2013 saw me learning Adobe Illustrator and trying to come to terms with Flash professional. All I have to show for my year of study is a few illustrator files and this animated gif.
New publicity for shopfront prints by Barry E J Smith
looking at the music biz:
and here is the link to the facebook event
Here is a front cover for True Detective (date unknown). Another version of the wayward heroine; I guess it is more camp than Noir.
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. A moral universe was implicit in all this but nowhere directly 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!
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