NAWFAL JOHNSON FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

Abstract Light Streaks #355

Title:  “Abstract Light Streaks #355”.

Series:  ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS.   Series Years:  2015 – 2017.   This is my largest photography series with nearly 400 photographs in the collection.  These photographs are created from nighttime lights in Penang, Malaysia.

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Influence:  I am highly influenced by my favorite artist, Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), an Abstract Expressionism Painter, some researchers call his style Fractal Expressionism:  he was an important and influential member of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism of  the 1950s – 60s.  I take the Abstract (Fractal) Expressionism concept and translate it into abstract photographic art pieces.  Being left-handed, I’ve always been attracted to ambidextrous and mirrored visuals, and I create many ambidextrous visuals—all things equal on the left and right hand sides.

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5 Tips to Help You Get Your Photography Post-Processing Done

There are more than 5 work strategies to get your stuff done, regarding your image processing; NEVERTHELESS, I want to list 5 recommendations I think about most and put into practice.

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Series:  THINGS MOST PEOPLE DO NOT PAY ANY ATTENTION TO.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION:
Title: White Paint Orange Brush.
Creation Date:  6 May 2016.
Copyright 2016 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
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1.  DON’T PROCRASTINATE!  Just get to the post-processing—don’t wait!  Get to the new photos while they are still new and you are still excited about working on them.  If the images are for a job, then working quickly is a necessity—you have a deadline!  Also, if you delay the processing, you will likely be adding continuously to a backlog of photographs needing to be edited and designed.  Having a backlog of photographs can cause unnecessary stress.

2.  Edit, Edit, Edit!  If you took 500 digital photographs during your latest photo-excursion, you already know NOT all are keepers.  Some images may be so bad that you can delete those just by quickly looking at them on your camera LCD.  For the second edit, view your images on a large screen and check for details—get rid of any images that are NOT high-quality and do not fit your purpose, or, images that you simply can’t visualize working creatively with now, or, at some point in the future.  Of course, if you have unlimited hard drive space, you can save everything, but why make your image catalogue messy with so many unedited photographs.

3. Organization:  Once you have edited-down your new images, you can get them organized.  I move my digital images into folders by subject matter, e.g., abstract art, abstract trees, cat portraiture, etc.  I find that early-organizing images by subject will drastically make things easier later on when it is time to copy or move the originals of a subject, and the processed art photos of that same subject, into an archiving solution.  You can easily, then, just copy an entire folder to an archiving solution.

4.  Know Your Photo-Editing Software:  Find photo-editing software that you like, does all that you need, and that you can work with quickly and creatively.  I have always preferred Paint Shop Pro over Photoshop:  Perhaps both programs do roughly the same jobs, but I prefer the working nature of Paint Shop Pro.  In my opinion, it is more user-friendly and it is more customizable than Photoshop.  Photoshop is no doubt great software, but there are other options too, like Gimp, which is good, and free.  The key is to choose something  that works excellently for you, and that it is something you want to learn comprehensively to get the most out of it.  Of course, it is best to get the photographs as good as possible in-camera so you DON’T need to spend a lot of time using editing software.

5.  Practice What You Preach!  You may already have a post-processing system that works well for you, and if that is the case, then stick with it.  If your system is breaking down, then switch things up, maybe you can use some of the advice I have given.  A good system, no matter what, should make your post-processing go smoothly, efficiently, and quickly.  As important, your system should help you reduce stress and enjoy the work more—it should not do the opposite.

BONUS TIP:
STAY FOCUSED!  There are many distractions out there to sidetrack your progress—fight against these urges.  Each distraction will eat away at time, time that you can never get back.  Thus, stay focused on your photography project and just get it done, and then you can take a break.

New Theme at my other Blog I’m Using More Nowadays – Please Visit and Bookmark my OTHER PHOTO BLOG

Here is the link to my other photography and artwork blog:

http://nawfalnur.wordpress.com/

I have been having problems adding Media files to this theme at this blog, and I don’t need that added frustration, so I have switched to using my other blog, and it seems to be working much better. 

