Big Move and Sit and Stare

Yeah, so, I’ve been moving house. What a glorious pain in the ass that has been!

Now, I know why I haven’t moved in 18 years! LMAO! It is a horrendous physical and mental stress.

I have moved about 98% of the things from the old house, but I still need to do some work at the old house too. I have stayed at the new house for three nights, and geez, it takes time getting used to a TOTALLY new environment. New unfamiliar sounds and all of that, and different neighbours.

I know now, or, I remember now, why people don’t move very often and that is because it is a huge godless task. Sure, the new location may be newer and all of that, but there are sacrifices along the way.

The most inconvenient sacrifice for me is transportation.

I don’t drive anymore!

I own Ménière’s Disease. I get dizzy and have Vertigo attacks without much warning. I feel that it is highly irresponsible of anyone who has a medical condition that can cause uncontrollable loss of balance, such as Ménière’s Disease, to be driving a 1-ton (or bigger) vehicle (or motorcycle) along busy roads, which can quickly become a 1-ton weapon if you lose control of it due to a sudden dizzy attack. That is my personal opinion, others with Ménière’s may disagree.

Sacrifices

Yes, the sacrifices: My old house was near (a 1-block walk) to a bus stop. The best bus stop nearest to the new house, is a 1-kilometre walk away. There is a closer bus stop, but that route has fewer buses, and if I am not mistaken, the bus only arrives every 1 or 1 and a half hours—not so convenient. So, I have a choice of waiting a long time, or walking a long distance.

You may be saying, “Hey, 1 kilometre is not so far!”

I would reply with, “Hey, for someone like myself, with 4 types of Arthritis, YES, it is DAMNED FAR, and DAMNED Painful! I have A.S., R.A., Osteoporosis, and Cervical and Upper Thoracic Spondylosis. Believe me, while it may be good exercise, I will pay for it later in pain.

My other option is to take a GRAB wherever I need to go. GRAB is the UBER of Southeast Asia. That can get expensive very quickly! But, it is way cheaper than a Taxi.

Taxi drivers in Penang are notorious! LMAO! Their cars say “Metered Taxi”, MLMAO! In all my many years in Penang, the taxi drivers have NEVER EVER used their meters because it would benefit the passenger greatly. The taxi drivers just make up some TOTALLY ridiculous rate that is preposterous! And now, they bitch and moan about GRAB taking away their business. Well, they shouldn’t try so hard to ripoff their customers, and maybe people would take taxis. I wonder if they ever considered INTEGRITY to be part of their business?!?

☆ My advice to anyone visiting Malaysia is to download the GRAB app, and then use GRAB to get around. In Kuala Lumpur, you have more options, like the LRT, MRT, Monorail, the numerous train services that are fast, pretty convenient, and cheap. Sometimes, during peak hours, you may be packed like sardines in the LRT car, however, that is just how it goes. Oh well… I prefer the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) System, but you just have to take whatever train goes to your specific location, and it may not be MRT.

So anyway, those are my new bus-travel options. Doable, but more inconvenient than before.

SHOPPING

At the old house I was within walking distance (less than 1 kilometre) of 3 Shopping Complexes, and TESCO was only 1 Kilometre away.

Now, at the new location, I need to take transportation to get to any shopping complexes.

Bummer.

■ Oh well, the new house is newer and better than the old house, but for sure, there are convenience tradeoffs that I must contend with, and which are unavoidable.

◎ And Now, I Sit and Stare!

I sit and stare at all of the many boxes that need to be moved and unpacked, and the furniture that needs to be rearranged after clearing the boxes.

Sitting and staring is easier than moving the boxes; however, I do not have the mental ability to move objects with my mind, so I will need to gather up the willpower to physically move the boxes. It is a gradual endeavour, but it is getting done.

Wish me luck!

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Psychoactive, Edit F, Abstract Photography by Nawfal Johnson

Title: “Psychoactive, Edit F”.

Creation Date: 5 January 2019

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.


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ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM PHOTOGRAPHY Series:

I have over 85 Photography Series. I consider myself an Abstract Expressionism Photographist, and I have photographed in this style for 20 or more years. Believe it or not, up until just recently (mid-2018), I had not created an Abstract Expressionism Photography Series—In a way, that seems completely ludicrous to me!

Typically, all of my Abstract Expressionism photographic artworks have been designed for other photography series, so I guess I never thought there was a need for a photo series called, “Abstract Expressionism Photography”.

However, with my work titled, “Descent into Tartarus” (2018), I had no collections that were specifically appropriate for that artwork. And after searching my many series, I could not find one titled, Abstract Expressionism Photography! Therefore, that is how this series came into existence. It was a process of discovery: I discovered that I needed an “Abstract Expressionism Photography” series.

