Author: Nawfal

A Freelance, Editorial Photographer; Photographic Artist; and Abstract Expressionism Painter. A Nebraskan at Heart, but currently living in Malaysia. I love to photograph any stage related event, especially dance performances. I have been photographing dance since 1998, and have contributed to several magazines with dance photography essays. If you need photography done for Head Shots (i.e., to promote your book, self-promo, web-sites, actor's or modeling profile hand-outs, etc.), Dance or Stage Production Photography, Candid Portraiture, Cat Portraiture, or Fine Art Abstract Expressionism Photography for Wall Decoration & Interior Design - Please leave me a private message because I would like to help you with your photography needs. Thank You for your Visit!

ABSTRACT SMOKE #2, Edit F on 21 August 2019 from the Smoke Art Photography Series

Title: “ABSTRACT SMOKE #2, Edit F on 21 August 2019”.

Creation Date: 21 August 2019.

Series: SMOKE-ART PHOTOGRAPHY.

Series Year: 2009—2019.

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.
#Penang, #Malaysia.

Blog: smokephotographist.wordpress.com

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#calm, #cloudy, #Ethereal, #good, #green, #purple, #imagekind, #Johnson, #lyrical, #Nawfal, #photography, #red, #smokeart, #SmokeArt, #smokephotographist, #soft, @imagekind, #alien, #ambidextrous, #blue, #chaos, #RorschachArt, #green, #mirrored, #orange, #order, #purple, #smoke, #complex, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #BehindtheLensBlog, #AbstractExpressionismPhotography, #ContemporaryArt,

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ABSTRACT SMOKE #1, Edit E on 21 August 2019 Smoke Art Photography

Title: “ABSTRACT SMOKE #1, Edit E on 21 August 2019”.

Creation Date: 21 August 2019.

Series: SMOKE-ART PHOTOGRAPHY.

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Series: SMOKE-ART.

Series Year: 2009—2019.
Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
#Penang, #Malaysia.

Blog: smokephotographist.wordpress.com

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☆ Fine-Art Prints and Canvas Sales Gallery Site Link @imagekind:

https://www.imagekind.com/ABSTRACT-SMOKE-1-Edit-E-on-21-August-2019_art?imid=a7d1c11b-e589-4d5d-9bfb-ed8153f37c37


“I just read a post by someone on Deviant Art, saying that IF your artwork generally gets ignored (online) it is because it is not unique enough. I would disagree with that. I see a lot of overly done subjects (e.g. flowers, etc.), which get all kinds of love (for some reason) from many people.

I personally don’t understand how so much average artwork gets so much attention. I’m just saying.

Maybe people just prefer cliche art that is accompanied by poetry, or personal anecdotes (The Recipe)? I don’t know….inquiring minds want to know.

Must I conform to that recipe to get more attention? I’m not one to conform. Never have been.

One thing I do agree with, according to that Deviant Art author, is to ‘Do work that you like!’ Yes. I do, do work that I like. I would hope I could convert many many viewers to ‘like’ my work. However, that may not be the case. I will stay true to myself. If along the way, I get sooooooooo ‘popular’ that I don’t know what to do with “all of that popularity” (The Problem), WOW, wouldn’t that just be nifty!

However, in my (working on) 13 years of blogging, I haven’t really had that problem, LMAO!

☆ My “Grateful For” statement for today: I am grateful for the people who take time to look at (or read) my blog (and my artwork), and who appreciate the detail (and chaos) and uniqueness I attempt to design into each piece—Thank You!

It is now raining. No need to water my trees and plants, I am also grateful for that too!”


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#calm, #cloudy, #Ethereal, #good, #green, #purple, #imagekind, #Johnson, #lyrical, #Nawfal, #photography, #red, #smokeart, #SmokeArt, #smokephotographist, #soft, @imagekind, #alien, #ambidextrous, #blue, #chaos, #RorschachArt, #green, #mirrored, #orange, #order, purple, #red, #smoke, #complex, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #BehindtheLensBlog, #AbstractExpressionismPhotography, #ContemporaryArt,

ABSTRACT SMOKE #1, EDIT J ON 19 AUGUST 2019 Smoke-Art Photography

Title: “ABSTRACT SMOKE #1, EDIT J ON 19 AUGUST 2019”.