Thus, if you haven’t already done so, please visit my other BEHIND THE LENS photo-blog, and bookmark, RSS, or whatever you need to do to keep track of it and when I add new content, which is about everyday, or two…

I will NOT totally abandon this blog, but will give it a ‘vacation’ – maybe I have just been working it too hard, and now I will give it a rest.

Thanks so much!

STRING THEORY, NUMBER 5, EDIT D

Title: "STRING THEORY, Number 5, EDIT D". Creation Date:  13 OCTOBER 2014. Series:  STRING THEORY. Series Years: 2013 to Present (On-Going). Genre:  ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY. Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia. No Unauthorized Use!

Title: “STRING THEORY, Number 5, EDIT D”.
Creation Date: 13 OCTOBER 2014.
Series: STRING THEORY.
Series Years: 2013 to Present (On-Going).
Genre: ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY.
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
No Unauthorized Use!

3-MOONS, EDIT E by Nawfal Johnson

Title: "3-MOONS, EDIT E". Creation Date: 12 October 2014. Collection: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART. Collection Years: 2013 to Present (On-Going). Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia. No Unauthorized Use!

Title: “3-MOONS, EDIT E”.
Creation Date: 12 October 2014.
Collection: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART.
Collection Years: 2013 to Present (On-Going).
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
No Unauthorized Use!

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A FEW NEW PHOTOGRAPHS FROM NAWFAL JOHNSON – JUST TRYING IN SOME SMALL WAY TO CATCH UP

Title: "O ABSTRACT, EDIT   C". Creation Date: 30 Sept   2014. Collection: MIRRORED   ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY. Collection Years: 2013 -   2014. Copyright 2014 Nawfal   Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia. NO Unauthorized Use!

Title: “O ABSTRACT, EDIT
C”.
Creation Date: 30 Sept
2014.
Collection: MIRRORED
ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY.
Collection Years: 2013 –
2014.
Copyright 2014 Nawfal
Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
NO Unauthorized Use!

DEMON and FLOWERS, Number 1, Edit C by Nawfal Johnson

Title: DEMON and FLOWERS, Number 1, Edit C. Creation Date: 6 September 2014. Collection: MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY Collection Years: 2010 to Present (On-Going). Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia. WEB: https://smokephotographist.wordpress.com  "MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY" is a collection of colour and Black & White, abstract images that are designed with a mirrored effect.  Sometimes the mirrored image is an exact opposite-duplicate for both sides.  However, in some cases, one half is ALMOST a mirrored duplicate - with a few compositional differences. At times, my final artwork will resemble what seem mysterious forms and ominous images, even scary, or evil representations. Nevertheless, the viewer of my portfolio can decide for themselves what they see in these MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY images.

Title: DEMON and FLOWERS, Number 1, Edit C.
Creation Date: 6 September 2014.
Collection: MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY
Collection Years: 2010 to Present (On-Going).
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
WEB: https://smokephotographist.wordpress.com
“MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY” is a collection of colour and Black & White, abstract images that are designed with a mirrored effect. Sometimes the mirrored image is an exact opposite-duplicate for both sides. However, in some cases, one half is ALMOST a mirrored duplicate – with a few compositional differences. At times, my final artwork will resemble what seem mysterious forms and ominous images, even scary, or evil representations. Nevertheless, the viewer of my portfolio can decide for themselves what they see in these MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY images.

This is my ‘Dark Period’.
These are dark times….
The sun is engulfed by gloom.
A gloom that is a bottomless pit.
Anyone who has never been to this place will never understand it.
Anyone who has been there, will surely sympathize, because they will understand the demons that haunt and the blackness that spreads with every cell division in your body.
And it feels like you are alone – no one gives a flying shit about you or the pain you face; they care neither about your physically caused pain, nor the mental struggles that keep you locked up like a prisoner in your own shell of a skin. 
You feel like shouting at the world, but your shouts come out with only silence because there are none who care…none who give a damn. 
Joy…What is Joy?  Joy has abandoned me – you too will understand this if you have lived through this hell:  Depression  is a bottomless pit of gloom, misery, a soul-energy-wasting demon that never sleeps.  Evil is busy – it never sleeps….it never sleeps.

