Month: September 2014

A FEW NEW PHOTOGRAPHS FROM NAWFAL JOHNSON – JUST TRYING IN SOME SMALL WAY TO CATCH UP

Title: "O ABSTRACT, EDIT   C". Creation Date: 30 Sept   2014. Collection: MIRRORED   ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY. Collection Years: 2013 -   2014. Copyright 2014 Nawfal   Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia. NO Unauthorized Use!

Title: “O ABSTRACT, EDIT
C”.
Creation Date: 30 Sept
2014.
Collection: MIRRORED
ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY.
Collection Years: 2013 –
2014.
Copyright 2014 Nawfal
Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
NO Unauthorized Use!

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MUCH LESS COMPUTER TIME MY FRIENDS…

Hello my Friends!

I have much less computer time now, unfortunately.

Because my trusty computer had died, some time ago, I was borrowing a computer from my niece for the last couple of months.  I am very grateful to my niece.  However, she now needed her computer back to do some work.  Now, I am computer’less.  Well, not totally without computer – I am needing to share a computer with my daughters, and I have very little time (I have a scheduled time).  My scheduled time gives me little time to even work on designing new artworks.  I have been doing more physical paintings because I have not been using the computer.  Nevertheless, I have little time to photograph and edit the paintings in the morning, when I prefer to photograph my paintings.  The light is best in the morning.  However, if I take time to photograph my paintings, I lose my computer time, which is scheduled from 7am until 10am.  You see…I have very little computer time now.  It takes me two and a half hours just to reply to emails, respond to LinkedIn comments, compliments, and or complaints (there’s always someone wanting to complain about something or other).  Now, I have less time to upload new images to imagekind or backup (upload) files to the cloud.  I can assure you that three hours is NOT enough time to get much computer, or design time done with only three hours use of the computer.  Well, here is a stormy picture to accompany this post, as I’m feeling very stormy.  Sorry if I cannot have enough time to see many of your new posts, I’ll try to see when I have time.

Title:  "CLOUDS, F3452, Edit C". Creation Year: circa., 2012, but published here in 2014. Copyright 2012 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia. NO UNAUTHORIZED USAGE!

Title: “CLOUDS, F3452, Edit C”.
Creation Year: circa., 2012, but published here in 2014.
Copyright 2012 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
NO UNAUTHORIZED USAGE!

URBAN WALL DECAY , #819, 19 SEPT 14, EDIT C by Nawfal Johnson

Title: "URBAN WALL DECAY , #819, 19 SEPT 14, EDIT C." Collection: PENANG WALL DECAY. Collection: 2013 to Present (On-Going). Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

Title: “URBAN WALL DECAY , #819, 19 SEPT 14, EDIT C.”
Collection: PENANG WALL DECAY.
Collection: 2013 to Present (On-Going).
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

LOSS OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

HI all.

I’ve been using my nieces computer for awhile – and I am grateful.

However, now she needed her computer back.  So, I am Again on limited computer time – thus, if you don’t see me on here so much; it is not because I don’t want to be on WP – it’s because I’m on limited time.

"URBAN 6 - WALL DECAY." COLLECTION: PENANG WALL DECAY (2013 TO PRESENT). Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

“URBAN 6 – WALL DECAY.”
COLLECTION: PENANG WALL DECAY (2013 TO PRESENT).
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

PURPLE-GREEN-BROWN COLOUR FIELD, EDIT E, 14 SEPT 14

Title: "PURPLE-GREEN-BROWN COLOUR FIELD, EDIT E 14 SEPT 14". Creation Date: 14 Sept 2014. Collection: MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY Collection Years: 2010 to Present (On-Going). Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

Title: “PURPLE-GREEN-BROWN COLOUR FIELD, EDIT E, 14 SEPT 14”.
Creation Date: 14 Sept 2014.
Collection: MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY
Collection Years: 2010 to Present (On-Going).
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

My Print and Canvas Sales’ URL for this Photographic-Art is: http://www.imagekind.com/PURPLEGREENBROWN-COLOUR-FIELD-EDIT-E_art?IMID=c239c7f1-371d-4fb8-8ac3-bf0f7c03d5b5