Series: SMOKE-ART PHOTOGRAPHY.

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Series: SMOKE-ART.

Series Year: 2009—2019.
Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
#Penang, #Malaysia.
Blog: smokephotographist.wordpress.com
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☆ Fine-Art Prints and Canvas Sales Gallery Site Link @imagekind:

https://www.imagekind.com/ABSTRACT-SMOKE-1-EDIT-J-ON-19-AUGUST-2019_art?imid=a5a87258-6e3a-43db-b04a-8c04bfb590f1

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#calm, #cloudy, #Ethereal, #good, #green, #purple, #imagekind, #Johnson, #lyrical, #Nawfal, #photography, #red, #smokeart, #SmokeArt, #smokephotographist, #soft, @imagekind, #alien, #ambidextrous, #blue, #chaos, #RorschachArt, #green, #mirrored, #orange, #order, purple, #red, #smoke, #complex, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #BehindtheLensBlog, #AbstractExpressionismPhotography, #ContemporaryArt,

Abstract Light Streaks #421, Edit D Nighttime Urban Lights Abstract Photography

Title: “Abstract Light Streaks #421, Edit D”.

Creation Date: 15 August 2019.
By: Nawfal Johnson.

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved
Penang, Malaysia
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☆Subject:

#Poetry of Moving Lights

☆Photography Categories:

#Long-Exposure Photography, #Nighttime Photography, #Dancing Lights, #Ambidextrous Photography.

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Tags:
#chaotic, #abstruse, #action, #AMBIDEXTROUS, #black, #complex, #conceptual, #deep, #entangled, #explosively, #expressionism, #galaxy, #horror, #hypothetical, #ideal, #illuminati, #indefinite, #infinite, #intellectual, #lightstreaks666, #longexposure, #lowlight, #Malaysia, #mirrored, #Multidimensional, #MultiUniverse, #NawfalJohnson, #NIGHTMARE, #nighttimephotography, #nonconcrete, #orange, #OrderChaosControl, #outerspace, #Penang, #philosophical, #Physics, #Pollock, #Quantum, #quasars, #recondite, #red, #RorschachLightStreaksArt, #Serpentine, #Serpentis, #StarGate, #StephenKing, #Streetlights, #StringTheory, #symmetry, #theoretical, #transcendent, #transcendental, #unreal, #UrbanLightatNightPhotography, #urbantraffic, #white, #XXX, #yellow, #Poetry, #MasterofLight, #other, #theworldistotallyfuckedupbeyondallrepair, #Rorschach, #psychedelic, #DarthPlagueis, #Photography, #Poetry, #Dancing, #Dance, #Photography, photography, #diabolus, #devil, #evil, #Ganesha, #ContemporaryArt,

Abstract Light Streaks #419, Edit D, aka, Ganesha and My Thoughts on doing Photography Everyday

Title: “Abstract Light Streaks #419, Edit D, aka, Ganesha”.

Creation Date: 13 August 2019.

By: Nawfal Johnson.

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved
Penang, Malaysia
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Photography Everyday?

“One question I get asked sometimes is, “Do I do photography everyday?””

“The simple answer is, ‘No’, I don’t photograph subjects everyday.

In fact, sometimes, one, two, or even three weeks may roll by between the actual process of photographing things.

I know, that is ‘BLASPHEMOUS’, some other Photographers may exclaim!

Well, here is my reasoning: IF, I photographed everyday, I would never get to the actual creation of Art Photographs that I do, and my photographic art pieces do take (considerable) time to complete.

I already have a backlog of RAW images that I need to edit and work with. Maybe other Photographers need to be photographing everyday, but I don’t! I already have enough RAW images I need to work with, and I can only do that if I am at my desk, working with those images on my TAB (or a computer) and doing the ACTUAL creative work to design images for my various series.

So, ‘No’ is the answer to that question. When I run low on RAW image files, or, if I just want to go take pictures, then, I grab my camera and hit the streets to find new subject matter. Nevertheless, I am always composing images in my mind, and photographing images in my mind as I walk around: It is a habit for me.

☆ I do always carry my camera with me, as that is PHOTOGRAPHY’S FIRST CARDINAL RULE: ‘ALWAYS HAVE YOUR CAMERA WITH YOU’!