~ Nawfal Johnson ~

People tell and advise you never to expose negative thoughts and feelings about yourself, for God sakes never do that, or possible clients and employers will see it and they will shun you like you are Typhoid-Mary!  Probably true.  Well, F’that!  I am just an expressive artist who is having the worst shit of a time in my entire life, at 49, and nothing I do seems to be working or helping. 

However, when did art not become an expressive way of expressing yourself?  When did poetry or writing NOT become a personal expression of life, your life as it is today when you write it? 

If I had a theme song in my life right now, that I could just put on repeat, it would be Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.”  But they would need to change it to “Un-Comfortably Numb” to fit better.

 

 

“CRACKS CONVERGE, Version 2, Edit B on 1 September 2014”

Title:  "CRACKS CONVERGE, Version 2, Edit B on 1 September 2014". Creation Date: 1 September 2014. Genre: Abstract Photography; Abstract Impressionism; Irregular Forms Abstractions. Collection:  ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART. Collection Years: 2012 to Present (On-Going). Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

Title: “CRACKS CONVERGE, Version 2, Edit B on 1 September 2014”.
Creation Date: 1 September 2014.
Genre: Abstract Photography; Abstract Impressionism; Irregular Forms Abstractions.
Collection: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART.
Collection Years: 2012 to Present (On-Going).
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

A Field of Flowers for Zuhairah by Nawfal Johnson

Title: "A Field of Flowers for Zuhairah, Edit D".  Note about this Artwork:  Zuhairah is my niece and I just want to say, 'Thank You!'  So here is a field of wild flowers in an Impressionism style, for you.  Creation Year: 2014 Genre: Abstract Impressionism. Medium(s): Oil Pastels. Materials: Acid Free, 190 gsm weight, Fine Art Paper. Collection: The photographs in the "ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART" Collection are fine art images that have been designed from my Abstract Expressionism and Abstract Impressionism paintings.  Also, some of the art photographs come from a Cubism style of painting and design. Basically, these photographs examine my paintings from a macro point-of-view.  These images are an amalgam of painting and photography, a skill that I am constantly sharpening.  The "ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART" Collection is an On-Going Project.  It began in 2012, and I continue to add more work as I design new paintings. Collection Years:  2012 to Present (On-Going).  Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

Title: “A Field of Flowers for Zuhairah, Edit D”.
Note about this Artwork: Zuhairah is my niece and I just want to say, ‘Thank You!’ So here is a field of wild flowers in an Impressionism style, for you.
Creation Year: 2014
Genre: Abstract Impressionism.
Medium(s): Oil Pastels.
Materials: Acid Free, 190 gsm weight, Fine Art Paper.
Collection:
The photographs in the “ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART” Collection are fine art images that have been designed from my Abstract Expressionism and Abstract Impressionism paintings. Also, some of the art photographs come from a Cubism style of painting and design. Basically, these photographs examine my paintings from a macro point-of-view. These images are an amalgam of painting and photography, a skill that I am constantly sharpening.
The “ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART” Collection is an On-Going Project. It began in 2012, and I continue to add more work as I design new paintings.
Collection Years: 2012 to Present (On-Going).
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

Have been lax in my blog posting …

Hi Friends!

I have been quite lax in my frequency of posting new art photography.  I’m so caught up in ‘attempting’ to design a new Art Photography Profile, that it is bogging me down to all ends of the Earth. 

I hope to do better about keeping up with you all and also adding more blog posts.  Necessity is  forcing me to put together a new CV and Profile because of my cut from the contract work at the Aussie University I had been doing work for 15-years.  Consequently, starting new and fresh at the age of 49, is no easy chore, especially when younger people are also out there looking for opportunities. 

