#The-Art-of-Photography

THIS IS MY LAST POST HERE AT SMOKEPHOTOGRAPHIST.WORDPRESS.COM BUT YOU CAN FOLLOW ME AT MY TWO OTHER ART PHOTO BLOGS!

RETIRING SMOKEPHOTOGRAPHIST which was Founded in April 2005! This is my 2,296th Blog Post here, but now you can Follow me at my two other Art Photography Blogs, see the Links Below!

I am retiring SMOKEPHOTOGRAPHIST after nearly 16 YEARS — ALMOST 488 MILLION SECONDS OF BLOGGING – WOW!

* FOLLOW ME AT MY OTHER ART PHOTOGRAPHY BLOGS:

https://thesmokephotographist.wordpress.com/

https://nawfalnur.wordpress.com/

* My Fine Art Print Gallery Link is:

http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/

* I was just curious: I have been Blogging For:

5,645 Days (Days between 30 Apr 2005 – 13 Oct 2020).

OR …

  • 487,699,209 seconds
  • 8,128,320 minutes (rounded down)
  • 135,472 hours
  • 5644 days (rounded down)
  • 806 weeks (rounded down)
  • 1546.48% of a common year (365 days)

* I still can’t believe, this blog is Almost 488 MILLION SECONDS old! LMAOBT!

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

Abstract Light Streaks #368, Rev. B

Title: “Abstract Light Streaks #368, Rev. B”.

Creation Date: 21 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-368-Rev-B_art?imid=eeece5fc-a8d6-465c-937b-a7e6c2a51d6e

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

TREE IMPRESSIONS, #5

Title: “TREE IMPRESSIONS, #5”.

Creation Year: 2019.
Series: TREE IMPRESSIONS.
Series Year: 2019.
Copyright 2019 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 Canvas of this Photographic Artwork, at the following Link:

https://www.imagekind.com/TREE-IMPRESSIONS-5_art?imid=85cc2329-00bf-4298-bde5-aa0fa5b32de5

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

APPA #1 on 23 October 2019 From the ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART Collection

Title: “APPA #1 on 23 October 2019”.

Creation Date: 23 October 2019.

Series: “ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART” (APPA).

Series Years: 2014 to 2019 (On-going).
Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
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Original Artwork—Medium, Style, and Material: Acrylic; Abstract Expressionism; on Cotton Canvas.

Original Artwork Creation: 2004.
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☆ Fine Art Prints by Nawfal Johnson @Imagekind! Please have a look at my work and consider adding my Fine Art Photography to your collection, and your walls.

My Imagekind Profile Page Link, and where you can see this artwork and many of my other Fine Art works:

Nawfal Johnson — Photographist — Profile Page and Artwork Gallery!

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TAGS:
#Abstract, #ambidextrous, #art, #digital, #expressionism, #geometric, #JACKSONPOLLOCK, #Johnson, #mirrored, #modernism, #Mondrian, #Nawfal, #photography, #Rothko, #ContemporaryArt, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #BehindtheLens,

WALL DECAY ABSTRACT #48, Edit L

Title: WALL DECAY ABSTRACT #48, Edit L.

Creation Date: 11 October 2019.
Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
#Georgetown, #Penang, #Malaysia.
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Series Description:

Wall Decay Abstract” is a Fine Art Photography Series of images composed of colourful, textured, decaying walls in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. I started this series in November, 2015, and I still add photographs to this series—it is on-going. This artwork is also in the “ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY” Series because it fit my criteria for each series.
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☆ Buy Fine Art Prints & Canvas at My Sales Site: Here’s the Link at Imagekind:

https://www.imagekind.com/WALL-DECAY-ABSTRACT-48-Edit-L_art?imid=b1fe8f54-feb7-4a0a-a16f-e8dded419180

☆ AND, in the ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY Series at:

https://www.imagekind.com/WALL-DECAY-ABSTRACT-48-Edit-L_art?imid=95d6a47e-fdc1-4779-8754-2f8c0db50c1d

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TAGS:
#decay, #blight, #wall, #abstract, #urban, #Georgetown, #Nawfal, #Johnson, #Nur, #AbstractExpressionism, #Asian, #colourful, #colorful, #PENANGWALLDECAY, #yellow, #red, #WHITE, #BLACK, #WALLROTFUNGUSMOLD, #CONCRETE, #Contemporary, #Photography, #Art,

ABSTRACT #1 on 11 September 2019

Title: “ABSTRACT #1 on 11 September 2019.”

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson .
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
Original Medium: Acrylic.
Original Material: Art Paper.

Final Style and Medium: Abstract Expressionism, Photography.

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☆ Buy My Fine Art Photography Prints and Canvas Artworks at the following Link:

https://www.imagekind.com/ABSTRACT-1-on-11-September-2019_art?imid=8b63f6b6-6bc2-4f30-9bf9-61c8fcf6fc52

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TAGS:
#action, #art, #beautiful, #chaoslegion, #color, #expressionism, #mirrored, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #photography, #universe, #vertical, #world, #ambidextrous, #Rorschach, #photography, #digitalworldart, #galaxy, #wild, #ContemporaryArt,

Sun and Clouds #47, Edit C, Cloud-Art Photography Collection

Title: “Sun and Clouds #47, Edit C” .

Creation Date: 31 August 2019.

Genre: Cloud-Art Photography .

Collection: CLOUD-ART PHOTOGRAPHY .
Collection Date: 2011 to Present (On-Going).
Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson .
All Rights Reserved .
Penang, Malaysia .
No Unauthorized Use!
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☆ Buy Fine Art Photography Prints and my Photography Printed on Gallery Quality Canvas from my Sales Site at Imagekind:

https://www.imagekind.com/Sun-and-Clouds-47-Edit-C_art?imid=ed2f6370-89b7-4398-bb77-a9c4bea4b4fd

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Influence:
My need to design very dark shades of grey, is inherently within me already, as I love the use of very contrasty Back and White imagery. However, if one Photographer has influenced me with regards to the use of very contrasty Black and White Photography, it would probably be Wynn Bullock (April 18, 1902 – November 16, 1975), who used the effect of very contrasty imagery with much success.
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TAGS:
#CLOUDARTPHOTOGRAPHY, #BLACKANDWHITE, #NawfalJohnson, #Nur, #Nebraska, #Penang, #Malaysia, #Ethereal, #calmbeforestorm, #fluffy, #puffiness, #FineArt, #Abstract, #ABSTRACTIONS, #Modernism, #beautiful, #nature, #sky, #sun, #allsky, #nature, #chaos, #highcontrast, #nighttime, #hot, #shine, #sunflare, #WynnBullock,#Photography, #FineArtPhotography,#Art, #ContemporaryArt,

Arachnid Demon, Edit D

Title: “Arachnid Demon, Edit D”.

Creation Date: 24 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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☆ To Buy Fine Art Photographic Prints and Canvas, Goto My Sales Gallery Site, at this Link @imagekind:

https://www.imagekind.com/Arachnid-Demon-Edit-D_art?imid=0dd54501-7f5d-47c6-9ca1-18683171b379

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TAGS:

#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, #Photography, #relaxing, #ElementalArt, #Jinn,

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

https://www.imagekind.com/ABSTRACT-SMOKE-2-Edit-F-on-21-August-2019_art?imid=83b2037f-ff1b-4cbe-82d8-abe95e9d8c92

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TAGS:
#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,

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!”


TAGS:
#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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TAGS:
#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 #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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☆ 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:

https://www.imagekind.com/Abstract-Light-Streaks-419-Edit-D-aka-Ganesha_art?imid=cf94931d-f103-4392-84ef-06266d80149c

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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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#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,