However, that does not mean that I always take my camera out and capture photographs for nothing. In my opinion, a subject REALLY needs to POP-OUT at me and grab my attention, or look VERY interesting for me to compose a picture with my camera. It is just the way I am now, with my photography.


Subject:

#Poetry of Moving Lights

Photography Categories:

#Long-Exposure Photography, #Nighttime Photography, #Dancing Lights, #Ambidextrous Photography.

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Tags:
#chaotic, #abstruse, #action, #AMBIDEXTROUS, #black, #complex, #conceptual, #deep, #entangled, #explosively, #expressionism, #galaxy, #horror, #hypothetical, #ideal, #illuminati, #indefinite, #infinite, #intellectual, #lightstreaks666, #longexposure, #lowlight, #Malaysia, #mirrored, #Multidimensional, #MultiUniverse, #NawfalJohnson, #NIGHTMARE, #nighttimephotography, #nonconcrete, #orange, #OrderChaosControl, #outerspace, #Penang, #philosophical, #Physics, #Pollock, #Quantum, #quasars, #recondite, #red, #RorschachLightStreaksArt, #Serpentine, #Serpentis, #StarGate, #StephenKing, #Streetlights, #StringTheory, #symmetry, #theoretical, #transcendent, #transcendental, #unreal, #UrbanLightatNightPhotography, #urbantraffic, #white, #XXX, #yellow, #Poetry, #MasterofLight, #other, #theworldistotallyfuckedupbeyondallrepair, #Rorschach, #psychedelic, #DarthPlagueis, #Photography, #Poetry, #Dancing, #Dance, #Photography, photography, #diabolus, #devil, #evil, #Ganesha,

Abstract Light Streaks #418, aka Ptolemy and the Phoenix Nighttime Urban Lights Photography

Title: “Abstract Light Streaks #418, aka Ptolemy and the Phoenix”.

Creation Date: 6 August 2019.

By: Nawfal Johnson.

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☆Subject:

#Poetry of Moving Lights

☆Photography Categories:

#Long-Exposure Photography, #Nighttime Photography, #Dancing Lights, #Ambidextrous Photography.

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Tags:
#chaotic, #abstruse, #action, #AMBIDEXTROUS, #black, #complex, #conceptual, #deep, #entangled, #explosively, #expressionism, #galaxy, #horror, #hypothetical, #ideal, #illuminati, #indefinite, #infinite, #intellectual, #lightstreaks666, #longexposure, #lowlight, #Malaysia, #mirrored, #Multidimensional, #MultiUniverse, #NawfalJohnson, #NIGHTMARE, #nighttimephotography, #nonconcrete, #orange, #OrderChaosControl, #outerspace, #Penang, #philosophical, #Physics, #Pollock, #Quantum, #quasars, #recondite, #red, #RorschachLightStreaksArt, #Serpentine, #Serpentis, #StarGate, #StephenKing, #Streetlights, #StringTheory, #symmetry, #theoretical, #transcendent, #transcendental, #unreal, #UrbanLightatNightPhotography, #urbantraffic, #white, #XXX, #yellow, #Poetry, #MasterofLight, #other, #theworldistotallyfuckedupbeyondallrepair, #Rorschach, #psychedelic, #DarthPlagueis, #Photography, #Poetry, #Dancing, #Dance, #Photography, photography, #diabolus, #devil, #evil,

Abstract Light Streaks #417, aka Diabolus Abstract Long-Exposure Nighttime Urban Photography

Title: “Abstract Light Streaks #417, aka Diabolus”.

Creation Date: 6 August 2019.

By: Nawfal Johnson.

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☆Subject:

#Poetry of Moving Lights

☆Photography Categories:

#Long-Exposure Photography, #Nighttime Photography, #Dancing Lights, #Ambidextrous Photography.