Anyone who follows my work will know that Jackson Pollock is my main artistic influence. Thus, my Abstract Expressionism Photography artworks are in the fashion of All-Over Painting, and my works are full of chaos, action, dynamic colours, and design.


Artist’s Note :

This is the kind of art I design when I can’t sleep!


Tags:
#AbstractExpressionism, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #GreenBrokenGlass, #geometricshapes, #sharp, #lines, #edge, #cracked, #fractured, #cool, #imagekind, #JacksonPollock, #Psychoactive, #Psychedelic,

Abstract Green Broken Glass

Title: “Abstract Green Broken Glass”.

Creation Date: 3 January 2019

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.


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ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM PHOTOGRAPHY Series:

I have over 85 Photography Series. I consider myself an Abstract Expressionism Photographist, and I have photographed in this style for 20 or more years. Believe it or not, up until just recently (mid-2018), I had not created an Abstract Expressionism Photography Series—In a way, that seems completely ludicrous to me!

Typically, all of my Abstract Expressionism photographic artworks have been designed for other photography series, so I guess I never thought there was a need for a photo series called, “Abstract Expressionism Photography“.

However, with my work titled, “Descent into Tartarus” (2018), I had no collections that were specifically appropriate for that artwork. And after searching my many series, I could not find one titled, Abstract Expressionism Photography! Therefore, that is how this series came into existence. It was a process of discovery: I discovered that I needed an “Abstract Expressionism Photography” series.

Anyone who follows my work will know that Jackson Pollock is my main artistic influence. Thus, my Abstract Expressionism Photography artworks are in the fashion of All-Over Painting, and my works are full of chaos, action, dynamic colours, and design.


Tags:
#AbstractExpressionism, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #GreenBrokenGlass, #geometricshapes, #sharp, #lines, #edge, #cracked, #fractured, #cool, #imagekind,

ALIEN CRAB CREATURE EDIT L Smoke Art Photography by Nawfal Johnson Nur

Title: “ALIEN CRAB CREATURE, EDIT L”.

Creation Date: 24 December 2018.

Series: Ethereal Dreams and Nightmares.

Genre: Abstract Expressionism Photography / Smoke Art.

Material: Smoke.

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson ~ All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.
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FOLDING SPACE, NEW WORK IN, A VIEW FROM THE EDGE OF THE MILKY WAY GALAXY Series by Nawfal Johnson

Title: “AVFTEOTMWG, Folding Space, Part 4, Edit F”.

Creation Date: 23 December 2018

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.

The Galaxy: Milky Way.

Series: “A VIEW FROM THE EDGE OF THE MILKY WAY GALAXY”. (2018)

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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. Following the 1920 Great Debate between the astronomers Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis, observations by Edwin Hubble showed that the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies. 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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A VIEW FROM THE EDGE OF THE GALAXY, PART 2, EDIT G

Title: “A VIEW FROM THE EDGE OF THE GALAXY, PART 2, EDIT G”.

Creation Date: 19 December 2018

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.

The Galaxy: Milky Way.


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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. Following the 1920 Great Debate between the astronomers Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis, observations by Edwin Hubble showed that the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies. 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


Tags:
#Sciencefiction, #space, #universe, #galaxy, #solarsystem, #stars, #planets, #edge, #MilkyWay, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #Abstractionist, #AbstractExpressionism, #Hubble, #galacticcenter, #Shapley, #Curtis, #GreatDebate, #AlphaQuadrant, #Astronomy, #vialactea, #galaxíaskýklos,

A View from the Edge of the Galaxy, New Art Photography Series usually just Appear Before Me, If I Don’t Struggle Too Much to See It

Title: “A VIEW FROM THE EDGE OF THE GALAXY, PART 1, EDIT H”.

Creation Date: 14 December 2018

Series: A VIEW FROM THE EDGE OF THE GALAXY (2018)

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.


The Galaxy: Milky Way.

Artist’s Note:

This is my abstract interpretation of being at the galaxy edge and looking toward the galactic center.


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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. Following the 1920 Great Debate between the astronomers Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis, observations by Edwin Hubble showed that the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies. 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


Tags:

#Sciencefiction, #space, #universe, #galaxy, #solarsystem, #stars, #planets, #edge, #MilkyWay, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #Abstractionist, #AbstractExpressionism, #Hubble, #galacticcenter, #Shapley, #Curtis, #GreatDebate, #AlphaQuadrant, #Astronomy, #vialactea, #galaxíaskýklos,

Smoky Explosion of Colour Edit G Smoke-Art Photography

Title: “Smoky Explosion of Colour, Edit G”.

Creation Year: 2018.

Series: Ethereal Dreams and Nightmares.