TREE OF CHAOS, Number One by Nawfal Johnson

Description Title: 'TREE OF CHAOS, Number One'.  Creation Date: 14 Sept 2014. Collection: MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY Collection Years: 2010 to Present (On-Going).  Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

Description Title: ‘TREE OF CHAOS, Number One’. Creation Date: 14 Sept 2014. Collection: MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY Collection Years: 2010 to Present (On-Going). Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

PURPLE-ONE Edit C on 13 September 2014 by Nawfal Johnson

Title: "PURPLE-ONE, EDIT C". Creation of Edit C: Date: 13 Sept 2014. Collection:  URBAN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM PHOTOGRAPHY. Collection Years: 2013 to Present (On-Going). ** Note:  I found this bit of old wall with chipped and layers of paint, along Jalan Berek, in Penang. **

Title: “PURPLE-ONE, EDIT C”.
Creation of Edit C: Date: 13 Sept 2014.
Collection: URBAN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM PHOTOGRAPHY.  Collection Years: 2013 to Present (On-Going).
** Note: I found this bit of old wall with chipped and layers of paint, along Jalan Berek, in Penang. **

Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
Fine art print sales site is:  http://www.imagekind.com/PURPLE-ONE-EDIT-C-13-SEPT-2014_art?imid=92047af5-278c-47cd-8dd3-37f29c1c97a5

LIPSTICK COOLER, Edit C by Nawfal Johnson, Penang Malaysia

Title: "Lipstick Cooler, Edit C." Creation Year: c. 1998. Photographed with the BEST camera I've ever had - the NIKON F5!   Medium: Film. Series: COSMETICS as ART. Series Years: 1998 - Present (on-going). Copyright 1998 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia. Genres: Studio Still Life; SFX Photography; Macro Table-top Photography.

Title: “Lipstick Cooler, Edit C.”
Creation Year: c. 1998.
Photographed with the BEST camera I’ve ever had – the NIKON F5!
Medium: Film.
Series: COSMETICS as ART.
Series Years: 1998 – Present (on-going).
Copyright 1998 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
Genres: Studio Still Life; SFX Photography; Macro Table-top Photography.

The Print Sales Site for this photograph is:  http://www.imagekind.com/LIPSTICK-COOLER_art?imid=8cd78292-866b-4734-9f20-1cfa17bf2b43

THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYICH, EDIT F, by Nawfal Johnson

THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYICH, EDIT F

“Can it be that I have not lived as one ought?” suddenly came into his head. “But how not so, when I’ve done everything as it should be done?”
― Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Title: “THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYICH, EDIT F”.
Creation Date: 12 Sept 2014.
Collection: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART.
Collection Years: 2013 to Present (On-Going).
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
** When I created this Abstract Expressionism artwork, I thought of Tolstoy’s “The Death of Ivan Ilyich”, and the famous words of Ivan before his death, “Can it be that I have not lived as one ought?” Those words haunt me. And, if you look deeply into this artwork, you see two main containers. What if you spent your life in the small one, but really you could have lived a much more fulfilling life in the big container; however, you were afraid to make that journey to the bigger container because everything in the smaller container seemed right for your life, but things were missing – many things – you were just conforming to your environment. But, you had an idea that there may be something better and more fulfilling IF ONLY you would make that first step outside of the small container and then the next step, until you reached the bigger container, then you find out how much time you wasted in some comfort zone that was really a trap keeping you from moving forward to a better life. However, you suddenly discover that your life is coming to an end, and you realize that you never stepped outside your horrible comfort zone to explore new things – adventuring to the bigger container for example. That is why I feel comfortable about the title of this artwork and how it fits perfectly to make the story about the two containers in this artwork. **

Title: “LIFE IN FREAKING BLOODY HELL CHAOS, EDIT E”, by Nawfal Johnson

"LIFE IN FREAKING BLOODY HELL CHAOS, EDIT E

Title: “LIFE IN FREAKING BLOODY HELL CHAOS, EDIT E”.
Creation Date: 11 Sept 2014.
Collection: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART.
Collection Years: 2013 to Present (On-Going).
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia

‘BLUE OVER PURPLISH-GREY, No 1, Edit E’ Creation Date: 8 September 2014 Collection: URBAN COLOUR FIELD ART PHOTOGRAPHY

BLUE OVER PURPLISH-GREY, No. 1, Edit E

Description Title: ‘BLUE OVER PURPLISH-GREY, No. 1, Edit E’.  Creation Date: 8 September 2014.  Collection: URBAN COLOUR FIELD ART PHOTOGRAPHY. Collection Years: 2013 to Present (On-Going). Copyright Right 2014 Nawfal Johnson.  All Rights Reserved.  Penang, Malaysia.

DEMON and FLOWERS, Number 1, Edit C by Nawfal Johnson

Title: DEMON and FLOWERS, Number 1, Edit C. Creation Date: 6 September 2014. Collection: MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY Collection Years: 2010 to Present (On-Going). Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia. WEB: https://smokephotographist.wordpress.com  "MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY" is a collection of colour and Black & White, abstract images that are designed with a mirrored effect.  Sometimes the mirrored image is an exact opposite-duplicate for both sides.  However, in some cases, one half is ALMOST a mirrored duplicate - with a few compositional differences. At times, my final artwork will resemble what seem mysterious forms and ominous images, even scary, or evil representations. Nevertheless, the viewer of my portfolio can decide for themselves what they see in these MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY images.

Title: DEMON and FLOWERS, Number 1, Edit C.
Creation Date: 6 September 2014.
Collection: MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY
Collection Years: 2010 to Present (On-Going).
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
WEB: https://smokephotographist.wordpress.com
“MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY” is a collection of colour and Black & White, abstract images that are designed with a mirrored effect. Sometimes the mirrored image is an exact opposite-duplicate for both sides. However, in some cases, one half is ALMOST a mirrored duplicate – with a few compositional differences. At times, my final artwork will resemble what seem mysterious forms and ominous images, even scary, or evil representations. Nevertheless, the viewer of my portfolio can decide for themselves what they see in these MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY images.

This is my ‘Dark Period’.
These are dark times….
The sun is engulfed by gloom.
A gloom that is a bottomless pit.
Anyone who has never been to this place will never understand it.
Anyone who has been there, will surely sympathize, because they will understand the demons that haunt and the blackness that spreads with every cell division in your body.
And it feels like you are alone – no one gives a flying shit about you or the pain you face; they care neither about your physically caused pain, nor the mental struggles that keep you locked up like a prisoner in your own shell of a skin. 
You feel like shouting at the world, but your shouts come out with only silence because there are none who care…none who give a damn. 
Joy…What is Joy?  Joy has abandoned me – you too will understand this if you have lived through this hell:  Depression  is a bottomless pit of gloom, misery, a soul-energy-wasting demon that never sleeps.  Evil is busy – it never sleeps….it never sleeps.

~ Nawfal Johnson ~

People tell and advise you never to expose negative thoughts and feelings about yourself, for God sakes never do that, or possible clients and employers will see it and they will shun you like you are Typhoid-Mary!  Probably true.  Well, F’that!  I am just an expressive artist who is having the worst shit of a time in my entire life, at 49, and nothing I do seems to be working or helping. 

However, when did art not become an expressive way of expressing yourself?  When did poetry or writing NOT become a personal expression of life, your life as it is today when you write it? 

If I had a theme song in my life right now, that I could just put on repeat, it would be Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.”  But they would need to change it to “Un-Comfortably Numb” to fit better.

 

 

MINOTAUR, EDIT B by Nawfal Johnson

Title: "MINOTAUR, EDIT B". Creation Date: 5 Sept 2014. Collection: MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY. Genre: Mirrored Abstract Expressionism. Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

Title: “MINOTAUR, EDIT B”.
Creation Date: 5 Sept 2014.
Collection: MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY.
Genre: Mirrored Abstract Expressionism.
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

Print Sales Gallery Site:  http://www.imagekind.com/MINOTAUR-EDIT-B-5SEPT2014_art?imid=ae49e62f-2414-4d7d-9a33-003097365961