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Tags:
#chaotic, #abstruse, #action, #AMBIDEXTROUS, #black, #complex, #conceptual, #deep, #entangled, #explosively, #expressionism, #galaxy, #horror, #hypothetical, #ideal, #illuminati, #indefinite, #infinite, #intellectual, #lightstreaks666, #longexposure, #lowlight, #Malaysia, #mirrored, #Multidimensional, #MultiUniverse, #NawfalJohnson, #NIGHTMARE, #nighttimephotography, #nonconcrete, #orange, #OrderChaosControl, #outerspace, #Penang, #philosophical, #Physics, #Pollock, #Quantum, #quasars, #recondite, #red, #RorschachLightStreaksArt, #Serpentine, #Serpentis, #StarGate, #StephenKing, #Streetlights, #StringTheory, #symmetry, #theoretical, #transcendent, #transcendental, #unreal, #UrbanLightatNightPhotography, #urbantraffic, #white, #XXX, #yellow, #Poetry, #MasterofLight, #other, #theworldistotallyfuckedupbeyondallrepair, #Rorschach, #psychedelic, #DarthPlagueis, #Photography, #Poetry, #Dancing, #Dance, #Photography, photography, #diabolus, #devil, #evil,

Texture in Blue and Ivory, Edit B ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY

Title: “Texture in Blue and Ivory, Edit B.”

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia
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Series: Abstract Expressionism Photography.

√ Series Web Link:
https://www.imagekind.com/artists/nawfalnur/Abstract-Expressionism-Photography/fine-art-prints/
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Tags:
#blue, #macro, #NaturalAbstract, #abandoned, #abandoning, #discarded, #tropical, #calm, #relaxing, #nature, #Zen, #shadows, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #BehindtheLens, #Lucky, #6, #Heart, #PlayingCard, #Macro, #Closeup, #alone, #likeable, #lonely, #solitary, #discarded, #EnvironmentalStillLifePhotography, #AbstractExpressionismPhotography, #red, #brown, #rust, #Shadows, #Colors, #wavelength, #wavylines, #scratch, #psychedelic, #psychedelia, #texture, #wavy,

ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #416

Title: “ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #416”.

Creation Date: 3 August 2019.
By: Nawfal Johnson.
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☆Subject:

#Poetry of Moving Lights

☆Photography Categories:

#Long-Exposure Photography, #Nighttime Photography, #Dancing Lights, #Ambidextrous Photography.

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Tags:
#chaotic, #abstruse, #action, #AMBIDEXTROUS, #black, #complex, #conceptual, #deep, #entangled, #explosively, #expressionism, #galaxy, #horror, #hypothetical, #ideal, #illuminati, #indefinite, #infinite, #intellectual, #lightstreaks666, #longexposure, #lowlight, #Malaysia, #mirrored, #Multidimensional, #MultiUniverse, #NawfalJohnson, #NIGHTMARE, #nighttimephotography, #nonconcrete, #orange, #OrderChaosControl, #outerspace, #Penang, #philosophical, #Physics, #Pollock, #Quantum, #quasars, #recondite, #red, #RorschachLightStreaksArt, #Serpentine, #Serpentis, #StarGate, #StephenKing, #Streetlights, #StringTheory, #symmetry, #theoretical, #transcendent, #transcendental, #unreal, #UrbanLightatNightPhotography, #urbantraffic, #white, #XXX, #yellow, #Poetry, #MasterofLight, #other, #theworldistotallyfuckedupbeyondallrepair, #Rorschach, #psychedelic, #DarthPlagueis, #Photography, #Poetry, #Dancing, #Dance, #Photography, photography,

ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #415, Edit J, Nighttime Urban Dancing-Lights Abstract Photography

Title: “ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #415, Edit J”.

Creation Date: 2 August 2019.

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson.

ALL Rights Reserved.
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Subject:

#Poetry of Moving Lights

Photography Categories:

#Long-Exposure Photography, #Nighttime Photography, #Dancing Lights, #Ambidextrous Photography.

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When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things. – Wynn Bullock


Tags:
#chaotic, #abstruse, #action, #AMBIDEXTROUS, #black, #complex, #conceptual, #deep, #entangled, #explosively, #expressionism, #galaxy, #horror, #hypothetical, #ideal, #illuminati, #indefinite, #infinite, #intellectual, #lightstreaks666, #longexposure, #lowlight, #Malaysia, #mirrored, #Multidimensional, #MultiUniverse, #NawfalJohnson, #NIGHTMARE, #nighttimephotography, #nonconcrete, #orange, #OrderChaosControl, #outerspace, #Penang, #philosophical, #Physics, #Pollock, #Quantum, #quasars, #recondite, #red, #RorschachLightStreaksArt, #Serpentine, #Serpentis, #StarGate, #StephenKing, #Streetlights, #StringTheory, #symmetry, #theoretical, #transcendent, #transcendental, #unreal, #UrbanLightatNightPhotography, #urbantraffic, #white, #XXX, #yellow, #Poetry, #MasterofLight, #other, #theworldistotallyfuckedupbeyondallrepair, #Rorschach, #psychedelic, #DarthPlagueis, #Photography, #Poetry, #Dancing, #Dance, #Photography, photography, #Wynn Bullock,