I wish I could survive on my artwork and art photography alone, but it is not possible – no where near possible.  I am not sure what the future holds – it is all oblivious and I just feel like I am in a constant haze of drowsiness and blue funk. Being the owner of Ankylosing Spondylitis makes this task 10 times more difficult for me! 

With these current events and the life I’m surrounded by, is it any wonder that is why most of my new artwork is so hazy, dark, and chaotic – it is my mind at this time.  It is not confusing why my art photography is such, at this time, and if you are close to me, then you already know that I have had trouble, long-term trouble with deep depression and GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) – and I battle this with all my will, and through my art I try to exorcise these demons that infest my spirit. 

I hope to get through this with more positive results.  I appreciate my friends here who have given me strength and encouragement to move forward.  It is somewhat appropriate that one of my favourite quotes is from Brooks Jensen:  “Even if you are falling on your face, at least you are moving forward!”  My face does hurt a lot, so maybe subconsciously, I am failing a lot, but at least I am falling forward as I hurt myself.  I just hope I am learning from my many mistakes and just don’t repeat them too many times. 

Wishing you all, my friends, all the best, and please pray for me and help me with encouragement to not give up hope. 

I know there must be some positive change for me sometime, somewhere, in the future.  One thing is sure – as long as I have even a single colour pencil left in my art box, I will continue making and creating my artwork.  That is a promise and a MUST! At least I do find some happiness in designing artwork.

Take care, my friends,

Nawfal

Title:  "TANGLED MESS, EDIT C". Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

Title: “TANGLED MESS, EDIT C”.
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

TO BE ERASED – WISH GRANTED, EDIT C – by Nawfal Johnson

Title:  "TO BE ERASED - WISH GRANTED, EDIT C". Creation Date: 3 July 2014. Collection: PHOTOGRAPHS DESIGNED WHILE WANDERING AROUND PENANG. I thought this message was funny and also tragic.  Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

Title: “TO BE ERASED – WISH GRANTED, EDIT C”.
Creation Date: 3 July 2014.
Collection: PHOTOGRAPHS DESIGNED WHILE WANDERING AROUND PENANG.
I thought this message was funny and also tragic.
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT ART PHOTOGRAPHY FACEBOOK PAGE – CHECK IT OUT!

PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART –  FACEBOOK PAGE

Please go check it out and ‘Like’ if you would please do so  – Much Appreciated!  Thank you!

– Personally, I dislike having a Personal Facebook Page – I think it is incredibly intrusive.  However, to have Facebook Promotional / Business Pages, you first have to have a Personal Page. If I could delete my personal page, yet keep my Business Pages, I would do that in a heartbeat!

Description Title: 'Purple turns into Grey Lines, Edit D'.  Creation Date [for Edit D]: 6 July 2014.Genre: Ambidextrous Abstract Expressionism (My Own Title for this Type of Art Genre). Series: Abstract Painted Photographic Art.Series Years: 2014 (On-Going).Included in Portfolio: ABSTRACT ART PHOTOGRAPHY.Portfolio Creation Year: 2014.Original Medium: Alcohol-based Permanent Pigments.Material: 360gsm Acid-Free Art Acrylic Paint Art Paper.Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.All Rights Reserved.Penang, Malaysia.

Description Title: ‘Purple turns into Grey Lines, Edit D’. Creation Date [for Edit D]: 6 July 2014.Genre: Ambidextrous Abstract Expressionism (My Own Title for this Type of Art Genre). Series: Abstract Painted Photographic Art.Series Years: 2014 (On-Going). Included in Portfolio: ABSTRACT ART PHOTOGRAPHY. Portfolio Creation Year: 2014. Original Medium: Alcohol-based Permanent Pigments.Material: 360gsm Acid-Free Art Acrylic Paint Art Paper. Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.