Month: January 2019

FUEL YELLOW, Edit C, #1 from the Colour-Dominance Abstract Photography Series

Title: “FUEL YELLOW, Edit C, #1”.

Creation Date: 30 January 2019.

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.
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Artist’s Note:

“When I look at this abstract work, I see a field of Fuel Yellow surrounding an irregular shaped void that seems to disappear into eternity. This imaginary void gives the work a very three-dimensional feeling.”

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Series Description:

“Colour-Dominance” is an Abstract Photography Series that comprises images of abstractions, and the titles reflect the dominant colour of each art piece.
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#FuelYellow, #Imagekind, #red, #orange, #Abstract, #expressionism, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #Photography, #eternity, #powerful, #void,

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Cinnabar #1 Abstract Photography by Nawfal Johnson

Title: “Cinnabar #1”.

Creation Date: 29 January 2019.

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

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Series Description:

Colour-Dominance” is an Abstract Photography Series that comprises images of abstractions, and the titles reflect the dominant colour of each art piece.
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#cinnabar, #red, #orange, #green, #Abstract, #expressionism, #NawfalJohnsonNur,

A Total The Black Dahlia Murder Day so Far! Music Reflections of Mood and Creative Inspiration for Me as a Photographist

It is a total, The Black Dahlia Murder day so far! Music is a Reflection of Mood and a Creative Inspiration for Me as a Photographist—Music is Personal.



MUSIC CAN BE INSPIRATIONAL IN YOUR CREATIVE LIFE

I’m not a fan of all Death Metal music. However, there are certain bands that simply have a great creative-chemistry and great musicianship. I know that Death Metal may sound harsh to some people, but to me, if done with professionalism, like The Black Dahlia Murder (TBDM), then the music, for me, is creatively inspirational, and it may in fact, resonate with my mood and help me to be inspired to get my own creative work going.

Brandon Ellis is probably one of the best lead Death Metal guitarists (IMHO). His riffs and solos are excellent, and technical. I agree with one reviewer recently who said that in TBDM songs, Ellis’s solos could end at one point and be Very Good, but he throws in even more to the compositions that lead to extended GREAT solos. He is, in my opinion, one of the Great Contemporary metal guitarists, and a great member to a band of talented musicians. Their music is aggressive and it creates a wonderful punch, like a melodic, driving wall-of-sound.

An Auditory Nudge

I do feel more motivated to get moving on work when given an auditory nudge with the right music for the moment. Sometimes, the right music may be TBDM, NEVERMORE, The Haunted, and very often, I am inspired by VIVALDI, Mozart, or Klein. I love Classical Violin and Cello Concertos—VIVALDI being my Favourite.

So, I am feeling a bit more inspired now to actually get some work done, and that is much better than feeling overwhelmed and sitting and staring at ALL OF THE tasks needing attention.

Wishing you an inspired and creative day!


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What Music Gets You Going? Have you seriously considered this as a way to help you get more motivated? It may help.


Reflections in Broken Glass

Title: “Reflections in Broken Glass.”

Creation Date: 15 January 2019.

Series: Environmental Still Life Photography.

Series Years: 2017-2019 (On-going).

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.
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Photographer’s Statement:

“This is another broken glass, photographic opportunity, which is sort of a gift to an Abstract Photographer ”
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Tags:
#environmentalstilllife, #imagekind, #Abstract, #illusion, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #contrasty, #colourful, #colorful, #shadows, #Photography, #black, #green, #orange, #blue, #tan, #mysterious, #darkshadows, #BehindtheLens, #PhotographyBlog, #green, #soapbubbles, #smokephotographist, #purple, #macro, #geometrical, #brokenglass, #blue,

Manila Palm Fruits & Storm

Title: “Manila Palm Fruits & Storm”.

Creation Date: 15 January 2019.

Series: Environmental Still Life Photography.

Series Years: 2017-2019 (On-going).

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.


Photographer’s Statement:

“I actually had to take this Manila Palm Tree photograph from an open window, it provided the proper height and faced the stormy grey sky that perfectly framed the background. Fill-flash was necessary to give details to the fruits and show the green and red colours. In a shot like this, it is necessary to make the subject a little brighter than the background or the subject will blend into the background and not be very interesting—Thus, a +.5 to +1.0 fill boost was added to bring out the colours and details of the subject.”
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Adonidia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Arecaceae.

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☆ You can buy a High-Quality Print, or an Art Canvas of this Image, from my Fine Art Sales Gallery, at #Imagekind ! Please click on the following link to see your many fine art photograph options:

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Tags:
#environmentalstilllife, #imagekind, #Abstract, #illusion, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #contrasty, #colourful, #colorful, #shadows, #Photography, #black, #green, #orange, #blue, #tan, #mysterious, #darkshadows, #BehindtheLens, #PhotographyBlog, #green, #soapbubbles, #smokephotographist, #purple, #macro, #geometrical, #ManilaPalmTreeFruits, #stormysky, #Adonidia,

Macro Green Soap Bubble Shadows Abstract Photography

Title: “Macro Green Soap Bubble Shadows”.

