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All images are copyright © Tom Erik Douglas Smith. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is prohibited.*

My name is Tom Erik Douglas Smith.
I am the youngest of three and was born in 1985 in Harare Zimbabwe, to a Norwegian mother and Zimbabwean father.
My Father was always an avid photographer and even had a makeshift dark room at home which probably peaked my interest in the medium.
I moved to the U.K in 2003 to continue my studies, one of which being photography. I later lived in Norway for a year between 2005 – 2006 to do a further photography course.
I have always preferred to stay away from studio work, and I am inspired by street photographers and journalists. The spontaneity I get from photographing subjects that I have little or no control over is what drives me.
This is somewhat ironic as in 2009 I started experimenting with stop-motion animation, a medium where I have to control every aspect of each image 24 times a second.
Animation has always interested me but it was never something I thought I could do, however realising that stop-motion animation was essentially a form of photography I decided to give it a go.
My work is influenced by animators such as Jiri Bara, Jan Svankmajer, and the Quay brothers, and I am currently working on a short silent film.
In 2011 I won a short film competition run by the IRCT (International Rehabilitation Council for Torture victims), and was a finalist in the 2011 Red Bull Canimation competition.
Recently I was lead animator for the 2012 feature film “The Nightingale of Tibet (Drapchi)” by Arvind Iyer.
I also have a background in art and am currently working on various digital paintings and other artwork.

All of this keeps me very busy…

Prints of my work are available from:
www.redbubble.com/people/TEDSmith
www.society6.com/TEDS

*All images are copyright © Tom Erik Douglas Smith. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is prohibited.

Official Website : http://www.tomeriksmith.com
Official Facebook : www.facebook.com/TEDSmith

  • Age: 29
  • Joined: March 2012

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My Cutout Animation Competition Entry

My Genero.tv project entry is now live! Check it out if you are interested:) / Watch Deltron 3030: ‘City Rising From The Ashes’ on Genero.tv / http://genero.tv/watch-video/36470
Posted 11 months – Leave a comment

Art Takes Times Square

Hey there everyone:) / Please check out this link and click “Collect Me” to help me win $10,000 and a show in the most immense exhibition of art in New York City : Art Takes Times Square…and share this on your FB if you feel so inspired :) / Linked Text / Thanks for having a look!;) / Tom Erik
Posted about 2 years – Leave a comment