Month: March 2018

ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY “Within the Orion Nebula”

ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY

Title: “Within the Orion Nebula”.

Creation Date: 31 March 2018.

Genre: Abstract Expressionism Photography.

Collection: Abstract Photography.
Location: Penang, Malaysia.

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.
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Leaves and metal plate, Edit B Environmental Still-Life Photography

Title: “Leaves and metal plate, Edit B”.

March 2018.

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia
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Environmental Still-Life Photography.

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SUBMERGED WET LEAVES, Edit B Environmental Still-Life

Title: “SUBMERGED WET LEAVES, Edit B”.

Environmental Still-Life

March 2018.

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia
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Abstract Trees #1 on 24 March 2018

Title: Abstract Trees #1 on 24 March 2018.

Creation Date: 24 March 2018
Genre: Mirrored and Abstract Tree-Art Photography.
Medium(s): Digital Photography.
Materials: n/a
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Influences: Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feininger.

Collection: Mirrored & Abstract Tree-Art Photography (also called, ABSTRACT PENANG TREES, or, Ambidextrous Abstract Trees).

Collection Years: 2007 to Present (On-Going).
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Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
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Imagekind Fine Art Piece, Number: 2,358.

Take Inventory of Photography Equipment, FIVE Times, the night before a photo-gig .

I WOULD SAY THAT BEING O.C. (Obsessive-Compulsive) TO A LIMITED DEGREE, IS A GOOD THING FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER.

I am typically O.C.. I check things twice, or three times, if not more.

On the rare occasion, I slack off a little, thinking I can let my guard down, and trust that I checked EVERYTHING carefully.

● THAT IS WHEN YOU GET BIT ON THE ARSE!

I have been photographing food this week.

I DON’T usually need my studio lights for my art photography work. However, since I’m using artificial studio lighting to photograph the food samples, I remind myself that I need to be mindful of all the equipment I need. Studio lighting has parts and pieces. You need all of those parts and pieces to use the lighting properly, or to better effect.

Here’s the question:

So what happens if you FORGET to take a part or piece of studio lighting equipment?

The Answer:

Sometimes, you are completely screwed!

Yesterday, I had thought my O.C. was in proper working order. It wasn’t. The lights I use, which use the BOWENS system for attaching light modifiers, to the light modifier connector, which is on the strobe housing, was incomplete—I was missing a very important connecting ring.

A BIG PROBLEM ARISES:

In all the O.C.’ness of things, I had an O.C.-catastrophic-failure! I failed to notice, two or three times in taking equipment inventory, that I was missing my light modifier-metal-O’Ring-Connector!

“GREAT-FARCKING-GRIEF !” I screamed in my head. NOT wanting the client to know that I was in panic mode, I calmly, well, not so calmly, thrashed around in my lights’ bag, and that god-Damned connector was really missing.

The god of O.C.’ness totally F’ed me over!

So, with too many thoughts racing around in my scrambled brain, I went over to my light and softly whispered, “Please DON’T fuck with me any more today….please!

I set up my light hoping the client was not catching on that I was ad-lib’ing things from that point onward.

I preferred, I mean, I would have MUCH PREFERRED using a big soft-box for the job, but that wasn’t going to happen!

The Solution:

So, I bare-bulbed the light, and threw a big translucent cloth in front of the light, to soften the light before hitting the subject.

Over all, I created more trouble and stress for myself. But in the end, things worked out fine, with no-one any much wiser…except me, who will need to O.C., inventory my photography equipment bags FIVE times the night before an assignment.


P.S.

This was by far, NOT THE WORST PHOTOGRAPHY NIGHTMARE BLUNDER, of my photo-gig-life!

LMAO! Photo-Gig Blunders are downright depressing, humiliating, scary, embarrassing, and career-damaging, IF you don’t ADAPT AND IMPROVISE QUICKLY, and find an almost instant workable solution, to cover your Photo-Gig Blunder, you will have big troubles. You don’t want to stand there like the proverbial, “Deer in the Headlights”.

As, Balista, the WARRIOR OF ROME, would say, “Don’t think, just act!” (from , Dr. Harry Sidebottom’s EPIC story, WARRIOR OF ROME Series).

