Euclid’s Negatives is a fairly new online journal of collaborative storytelling. Fiction and photography are paired in different ways to tell a story that alone, neither the photos or the prose could tell. Sometimes the photography comes first and sometimes the fiction comes first.
If you’re a photographer looking to get in on a new project or a writer looking to get in on a new project, Euclid’s Negatives is currently accepting submissions of photography and fiction, expanding the journal’s current list of contributors and growing up with stories.
A collaborative project pairing short fiction and photography includes work by some Antelope Valley artists as well as some folks working in Illinois. If you are looking for some inspiration, maybe they can help you. If you are looking for an opportunity to get your own work “out there”, they are seeking new submissions…
Here is the frontspiece to the project:
In the 4th century B.C., Euclid conjectured on the nature of light and its retention in a pinhole camera…
A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture – effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box.
Our project takes up Euclid’s idea of the “light-proof box” and re-imagines it as a collaborative, online gallery of photography and fiction.
PHOTOFICTION ~ PHOTOFICTION ~ PHOTOFICTION
There is a metaphor involved somewhere in there and it probably has something to do with memory and the imagination and how they might work together, like a camera, like a pinhole or like a light-proof box.
Euclid’s Negatives is looking for submissions to expand the conversation and the project.