ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER EXPOSURE AND PR SELF-PROMOTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Oh I Almost Forgot to Toot My Own Horn Again, But I Suppose it Would Be Good to do that 

I was featured in the December 2017 issue of URBAN HEALTH MAGAZINE.  December is almost over with, but not quite, so I will still mention it.

The article covers my life with my Art Photography, my life with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a VERY long, lifetime degenerative joint, arthritic, autoimmune disease.  The article also touches on my life struggling with chronic depression and how I focus ALL (much of it) OF THIS PAIN into my Art Photography.  

You can get the magazine in Malaysia and probably Singapore.

Here is the cover and first page of the feature story.  The article may be of some comfort to anyone suffering with AS and Depression…perhaps.

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Penang Trees Nawfal Johnson’s Abstract Expressionistic Vision via eFolio Publication

Penang Trees – an Abstract Expressionism Perspective

"Penang Trees - an Abstract Expressionistic Photography Point of View," by Nawfal Johnson Nur, is a collection of 18 art photographs. This series shows "what else" the trees are - their symbolic meanings based on physical characteristics, which in a larger sense, inspired this project.

“Penang Trees – an Abstract Expressionistic Photography Point of View,” by Nawfal Johnson Nur, is a collection of 18 art photographs. This series shows “what else” the trees are – their symbolic meanings based on physical characteristics, which in a larger sense, inspired this project.

The eFolio Photography Book is available for sale at my Sales Gallery at LULU.Com.  This is where I offer many of my publications in eFolio format.  Here is the TinyURL Link to go to my eFolio Publication Page:  https://tinyurl.com/nlzpjus

Here is one of the art pieces from the “Penang Trees” eFolio Collection:

Title:  "Abstract Trees, v14, Edit B." Collection:  Penang Trees. Copyright Nawfal Johnson Nur ~ All Rights Reserved. eFolio Publication 2012.

Title: “Abstract Trees, v14, Edit B.”
Collection: Penang Trees.
Copyright Nawfal Johnson Nur ~ All Rights Reserved.
eFolio Publication 2012.

Book Promotion:

Here is just a note about your own Book Promotion, that is, if you ever wish to publish, or self-publish a book of any kind.  From what I have read, it is your responsibility (yes, your responsibility) to self-promote your publications for at least three years!  Yeap – three years.  That being the case, and because I published the “Penang Trees…” eFolio in 2012, I should mention it until at least 2015.  In fact, I have quite a number of artwork eFolio publications that I need to self-promote, at least more often.  Self-Publish, or publish through a traditional publishing house, it is usually good to promote your work whenever possible.  You have to get the word out there.  I like the old saying,

“If you don’t toot your own horn, who will?”

This saying is very true, and I think that most artists would agree there is some validity to this practice:  There is so much artwork out there – it is very easy to get lost in all the visual “noise” out in the world – on the Internet.

If we (in general) are lucky enough, some day, to reach the level of fame of Richard Avedon, Salvador Dalí, Annie Leibovitz, or, hummmmmm, Diego Rivera – then WOW, we will have ALL SORTS OF PR People wanting to help us get commissioned work, published work, and museum and gallery shows.  UNTIL THAT HAPPENS, God Willing, we will have to be the ones doing all the “heavy lifting” getting the word out there that we exist, that we have good artwork for sale, that we have published work that is cool, and all the other things we need to do as artists.

Anyway…that’s all for now.