Yes, at that point, when Photo Blunders hit you, you best hit back right away, with a preformulated solution that solves the problem, even if it isn’t a great solution, as long as it works.

You can save face, and possibly, your photo-reputation, if you can come up with a workable solution quickly.

I certainly know the pain of photo-gig failures. You may too. I won’t mention my worst photo-gig blunder…at least not in this blog post. I’ll save that story for another photo-lesson.

√ It is often best to learn from other Photographers’ failures, blunders, DISASTERS, and then hopefully you don’t make the same mistakes.

The More Photography I Do, The More I Realize How Little I Know!

The More Photography I Do, The More I Realize How Little I Know! (Yeah, I Just Said That!”)

That sounds sort of contradictory; however, No…it is true, for me at least.

I get used to doing my specialty, and not drift too far away.

Then…BLAMO!

I venture into a TOTALLY different type of photography, this time, Food Photography, and even though I am confident with studio lighting and composition, and manual settings, THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY than all the photography technicalities.

Anyway…

The key to this post is just a reality check for myself…and perhaps you too.

I suggest working on other types of photography on a regular basis so that when you have an opportunity to do various types, perhaps you have extra hours of practice under your belt. That is always a good thing.

One thing I like to do to get myself more “focused” is take simple food subjects (The “Mental” Onions Shot) and prepare all the mental photography calculations in my mind:

Things to Think About….Such as:

  • Subject sizes and how they look with the lens I’m using.
  • Where the edges of the frame are with relationship to my subjects.
  • Main subject focus points and sub-subjects out-of-focus points.
  • Aperture, shutter speed, studio lighting settings and distance to subject.
  • Placement of light(s).
  • Natural or Artificial Light….or both.
  • Placement of camera.
  • Top (Flat-Lay) or Frontal Perspective?
  • Is there a layout?
  • Placement of fill cards.
  • Food Styling.
  • Special Styling Tricks.
  • Communication with Cook, with Stylist, with both.
  • What Props are Needed.
  • Is less more?
  • Is more….less?
  • Time…how long will it take to photograph.
  • Backup plan?
  • Etc…
  • The list seems endless.

Practice, and, the Devil really is in the Details!

Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus in The Crisis of the Third Century Photography Series

Title: “Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus.”

Creation Date: 18 March 2018.

Series: The Crisis of the 3rd Century.

Series Year: 2018.
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Libertas — Liberty…Freedom.

Artist’s Statement :

As with all of my abstract artworks , especially my Ambidextrous Abstract Expressionism Photography images, the viewer has “Libertas” to interpret the images as they see fit.

As soon as I finished this artwork, I saw a king-like figure with outstretched arms, and a crown on top of its head.

There is no other more known king during The Crisis of the Third Century, as Valerian. Thus, I titled this artwork, Valerian. It must be quite a shock to go from king to slave in a day, but that is essentially what happened to Valerian, when Shapur I, king of kings, and his barbarian Persians, defeated the Roman army at Edessa (AD 260):

The Battle of Edessa took place between the armies of the Roman Empire under the command of Emperor Valerian and Sassanid forces under Shahanshah (King of the Kings) Shapur I in 260.
(Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Edessa )

It was the first time a Roman Emperor had been taken captive — Worse yet, turned into a slave. The entire Roman army of 70,000 men were killed or captured. It was a mind-numbing defeat for the Empire. Valerian died while being a captive of Shapur I. Some of the Roman troops were integrated into Persian society, under pressure probably, to put their Roman engineering (and other) skills to use. It is unclear if Valerian lived in peace under Shapur, or if his life was torturous—there are accounts of both, but historical sources should be questioned before coming to any conclusions.

☆ I have a very real suspicion that some ancient historical sources of information come from crackpot, ANCIENT FAKE NEWS sources, like an Ancient version of CNN (the Clown News Network). I think whoever was ruling at the times when histories were written, also pushed their own biases, and sometimes, far flung fake news narratives. Fake News, Paradigm shifts, Carefully Scripted Narratives of what is allowed in the framework of writing histories. And always, the winners of wars, controlled the narrative.

