Roelof Bakker (ed.), Still: Short Stories Inspired by Photographs of Vacated Places (2012)

Still is the first title from Negative Press London, and it’s a very intriguing prospect indeed. Artist-photographer Roelof Bakker invited contributors to write a short story inspired by one of his photographs of Hornsey Town Hall in north London (there are examples on Bakker’s website). So this anthology is the book of Still the exhibition, but it also gives Bakker’s images a new context. For me, the mix of writers is so interesting that I want to do a story-by-story review. Here are the stories:

The titles of those stories will turn into links as I work my way through the anthology. I’m looking forward to the exploration.

36 thoughts on “Roelof Bakker (ed.), Still: Short Stories Inspired by Photographs of Vacated Places (2012)

  1. I rather like the picture of the maintenance room clock. :)

    The photographic project sounds intriguing but the idea of writers being connected to and somehow inspired by this building in search of a new life or awaiting a demolition ball by the images adds a whole other dimension. Looking forward to your thoughts on the particular stories.

  2. Thanks Alex – it’s a really interesting idea for an anthology, which is one reason I wanted to review it this way.

    The maintenance room clock goes with Deborah Klaassen’s ‘How to Make a Zombie’. I won’t get to that one for a while yet, though!

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  14. Just received a copy of this book & my first impression was how beautiful it looked, can’t wait to start my own exploration .

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