one side, and a lonely sky surreal shot the other.

FOTO8... find out about the magazine here, on their website. This is "The Home of Photojournalism"
I also have another story on the website, together with two colleagues from the Fiction Workhouse. Under 'fiction'



Sarah Hilary said...

Congratulations, Vanessa! (What was Max like to work with? I may be contributing something soon...)

Vanessa Gebbie said...

I found the whole operation really good. And congrats on your commission too!

Sarah Hilary said...

Good, and thanks. It's early days yet but Max seems very interested which is great.