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Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus:

Valerian (/vəˈlɪəriən/; Latin: Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus; 193/195/200 – 260 or 264), also known as Valerian the Elder, was Roman Emperor from 253 to 260 AD. He was taken captive by Sassanian Persian king Shapur I after the Battle of Edessa, becoming the first Roman Emperor to be captured as a prisoner of war, causing shock and instability throughout the Empire.”

(Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerian_%28emperor%29 )

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“The Crisis of the Third Century, also known as Military Anarchy or the Imperial Crisis (AD 235–284), was a period in which the Roman Empire nearly collapsed under the combined pressures of invasion, civil war, plague, and economic depression. The crisis began with the assassination of Emperor Severus Alexander by his own troops in 235, initiating a 50-year period during which there were at least 26 claimants to the title of emperor, mostly prominent Roman army generals, who assumed imperial power over all or part of the Empire.” (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crisis_of_the_Third_Century)

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INFLUENCE — THE CRISIS OF THE 3RD CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES :

I was inspired to create this Abstract Expressionism Photography Series, by Dr. Harry Sidebottom’s WARRIOR OF ROME Series. The books following the life of the story’s hero, Marcus Clodius Balista (d. c.261), during the time of Emperor Valerian.

I have always been a student of Ancient Greek and Roman History. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I have always enjoyed learning about these long-dead historical ‘celebrities’.

It isn’t that these art photographs have a mystical connection with the historical figures they are named for—it is just that this is a series designed BECAUSE I have been inspired by Sidebottom’s story, and each artwork needs a title. Thus, each artwork is named after a historical figure from “The Crisis of the Third Century” (2018).

These artworks are Ambidextrous Abstract Expressionism Photography art pieces. By “Ambidextrous”, I mean that they are mirrored images, which usually form some types of figures that can be seen by viewers, as long as the viewer is open to seeing the ghostly and mysterious figures.

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Marcus Clodius Balista, The Crisis of the 3rd Century Photography Series by Nawfal Johnson Nur

Title: “Marcus Clodius Balista.”

Creation Date: 14 March 2018.

Series: The Crisis of the 3rd Century.

Series Year: 2018.
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In Sidebottom’s series, Balista, 20 years earlier, assassinated Thrax, during a campaign. This artwork, in colour, is similar to that of that, of Thrax, in a ghostly toned grey, because of their historical connection: it could be postulated that maybe Balista was the assassinator of Thrax. And, in Sidebottom’s series, Balista is continually haunted by the nightmare of Thrax, who says to Balista, “I’ll see you in Aquileia!”
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MARCUS CLODIUS BALISTA :

“Balista or Ballista (died c. 261), also known in the sources with the name of “Callistus”, was one of the Thirty Tyrants of the controversial Historia Augusta, and supported the rebellion of the Macriani against Emperor Gallienus.” (Sourcehttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balista)

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“The Crisis of the Third Century, also known as Military Anarchy or the Imperial Crisis (AD 235–284), was a period in which the Roman Empire nearly collapsed under the combined pressures of invasion, civil war, plague, and economic depression. The crisis began with the assassination of Emperor Severus Alexander by his own troops in 235, initiating a 50-year period during which there were at least 26 claimants to the title of emperor, mostly prominent Roman army generals, who assumed imperial power over all or part of the Empire.” (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crisis_of_the_Third_Century)

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INFLUENCE — THE CRISIS OF THE 3RD CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES :

I was inspired to create this Abstract Expressionism Photography Series, by Dr. Harry Sidebottom’s WARRIOR OF ROME Series. The books following the life of the story’s hero, Marcus Clodius Balista (d. c.261), during the time of Emperor Valerian.

I have always been a student of Ancient Greek and Roman History. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I have always enjoyed learning about these long-dead historical ‘celebrities’.

It isn’t that these art photographs have a mystical connection with the historical figures they are named for—it is just that this is a series designed BECAUSE I have been inspired by Sidebottom’s story, and each artwork needs a title. Thus, each artwork is named after a historical figure from “The Crisis of the Third Century” (2018).

