#Contemporary Art Photography

The Abandoned & UN-Recycled: Recycling, a Business Deemed Unnecessary During Planned-Demic

The Abandoned & UN-Recycled: Recycling, a Business Deemed Unnecessary During Planned-Demic

Title: Abandoned and UN-Recycled.
Copyright 2020 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
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https://www.imagekind.com/Abandoned-and-UN-Recycled_art?imid=a6589ab2-3a2b-49b0-a441-6a8e6bbdb2c3
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Series:
ENVIRONMENTAL STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
☆ Link to See All Photography from the ENVIRONMENTAL STILL LIFE Fine Art Photography Series:
http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/ENVIRONMENTAL_STILL_LIFE_PHOTOGRAPHY
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Asian, #BehindtheLens, #BehindtheLensBlog, #color, #ContemporaryArt, #darkandlight, #darkshadows, #fineart, #NawfalJohnsonNur, abstract, abstraction, photography, Color, Colourful, Environmental, Contrasty, nature, sunlight, abandoned, recycling,

ENVIRONMENTAL STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY Bougainvillea on Leaves

ENVIRONMENTAL STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

Title: Bougainvillea on Leaves.
Copyright 2020 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
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☆ Buy Fine Art Prints of this Photograph from this Link, at Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/Bougainvillea-on-Leaves_art?imid=21fa65d3-ee98-4901-b537-2ace5e4dc1ae
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Series:
ENVIRONMENTAL STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
☆ Link to See All Photography from the ENVIRONMENTAL STILL LIFE Fine Art Photography Series:
http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/ENVIRONMENTAL_STILL_LIFE_PHOTOGRAPHY
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Tags: Asian, #BehindtheLens, #BehindtheLensBlog, #color, #contemporaryart, #darkandlight, #darkshadows, #fineart, #NawfalJohnsonNur, abstract, abstraction, botanical, bougainvillea, color, colourful, contrasty, environmental, nature, photography, sunlight, trees

SUN FLARE THRU THE TREES, BLACK & WHITE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY Series

From the BLACK & WHITE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY Series:

SUN FLARE THRU THE TREES

Title: SUN FLARE THRU THE TREES.
Copyright 2020 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
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☆ Buy Fine Art Prints of this Photograph from this Link, at Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/SUN-FLARE-THRU-THE-TREES_art?imid=30ab0639-21de-420f-920d-f533aa5a9254
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Series:
Black & White Fine Art Photography
☆ Link to See All Photography from the Black & White Fine Art Photography Series:
http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/BLACK_and_WHITE_FINE_ART_PHOTOGRAPHY
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Asian, #BehindtheLens, #BehindtheLensBlog, #BLACKANDWHITE, #ContemporaryArt, #darkandlight, #darkshadows, #fineart, #NawfalJohnsonNur, abstract, abstraction, photography, B&W, Black&White, Contrasty, nature, silhouette, sunlight, Trees, White,

The 5 Most Influential Painters in My Life!

A very in-depth and thoroughly thought out list of the Painters /Artists who have influenced me the most. Please take a trip to my other Blog to see that Post!

https://nawfalnur.wordpress.com/2020/05/08/mental-note-32-my-list-of-the-5-most-influential-painters-for-me-and-why/

New Work, White on Black v2 Abstract Photography

White on Black v.2

White on Black, v2
Copyright 2020 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
No unauthorized use.
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Series:
Mirrored Abstract Photography
(2009 – 2020)
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☆ Buy Prints:
https://www.imagekind.com/White-on-Black-v2_art?imid=5fd8fd05-119d-440a-907a-9ca85e64dc9f
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Tags:
Abstract, Rorschach, Art, PHOTOGRAPHY, B&W, mirrored, NawfalJohnsonNur,

15 YEARS BLOGGING ANNIVERSARY as of 14 FEBRUARY!

So…I’ve been with WordPress since 14 February 2005. However, my first post was actually 23 April 2005. I guess I had no idea what to say. Sometimes, I still have no idea what to say. Nevertheless, I keep blogging.

Fissure in the Red

Title: “Fissure in the Red”.

Creation Date: 31 January 2020
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Copyright 2020 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
Series: Penang Wall Decay
Series Years: 2014 to 2020 (On-going).
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☆ Buy Fine Art Photography Prints and Canvas at this URL:

https://www.imagekind.com/Fissure-in-the-Red_art?imid=0d8f5545-c94c-4276-9348-c738093d53e0

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#red, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #oldpaint, #penang, #urbandecay, #walls, #UrbanFragments, #Abstract, #Photography, #Art, #Contemporary,

“BAT in the Trees, aka, Tree Impressions #11”

Abstract Tree Impressions Art Photography

“BAT in the Trees, aka, Tree Impressions #11”

Title: “BAT in the Trees, aka, Tree Impressions #11”.

