Push Process

Jonathan Walker

Ortac Press



ISBN: 9781838388799


Publication date: 6 March 2024

Rights: World



More speed, more light, more time.
But this is the fastest possible film, pushed as hard as it can be pushed; the lens wide open to catch every drop of brightness; the slow exposure shaking the image apart. Right up at the edge.
Go farther, closer.

Venice, 2000.
Richard is a postgraduate student living in the city to research its past. He’s supposed to be working in the archive, but he meets Merlo and Lars, two art students who are more interested in Venice’s present. He decides to pick up a camera and join them.

The world comes alive for Richard through photographs: for the first time, he feels connected to a place – and other people. He’s determined to continue, whatever the cost.

Push Process is a novel about art, friendship and being European, illustrated with over fifty black-and-white photographs of Venice.

Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker is the author of a biography of a Venetian spy, Pistols! Treason! Murder!, and two previous novels: The Angels of L19, a work of weird fiction set in an evangelical church, and Five Wounds, a fantasy set in a fairy-tale version of Venice. He has a doctorate in creative writing, and another in Venetian history, on which he has also published many articles. He currently lives near Glasgow.