Screen title for an imaginary film
I really enjoy noir – detective fiction of the C20th and the (mostly) black and white films made from that fiction, Noir was a genre made and created, initially, as a response to the depression of the 1930s and the economic deprivation and social malaise that resulted. Noir – a response to the unfair power structure that existed.
In noir, crime is a metaphor for the injury done to the social fabric by an unfair power structure. The moral universe was inplicit in all this but nowhere observed.
Meanwhile we all want to know, in the name of entertainment, what happens next….
So, on a separate page of my website is Noir!
Man at work
Man at work
I’ve replaced all my header images to reflect new ideas I am working on. I’ve used some vintage black and white family photographs (from the world war 2 era) plus photographs that reflect life in Australia and and also in London, Paris and Vienna.
My drawings of Paris and London are here as well
Some new prints of my work are now available from the Hertfordshire company Art Marketing.
Here is a sample of the prints:
and you can see the entire range here
Vintage High Street (shopping in London) is now an ebook. 46 pages of the odd, the ordinary and the fascinating. Sums up London really.
Click on the link above to access the ebook on Blurb
The apple iBookstore link is here where you can download a free sample.
Hope you enjoy it.
England Spain France Scotland and the United States
Welcome to my website. A few new (and old) things to have a look at. Do contact me if you have any questions or wish to use my work in any way. All the exhibited artwork is © Barry E J Smith 2012.
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