These artworks are Ambidextrous Abstract Expressionism Photography art pieces. By “Ambidextrous”, I mean that they are mirrored images, which usually form some types of figures that can be seen by viewers, as long as the viewer is open to seeing the ghostly and mysterious figures.

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Maximinus Thrax, Edit F, THE CRISIS OF THE 3RD CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES

Title: “Maximinus Thrax, Edit F.”

Creation Date: 14 March 2018.

Series: The Crisis of the 3rd Century.
Series Year: 2018.
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Maximinus Thrax :

“Maximinus Thrax (Latin: Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus Augustus; c. 173 – May 238), also known as Maximinus I, was Roman Emperor from 235 to 238.
Reign : 20 March 235 – early May 238
Predecessor: Severus Alexander
Successors: Pupienus and Balbinus
Born: c. 173, Thrace or Moesia
Died: May 238 (aged 65)
Aquileia, Italy
Wife: Caecilia Paulina

“Maximinus is described by several ancient sources, though none are contemporary except Herodian’s Roman History. He was a so-called barracks emperor of the 3rd century; his rule is often considered to mark the beginning of the Crisis of the Third Century. He died at Aquileia while attempting to put down a Senatorial revolt.” (Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximinus_Thrax)

In Sidebottom’s series, Balista, 20 years earlier, assassinated Thrax, during a campaign.

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“The Crisis of the Third Century, also known as Military Anarchy or the Imperial Crisis (AD 235–284), was a period in which the Roman Empire nearly collapsed under the combined pressures of invasion, civil war, plague, and economic depression. The crisis began with the assassination of Emperor Severus Alexander by his own troops in 235, initiating a 50-year period during which there were at least 26 claimants to the title of emperor, mostly prominent Roman army generals, who assumed imperial power over all or part of the Empire.” (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crisis_of_the_Third_Century)

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INFLUENCE — THE CRISIS OF THE 3RD CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES :

I was inspired to create this Abstract Expressionism Photography Series, by Dr. Harry Sidebottom’s WARRIOR OF ROME Series. The books following the life of the story’s hero, Marcus Clodius Balista (d. c.261), during the time of Emperor Valerian.

I have always been a student of Ancient Greek and Roman History. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I have always enjoyed learning about these long-dead historical ‘celebrities’.

It isn’t that these art photographs have a mystical connection with the historical figures they are named for—it is just that this is a series designed BECAUSE I have been inspired by Sidebottom’s story, and each artwork needs a title. Thus, each artwork is named after a historical figure from “The Crisis of the Third Century” (2018).

These artworks are Ambidextrous Abstract Expressionism Photography art pieces. By “Ambidextrous”, I mean that they are mirrored images, which usually form some types of figures that can be seen by viewers, as long as the viewer is open to seeing the ghostly and mysterious figures.

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Abstract #1 on 14 February 2018

Title: “Abstract #1 on 14 February 2018”

Creation Month and Year : February 2018.
Series: “Disorderly Order”.
Series Year: 2016-2018.
Genre : Abstract Expressionism Photography.
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Series Description:
These artworks are photo-creations of Nawfal Johnson’s original paintings, smoke photography, and also, image creations from photographs captured of decaying urban walls. “Disorderly-Order”, the name of this series, has two distinct meanings. One, there is a method (Order) to the madness (Disorder) in the execution of these artworks. Two, the artist is taking a “more orderly” painting, or a fragment of an urban wall (photographed), and turing it up-side-down, and inside out, to get to the final photographic art representation. The disorderly from within the work, that is the order of the design built into the photographic artwork. Thus, these are ‘two-steps’ artwork creations—first-step, creating a painting (or photographing an urban still-life of a wall); and then, second-step, taking the original creation and designing a final art photograph.
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Abstract #1 on 8 February 2018 ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM PHOTOGRAPHY

Title: “Abstract #1 on 8 February 2018”

Creation Month and Year : February 2018.
Series: “Disorderly Order”.
Series Year: 2016-2018.

Genre : Abstract Expressionism Photography.