Creation Date: 20 January 2020.

Series: TREE IMPRESSIONS.

Series Years: 2019 – 2020 (On-going).
Copyright 2020 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
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Main Influences for Exploring New Adventures and Viewpoints with Photography:

1) Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feininger (December 27, 1906 – February 18, 1999)
2) Carl Fischer (B. 1924), was a longtime Photographer for Esquire magazine.
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☆ Buy Gallery Prints and Fine Art Canvas of this Photographic Artwork, at the following Link:

https://www.imagekind.com/BAT-in-the-Trees-aka-Tree-Impressions-11_art?imid=f2d18444-5b2d-405c-8dda-666093276b9d

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Artist’s Notes :

1) A BIG Bat in the Trees.

2) Complex Chaos in Control.


Tags:
#Photography #Art #NawfalJohnsonNur #Contemporary #FineArtPhotography #Rorschach #Trees #Impression #order #chaos #forever #Abstract, #TreeArt, #Integrity,

Abstract Light Streaks #437 Abstract Light Streaks Photography Series

Title: “Abstract Light Streaks #437”.

Creation Date: 13 January 2020.
By: Nawfal Johnson.
Copyright 2020 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved
Penang, Malaysia
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☆ Here’s how You can Help Me Now! Click on the Following Link and Buy my Fine Art Photography in Gallery-Quality Prints and Canvas at my Gallery Link below!

https://www.imagekind.com/Abstract-Light-Streaks-437_art?imid=e39b695b-666b-4506-a573-ff5fa56e962c

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Tags:

#Photography, #Art, #FineArt, #ContemporaryArt, #LightStreaks, #Abstract, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #illuminated, #Rorschach, #ChaosOrder,

My First Art Photograph of 2020, TREE IMPRESSIONS #10, aka, “Integrity”.

Title: “TREE IMPRESSIONS #10, aka, “Integrity”.

Creation Date: 6 January 2020.

Series: TREE IMPRESSIONS.

Series Years: 2019 – 2020 (On-going).
Copyright 2020 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
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Definition of Integrity.

1: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : INCORRUPTIBILITY.

Integrity: the MOST important code to me, and one of the most challenging to adhere to (for me). It is so easy to be thrown off the Integrity-tracks. Each time I screwup, I repeat the word, “Integrity”, to remind myself of the moral code I so much want to live by.

☆ One great definition of “Integrity” I heard once, was: ‘To not be ashamed or afraid of your actions and how you conduct yourself in your private life, because your private actions and behaviours are as morally good as your actions and behaviours you let people see and experience in your public life.’

That is a powerful concept, and a difficult concept for us mere mortals.

Yeah, Integrity is a Life Code that I continually must work on — I am far from perfect.


☆ I named this Tree Impressions art photograph, “Integrity” because no matter where you look in this work, left-right, or, up-down, you see the equal counterpart— they are essentially the same, just mirrored. It is what I consider, and symbolic of, Public-Private Actions and Behaviours. What you see on one side in this work is equivalent to what’s on the other side. If, one side is different (in this work), then it symbolically means I have strayed from my moral code, or my values, and action must be taken to restore balance, and to learn from my mistakes.

It is NOT easy….It is really hard.

However, to live a life of Integrity is very important to me, and I’m sure I’ll be working on fixing my mistakes throughout life, and at least attempting to get closer to Living a Life with more time spent in the “Light Side”, and less time in the “Dark Side” (that must be a Star Wars reference of some sort).

☆ In short: Do Better…Be Better!


Main Influences for Exploring New Adventures and Viewpoints with Photography:

1) Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feininger (December 27, 1906 – February 18, 1999)
2) Carl Fischer (B. 1924), was a longtime Photographer for Esquire magazine.
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☆ Buy Gallery Prints and Fine Art Canvas of this Photographic Artwork, at the following Link:

https://www.imagekind.com/TREE-IMPRESSIONS-10-aka-Integrity_art?imid=4b0a532d-bd80-4f6d-b7a9-9c92f1dbb60d

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#Photography #Art #NawfalJohnsonNur #Contemporary #FineArtPhotography #Rorschach #Trees #Impression #order #chaos #forever #Abstract, #TreeArt, #Integrity,

Causam Ignorantes Urbis Incendium Tunc from the Fire Portraits Fine Art Photography Series

Title: “Causam Ignorantes Urbis Incendium Tunc.”

