Thursday, October 02, 2008

Trespassing in the UK

The UK publication Trespass Magazine, which one reviewer describes as "a brave and cosmopolitan publication, which is not frightened of being controversial or light-heartedly funny," is out with a new edition on Noir.

The Trespass editors themselves describe the publication this way:
Trespass Magazine is a bimonthly arts and literary magazine brought to you by the publishers of The London Magazine (started by T.S. Elliot). This is a classy, beautifully designed magazine packed with the most dangerous and exciting poetry, art, short fiction and music. We also deal with complex issues of sexuality and have regular articles on alternative lifestyles and sexualities...

Our concept: "Without contraries (there) is no progression." -William Blake

Trespass Magazine exists to draw out the greys in the shades between any kind of contrast, between good and evil, the prostitute and the saint, beauty and despair, and re-imagining them in colour. Whether the content is sexual, puritanical or merely deals with the gap between good taste and good sense, we will enter into the forbidden and make the illicit our common ground. Innovators, iconoclasts and outcasts will find a platform here. The magazine is all about breaking the rules...or embracing them.
So what's my angle? Did I help them make things grayer or jump into the gap between good taste and good sense--perhaps by submitting a noirish short story? Er, no, actually.

If you squint real hard at the individuals credited in the Features listing, you'll see that I'm listed as an art contributor. They asked for a few noir-themed photographs and I was happy to provide them. Included is the full sized version of the "Riordan's Desk" photo I use as the blog masthead, the Spade and Archer photo I blogged about previously and this photo of Chinatown in San Francisco from the first chapter of Runoff:

Chapter 1

Plus a number of others. Check it out if you're UK bound!


At 10:32 PM, Blogger John said...

I just got my copy of Trespass. I was the artist who's illustrations were set to your photographs for the Recycled Noir piece. I enjoyed your images. Made that entry into the magazine very enjoyable. Cheers.


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