Creation Date: 15 January 2019.

Series: Environmental Still Life Photography.

Series Years: 2017-2019 (On-going).

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.


Photographer’s Statement:

“For me, the focus of the photograph is sometimes ‘the other subject’, not what you would typically think of as the ‘main subject’. In the case of this image, the main subject was the soap bubbles. What caught my eye first, was the other subject, the geometric shadows the soap bubbles created in the green dishwashing soap. And also, the repetitive abstraction it created was interesting to me.”


☆ You can buy a High-Quality Print, or an Art Canvas of this Image, from my Fine Art Sales Gallery, at #Imagekind ! Please click on the following link to see your many fine art photograph options:

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Tags:
#environmentalstilllife, #imagekind, #Abstract, #illusion, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #contrasty, #colourful, #colorful, #shadows, #Photography, #black, #green, #orange, #blue, #tan, #mysterious, #darkshadows, #BehindtheLens, #PhotographyBlog, #green, #soapbubbles, #smokephotographist, #purple, #macro, #geometrical, #brokenglassAbstract,

Layers of Broken Glass and Colours, Edit D Environmental Still Life Photography Abstract

Title: “Layers of Broken Glass and Colours, Edit D”.

Creation Date: 13 January 2019.

Series: Environmental Still Life Photography.

Series Years: 2017-2019 (On-going).

Style: Abstract.

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.


Photographer’s Statement:

“As an Abstract, Abstract Photographist, I see MANY possibilities to design photographs when I encounter broken glass.”


☆ You can buy a High-Quality Print, or an Art Canvas of this Image, from my Fine Art Sales Gallery, at #Imagekind ! Please click on the following link to see your many fine art photograph options:

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Tags:
#environmentalstilllife, #imagekind, #Abstract, #illusion, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #contrasty, #colourful, #colorful, #shadows, #Photography, #black, #green, #orange, #blue, #tan, #mysterious, #darkshadows, #BehindtheLens, #PhotographyBlog, #smokephotographist, #purple, #brokenglassAbstract,

Illusion, Abstract Environmental Still Life Photography

Title: “Illusion”.

Creation Date: 13 January 2019.

Series: Environmental Still Life Photography.

Style: Abstract.

Series Years: 2017-2019 (On-going).

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia


Photographer’s Statement:

“I purposefully look for environmental scenes that are contrasty, colourful, and abstract, and sometimes I just get lucky that all of these ingredients randomly show up in front of me, just like those in “Illusion” did.”


☆ You can buy a High-Quality Print, or an Art Canvas of this Image, from my Fine Art Sales Gallery, at #Imagekind ! Please click on the following link to see your many fine art photograph options:

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Tags:
#environmentalstilllife, #imagekind, #Abstract, #illusion, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #contrasty, #colourful, #colorful, #shadows, #Photography, #black, #green, #orange, #blue, #tan, #mysterious, #darkshadows, #BehindtheLens, #PhotographyBlog, #smokephotographist,

Big Move and Sit and Stare

Yeah, so, I’ve been moving house. What a glorious pain in the ass that has been!

Now, I know why I haven’t moved in 18 years! LMAO! It is a horrendous physical and mental stress.

I have moved about 98% of the things from the old house, but I still need to do some work at the old house too. I have stayed at the new house for three nights, and geez, it takes time getting used to a TOTALLY new environment. New unfamiliar sounds and all of that, and different neighbours.

I know now, or, I remember now, why people don’t move very often and that is because it is a huge godless task. Sure, the new location may be newer and all of that, but there are sacrifices along the way.

The most inconvenient sacrifice for me is transportation.

I don’t drive anymore!

I own Ménière’s Disease. I get dizzy and have Vertigo attacks without much warning. I feel that it is highly irresponsible of anyone who has a medical condition that can cause uncontrollable loss of balance, such as Ménière’s Disease, to be driving a 1-ton (or bigger) vehicle (or motorcycle) along busy roads, which can quickly become a 1-ton weapon if you lose control of it due to a sudden dizzy attack. That is my personal opinion, others with Ménière’s may disagree.

Sacrifices

Yes, the sacrifices: My old house was near (a 1-block walk) to a bus stop. The best bus stop nearest to the new house, is a 1-kilometre walk away. There is a closer bus stop, but that route has fewer buses, and if I am not mistaken, the bus only arrives every 1 or 1 and a half hours—not so convenient. So, I have a choice of waiting a long time, or walking a long distance.

You may be saying, “Hey, 1 kilometre is not so far!”

I would reply with, “Hey, for someone like myself, with 4 types of Arthritis, YES, it is DAMNED FAR, and DAMNED Painful! I have A.S., R.A., Osteoporosis, and Cervical and Upper Thoracic Spondylosis. Believe me, while it may be good exercise, I will pay for it later in pain.

