Click through for our slideshow of images from Julian Hibbard’s Noir A-Z.
“Almost always for me the psychological placing of characters in pictures is achieved through careful staging. Often if seems I depict men in a state of escape and struggle, perhaps in reference to trying to understand my own condition. We cannot describe ourselves without also describing what we need to escape from, and what, we believe, we need to escape to. The desire to escape is often accompanied with a difficulty to deal with the consequences; hence in my pictures narratives involving endurance or survival accompany those moments. These qualities connect with the world of film noir, which often depicts a man whose world is getting smaller and smaller as the forces that oppose him get closer and closer.”