Bottle and Egg Cartons in Blue behind Glass Environmental Still Life Photography

Title: “Bottle and Egg Cartons in Blue behind Glass.”

Creation Date: 1 August 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:
“Seeing common items from the opposite side of glass, especially privacy refracting glass, gives me an incentive to design photographs. I imagined this looking like a very interesting image from a X-Ray machine.”
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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, #slipper, #rain, #raindrops, #single, #one, #alone, #purple, #behindglass, #eggcartons, #refraction, #surreal, #upsidedown, #surrealism,

A View from the Edge of the Milky Way Galaxy #17

Title: “AVFTEOTMWG #17”.

Creation Date: 28 July 2019

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.

The Galaxy: Milky Way.

Series: “A View from the Edge of the Milky Way Galaxy.” (2018 – 2019)

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https://www.imagekind.com/AVFTEOTMWG-17_art?imid=9d2f8b6c-f9ef-4106-a70d-35188d3d9300

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“The term Milky Way is a translation of the Latin via lactea, from the Greek γαλαξίας κύκλος (galaxías kýklos, “milky circle”). From Earth, the Milky Way appears as a band because its disk-shaped structure is viewed from within. Galileo Galilei first resolved the band of light into individual stars with his telescope in 1610. Until the early 1920s, most astronomers thought that the Milky Way contained all the stars in the Universe….The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy with a diameter between 150,000 and 200,000 light-years (ly). It is estimated to contain 100–400 billion stars. There are probably at least 100 billion planets in the Milky Way. The Solar System is located within the disk, 26,490 (± 100) light-years from the Galactic Center, on the inner edge of the Orion Arm, one of the spiral-shaped concentrations of gas and dust. The stars in the innermost 10,000 light-years form a bulge and one or more bars that radiate from the bulge. The galactic center is an intense radio source known as Sagittarius A*, likely a supermassive black hole of 4.100 (± 0.034) million solar masses.”

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way
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Tags:
#ScienceFictionPhotography, #space, #universe, #galaxy, #solarsystem, #stars, #planets, #edge, #MilkyWay, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #Abstractionist, #AbstractExpressionism, #Hubble, #galacticcenter, #Shapley, #Curtis, #GreatDebate, #AlphaQuadrant, #Astronomy, #vialactea, #galaxíaskýklos, #RedGiants, #SpaceRocks, #Cosmic, #Golden, #harmony, #Photography, #cosmology, #Sun, #blue, #skyscape,

Where the Darkroom Safe Light Concept came From

If you have ever worked in the Photographic Darkroom, then you know how GREAT it is that there is a thing called the Safe Light!

A Safe Light allows the Darkroom Technician the ability to do some operations of the printing process, in some amount of light. If you have done work in the darkroom, you may not have fully appreciated this invention, but perhaps we should! I now appreciate it more probably, then I did when I was a Photographic Darkroom Technician, and Photographer doing work in the darkroom. At the time, I just took the technology for granted. Now, I know there is a long history to this single, useful, darkroom aid.

“In 1800, Dr. Herschel’s “Memoirs on the Heating Power of the Solar Spectrum” were published, and out of his observations on the various effects of differently coloured darkening glasses arose the idea that the chemical properties of the prismatic colours, and coloured glass, might be as different as those which related to heat and light. His suspicions were ultimately verified, and hence the use of yellow or ruby glass in the windows of the “darkroom,” as either of those coloured glasses admit the luminous ray and restrain the violet or active photographic ray, and allow all the operations that would otherwise have to be performed in the dark, to be seen and done in comfort, and without injury to the sensitive film.”

(Source: The Evolution of Photography, 1854-1890, by John Werge, Published in 1890.)