My other option is to take a GRAB wherever I need to go. GRAB is the UBER of Southeast Asia. That can get expensive very quickly! But, it is way cheaper than a Taxi.

Taxi drivers in Penang are notorious! LMAO! Their cars say “Metered Taxi”, MLMAO! In all my many years in Penang, the taxi drivers have NEVER EVER used their meters because it would benefit the passenger greatly. The taxi drivers just make up some TOTALLY ridiculous rate that is preposterous! And now, they bitch and moan about GRAB taking away their business. Well, they shouldn’t try so hard to ripoff their customers, and maybe people would take taxis. I wonder if they ever considered INTEGRITY to be part of their business?!?

☆ My advice to anyone visiting Malaysia is to download the GRAB app, and then use GRAB to get around. In Kuala Lumpur, you have more options, like the LRT, MRT, Monorail, the numerous train services that are fast, pretty convenient, and cheap. Sometimes, during peak hours, you may be packed like sardines in the LRT car, however, that is just how it goes. Oh well… I prefer the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) System, but you just have to take whatever train goes to your specific location, and it may not be MRT.

So anyway, those are my new bus-travel options. Doable, but more inconvenient than before.

SHOPPING

At the old house I was within walking distance (less than 1 kilometre) of 3 Shopping Complexes, and TESCO was only 1 Kilometre away.

Now, at the new location, I need to take transportation to get to any shopping complexes.

Bummer.

■ Oh well, the new house is newer and better than the old house, but for sure, there are convenience tradeoffs that I must contend with, and which are unavoidable.

◎ And Now, I Sit and Stare!

I sit and stare at all of the many boxes that need to be moved and unpacked, and the furniture that needs to be rearranged after clearing the boxes.

Sitting and staring is easier than moving the boxes; however, I do not have the mental ability to move objects with my mind, so I will need to gather up the willpower to physically move the boxes. It is a gradual endeavour, but it is getting done.

Wish me luck!

Psychoactive, Edit F, Abstract Photography by Nawfal Johnson

Title: “Psychoactive, Edit F”.

Creation Date: 5 January 2019

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.


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ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM PHOTOGRAPHY Series:

I have over 85 Photography Series. I consider myself an Abstract Expressionism Photographist, and I have photographed in this style for 20 or more years. Believe it or not, up until just recently (mid-2018), I had not created an Abstract Expressionism Photography Series—In a way, that seems completely ludicrous to me!

Typically, all of my Abstract Expressionism photographic artworks have been designed for other photography series, so I guess I never thought there was a need for a photo series called, “Abstract Expressionism Photography”.

However, with my work titled, “Descent into Tartarus” (2018), I had no collections that were specifically appropriate for that artwork. And after searching my many series, I could not find one titled, Abstract Expressionism Photography! Therefore, that is how this series came into existence. It was a process of discovery: I discovered that I needed an “Abstract Expressionism Photography” series.

Anyone who follows my work will know that Jackson Pollock is my main artistic influence. Thus, my Abstract Expressionism Photography artworks are in the fashion of All-Over Painting, and my works are full of chaos, action, dynamic colours, and design.


Artist’s Note :

This is the kind of art I design when I can’t sleep!


Tags:
#AbstractExpressionism, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #GreenBrokenGlass, #geometricshapes, #sharp, #lines, #edge, #cracked, #fractured, #cool, #imagekind, #JacksonPollock, #Psychoactive, #Psychedelic,

Abstract Green Broken Glass

Title: “Abstract Green Broken Glass”.

Creation Date: 3 January 2019

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.


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https://www.imagekind.com/ABSTRACT-GREEN-BROKEN-GLASS_art?imid=60846381-2b56-46b4-bdf1-c9c985eb4d3b


ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM PHOTOGRAPHY Series:

I have over 85 Photography Series. I consider myself an Abstract Expressionism Photographist, and I have photographed in this style for 20 or more years. Believe it or not, up until just recently (mid-2018), I had not created an Abstract Expressionism Photography Series—In a way, that seems completely ludicrous to me!

Typically, all of my Abstract Expressionism photographic artworks have been designed for other photography series, so I guess I never thought there was a need for a photo series called, “Abstract Expressionism Photography“.

However, with my work titled, “Descent into Tartarus” (2018), I had no collections that were specifically appropriate for that artwork. And after searching my many series, I could not find one titled, Abstract Expressionism Photography! Therefore, that is how this series came into existence. It was a process of discovery: I discovered that I needed an “Abstract Expressionism Photography” series.

Anyone who follows my work will know that Jackson Pollock is my main artistic influence. Thus, my Abstract Expressionism Photography artworks are in the fashion of All-Over Painting, and my works are full of chaos, action, dynamic colours, and design.


Tags:
#AbstractExpressionism, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #GreenBrokenGlass, #geometricshapes, #sharp, #lines, #edge, #cracked, #fractured, #cool, #imagekind,