Then they do not know the cause of the burning of the city.

(However, we know….)
Creation Date: 29 December 2019.
Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
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Series: Fire Portraits (2016 – Present).

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Artist’s Note:

I felt that the text from Historian, Giraldi Cambrensis, was very appropriate for this Fire Portrait, of a fiery demon (of some sort): “Causam Ignorantes Urbis Incendium Tunc.”
[Then they do not know the cause of the burning of the city]. However, such destruction can only come from some Evil source: and thus, the source of this disaster is known — And its name is ‘Evil’.
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Source: De instructione principis opus est scriptoris Giraldi Cambrensis.

“Having thus demonstrated his usefulness, Gerald was selected to accompany the Archbishop of Canterbury, Baldwin of Forde, on a tour of Wales in 1188, the object being a recruitment campaign for the Third Crusade. His account of that journey, the Itinerarium Cambriae (1191) was followed by the Descriptio Cambriae in 1194.” (Wikipedia)

“Giraldus Cambrensis, also called Gerald Of Wales, or Gerald De Barri, (born c. 1146, Manorbier Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales—died c. 1223), archdeacon of Brecknock, Brecknockshire (1175–1204), and historian, whose accounts of life in the late 12th century stand as a valuable historical source.” (Source: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Giraldus-Cambrensis ).

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☆ You can buy Fine Art Prints and Canvas of this Art Photograph from the following link:

https://www.imagekind.com/Causam-Ignorantes-Urbis%C2%A0Incendium%C2%A0Tunc_art?imid=237a381d-ac86-47ff-8ddc-24278098d4a3

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#contemporary, #contemporaryart, #demon, #evil, #fineart, #fire, #godunderworld, #horror, #mythology, #photography, #portrait, #war, #Illuminated, #Illuminati, #NWO, #SkullandBones, #Devil, #Lucifer, #ASMODEUS,

Abstract Light Streaks #436

Title: “Abstract Light Streaks #436”.

Creation Date: 27 December 2019.
By: Nawfal Johnson.
Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved
Penang, Malaysia
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☆ Here’s how You can Help Me Now! Click on the Following Link and Buy my Fine Art Photography in Gallery-Quality Prints and Canvas at my Gallery Link below!

https://www.imagekind.com/Abstract-Light-Streaks-436_art?imid=d000faed-0698-40b2-ad70-30a80f320eff

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#Photography, #Art, #FineArt, #ContemporaryArt, #LightStreaks, #Abstract, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #illuminated, #Rorschach, #ChaosOrder,

12 (actually 13) of the BEST (MY FAVOURITES I GUESS) HEAVY, TECHNICAL, AND DEATH METAL GUITARISTS! YEAH I KNOW I HATE LISTS TOO BUT I FEEL I am COMPELLED TO DO IT ANYWAY!

☆ 1st of all, this is not going to be an Art Photography Post. The Next Post will Be.

AND…………

☆ 2nd of all, I will be Courteous enough to give you advanced WARNING, that IF you have any Heart Conditions, or if you Feel Like You are on the Verge of having a Stroke, OR, if you are easily “Triggered”, this isn’t going to be the Post for You!

Why?

Because MUCH OF the music, and some of the vids., in this blog post are HEAVY AS F\/©K! And also, some of the lyrics are EXTREME/VILE/CRUDE/ETC. = From one band: INFANT ANNIHILATOR (what to do…their Guitarist is in my list).

● All videos in this post are the Copyright of their respective owners and are used here only to demonstrate and teach about who are REALLY MASTERS of the Guitar in Heavy Metal, some Technical, but mostly Death Metal, genres of music.


☆ I Do Not Like Making Lists!

Yeah….So, I don’t like making lists because someone will always say, “You’re Crazy! How Could you POSSIBLY have put that guy in your list, these people are better…you’re an Idiot!” And, other crap like that. Don’t expect me to respond to those types of comments. You can have your own opinion. And, 100 Guitarists could be on my list, but this took enough time already.


⊙ Well, I’m also going DEAF, thanks to F\/©KING MÉNIÈRE’S DISEASE!

Nevertheless, until “that” may happen (become mostly deaf), someday, I still know what Great Guitar Playing sounds like. However, I have my doubts about the people at MusicRadar dot com, who came up with a “List of the 10 Best Metal Guitarists in the World Today” (Seems rather arrogant).