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Series Description:
These artworks are photo-creations of Nawfal Johnson’s original paintings, smoke photography, and also, image creations from photographs captured of decaying urban walls. “Disorderly-Order”, the name of this series, has two distinct meanings. One, there is a method (Order) to the madness (Disorder) in the execution of these artworks. Two, the artist is taking a “more orderly” painting, or a fragment of an urban wall (photographed), and turing it up-side-down, and inside out, to get to the final photographic art representation. The disorderly from within the work, that is the order of the design built into the photographic artwork. Thus, these are ‘two-steps’ artwork creations—first-step, creating a painting (or photographing an urban still-life of a wall); and then, second-step, taking the original creation and designing a final art photograph.
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Tags:
Orderly, disorderly, order, chaos, control, abstract art EXPRESSIONISM, Modernism, Nawfal-Johnson, Georgetown, Malaysia, all-over painting, ambidextrous, action painting, never-ending, dark and light Rothko, Pollock, Mondrian, Newman, Cezanne, Kandinsky, action-painting, explosion-of-color, #imagekind, @imagekind, #imagekind, #abstraction,

Abstract in Grey and Blue on 10 March 2018, Edit B

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM PHOTOGRAPHY WALL DECAY by Nawfal Johnson

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TITLE: “Abstract in Grey and Blue on 10 March 2018, Edit B.”

Creation Date: 10 March 2018.

Collection: PENANG WALL DECAY.

Collection Years: 2013 to Present (On-Going).
COLLECTION PHOTOGRAPHS WERE CAPTURED in GEORGETOWN, PENANG, MALAYSIA.

GENRE: ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM PHOTOGRAPHY.

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
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What the Hęłļ? A rant about my erratic (NOT erotic—LMAO) Blog-Subscription Numbers

I have slogged-on blogging for 11 years. I don’t care very much about the number of subscribers I have, but I am rather put-off that over night I lost 8 subscribers!

WTF!

It is no secret that numbers matter in Internet ventures, including numbers of subscribers on WordPress blogs, which apparently means popularity.

Well, I must be rather unpopular, as I slowly gain new subscribers, only to have them plucked away over night! Could WordPress computer arithmetic be totally screwed-up? I doubt it.

For the people who unsubscribed, why the füçķ-ever did you subscribe in the first place if you were just going to unsubscribe? Makes no logical sense!

☆ In a state of human faults, anger, and wonder, I often ponder how people who have been blogging for one year can POSSIBLY have 2,000 followers, especially if their photography or artwork is horrific and uninteresting. Or, the new blogger who has 100 followers, but has 300 likes on each blog post. It is totally bewildering!

Is there some Damned Blogging Conspiracy going on here?

It is like, “Why the Fúçķ should I let this bother me?” I shouldn’t, but at times it does bother me. I have been blogging for 11 years, publishing my best creative artworks, advice from my years of experience as a photographer, spending a lot of time attempting to share important bits of photo-insights for anyone who wants to take the time to read, consider, and learn from the words of my blog.

Maybe, anyone who unsubscribes my blog, should not be thought about. And perhaps it is better if people who do not appreciate my blog’s content, that they please do unsubscribe—Be my guest.

I would suggest that this is a conspiracy by the NW0 Scum…but that may be pushing reality. They are too busy being Globalists and Eugenicists. They probably have little time to mess with blogging numbers when they are so busy plundering the wealth of the common people.

Well…whatever. This is out of my control, and sometimes those things that are out of our control are the most irritating and disappointing.

■ I am lucky to have a few, a handful of subscribers who visit my blog, and I really do appreciate your visits to my blogs.

Well, that is my rant about this irritating up-and-more-down subscribers’ conundrum.

⊙⊙If I knew what it was that was driving away my subscribers, would I change my blogging style? Would I change who I am and morph into someone else to make other bloggers happy and content??

● Well….NO! Fúçķ-No!

I figure now that people who appreciate me, my art, my photography, my thoughts on photography, and who can handle it, on those rare occasions, when I need to rant…those are the people I appreciate as subscribers to my blogs. Thank you to all who stay subscribers to my blog, and enjoy the contents.

The End…