When I saw their list, I was thinking, “Are these people crazy?!?” Their list was more like, the “10 Most Popular Guitarists in the World”, and that is highly debatable too.

I know that my List of “BEST” Guitarists will also be debatable, but I think I am A LOT Closer to naming the “BEST” Metal/Technical/Death Metal Guitarists in the World. But you never know…..There’s probably some 5 year old in Whatchamakallit, Jerkanistan (I made that up, if you didn’t know), who is the BEST Metal Guitarist.

I have a very Dark and Sarcastic Humour inside of me, if you couldn’t tell.


So, Here is the VERY Questionable List of the 10 BEST GUITARISTS in the Universe, According to MusicRadar. (Side Note: All the Guitarists on their List are actually great Guitarists, but I DON’T think these are the “Best”):

1) Jim Root and Mick Thomson (Slipknot).

2) James Hetfied and Kurt Hammett (Metallica).

3) James ‘Munky’ Shaffer (KORN).

4) Olavi Mikkonen and Johan Söderberg (Amon Amarth).

5) Richard Z. Kruspe and Paul Landers (Rammstein).

6) Phil Sqrosso and Nick Hipa (As I Lay Dying).

7) Sean Long and Mat Welsh (While She Sleeps).

8) Kerry King and Gary Holt (Slayer).

9) Adam Dutkiewicz and Joel Stroetzel (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE).

10) Alexi Laiho and Daniel Freyberg (Children of Bodom)

(I hope I spelled everyone’s name correctly).


That is a good list, with really talented Guitarists, but it isn’t My List of the “BEST” Guitarists…but first…

I need to explain how I chose my list of the “BEST” Guitarists.

  • Technical Skills.
  • Proficiency of their Craft.
  • Ability to Compose GREAT RIFFS, HEAVY Rhythms, EXTREME BREAKDOWNS, and Intelligent Soloing that is NOT just a bunch of Notes thrown together, and IF, it is a bunch of notes thrown together, it sounds AMAZING!
  • Speed in Playing Important, but mixing with beautiful Melodies.
  • HEAVY AS F\/©K Composing is Helpful!
  • And a few I chose because 1) They are Great Great Guitar Players, and 2) they have Fantastic and Positive Chi (example, Jeff Loomis).
  • MY LIST IS IN NO SPECIFIC ORDER AS IT IS TOO, WAY TOO DIFFICULT TO PUT THESE GUITARISTS IN ANY RANKED ORDER!
  • Let’s Get Roll’en!

NOW, HERE’S MY LIST, WITH VIDEO EXAMPLES:

1) Jason Richardson (Currently with All that Remains and as a solo artist).


2) Jeff Loomis (NEVERMORE, Arch Enemy, and Solo Artist) — NEVERMORE is my Favourite Band…Period! R.I.P. WARREL DANE.


3) Josh Middleton (SYLOSIS and Architects). SYLOSIS may be my 2nd all-time favourite band.


4) Joe Haley (PSYCROPTIC) — Joe Haley is a Monster guitar player! Prepare your eardrums for a sonic wave of HEAVINESS in King-Kong-like proportions!


5) Jesse Cash (ERRA) — Insane Guitar Talent!


* Trigger Alert! LOL!

6) Eddie Pickard (INFANT ANNIHILATOR) — Not sure what to say….So many notes, yet Eddie makes them ALL sound great together! Other descriptors: BRUTAL! SHOCK-AND-AWE! DARK! SATIRICAL….CRAZY!


7) Angel Vivaldi and Cole Rolland (because one video is a collaboration): Both of these guys are virtuoso Guitarists. They can play extreme metal, classical (as in Bach) in metal style, djent…it appears they can probably play any style.

And,


8) Lucas Mann (Rings of Saturn) — “The Husk”, pretty amazing!


9) Vogg (DECAPITATED and Machine Head). It’s Vogg! What more needs to be said? SmackDown Time!


10) Steffen Kummerer (OBSCURA): AMAZING Talent!


11) Keith Merrow (Solo Artist) — Marrow is a Great Musical Storyteller; and, he has KILLER TONE!


12) Brandon Ellis (The Black Dahlia Murder) — An all-round GREAT Guitar Player with very high compositional skills, and who always composes VERY INTERESTING sets of riffs, even including Classical Style riffs in his really heavy music. One of my Favourites on this list.


So, that is My List! This List is Mine! You may have a totally different list, and if you do, you can blog about it.