Genre: Abstract Expressionism Photography / Smoke Art.

Material: Smoke.

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson ~ All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.


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Tags:
#SmokeArtPhotography, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #ethereal, #cloudy, #colourful, #color, #smoky, #multicolored, #EtherealDreamsandNightmares, #imagekind, #AbstractExpressionism,

Clouds and Sun on 6 December 2018, Edit B Cloud-Art Photography Series by Nawfal Johnson Nur

Title: “Clouds and Sun on 6 December 2018, Edit B” .

Creation Date: 6 December 2018.

Genre: Cloud-Art Photography .

Collection: CLOUD-ART PHOTOGRAPHY .

Collection Date: 2011 to Present (On-Going).

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson .

All Rights Reserved .

Penang, Malaysia .

No Unauthorized Use!


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Influence:

Wynn Bullock

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.


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, #imagekind, @imagekind,

Abstract 1 on 29 November 2018, Edit C and Living a less chaotic photography life with better photography workflow systems

Title: “Abstract #1 on 29 November 2018, Edit C.”

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson .

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

Original Medium: Oil Pastels.
Original Material: Art Paper.

Final Style and Medium: Abstract Expressionism, Photography.


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⊙How I Organize and Keep Track of My Already Used Image Files!

I used to think I was organized. I must have been lying to myself just to make myself feel better about, 1) My lack of good organization systems; or, 2) My chaotic memory….Or…Both.

■ The problem with having a bad organization system for your photography files.

If you lack organization with your photo files, you may not know which photo files you have worked with, which have been edited, which have been used already, and those you wanted to delete.

● A Solution — My Solution, in Steps:

  1. I download files from my camera SD card into one general folder on my device SD card.
  2. Since I deleted most files I wanted to delete already, in camera, while doing my RAW conversions, I can start moving individual photos to specific folders; for example, “Cloud Art”, “ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM”, etc.
  3. I organize my photos alphabetically, so when I choose to design a new art piece, I usually start with the first one in the folder.
  4. I rename the file and add the label, “Orig” for original, so I know it is Edit A in my Naming System.
  5. After I do all of my design work to my art piece, and have loaded the new artwork to my http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/ web gallery, and have added it to a new photo blog post, I can now relocate the “Orig” file and my new artwork file, to an offsite cloud server.
  6. I may also make a copy and put the files on an extra hard drive.
  7. When I make sure the finished artwork files have all been removed from my device SD card, then I don’t need to remember later, if I have worked with the files already, and it saves device SD card space also.

That is my method of working with new photo files and organizing them. I need to do this, or, it would make my Photography Life even more chaotic than it needs to be.


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Abstract #2 on 27 November 2018, Edit G.

Title: “Abstract #2 on 27 November 2018, Edit G.”

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson .

All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
Original Medium: Oil Pastels.
Original Material: Art Paper.

Final Style and Medium: Abstract Expressionism, Photography.

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Abstract #1 on 27 November 2018, Edit C

Title: “Abstract #1 on 27 November 2018, Edit C.”

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson .

All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
Original Medium: Oil Pastels.
Original Material: Art Paper.
Final Style and Medium: Mirrored (Rorschach) Ambidextrous Abstract Expressionism Photography.
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action, art, beautiful, black, blue, bright, brown, chaos-legion, cheerful, color, coma, digital, equal, expressionism, geometric, green, iritis, JACKSONPOLLOCK, johnson, mirrored, modernism, mondrian, Nawfal, opposite, orange, photography, purple, rothko, squirrels, suns-and-moons, universe, vertical, white, world, yellow, ambidextrous, Rorschach, pastels, photography, digitalworldart,

Das Feuer ist außer Kontrolle Abstract Fire Photography

Title: “Das Feuer ist außer Kontrolle.”

Creation Date : 23 November 18″.

(The blog title does not accept the special German character (ß), ‘the Sharp S’ sound, character. Instead, WP replaced it with ‘ss’, which I believe is wrong. WP did something ridiculous here….strange). There is nothing I know to do to fix this, my apologies to German speakers.

Series: Abstract Fire Photography.

Series Year: 2016-2018.

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved
Penang, Malaysia

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Imagekind Photo #: 2,438

Artist’s Note: I do not speak German, so I depended on Collins Dictionary translator, and Google Translate, to get the closest in German, to what I wanted for the title: “The Fire is out of control.”

Why did I not use English for the title? Because I didn’t want to.

Personal Note: My Grandmother was German, and spoke German fluently. However, I think that many German immigrants living in America, from the early 1900s, did not want their children and grandchildren to speak German. The reason being, because of tensions with Germany, due to WWI and WWII. It was safer for Germans in America to blend into American society as seamlessly as possible. Nevertheless, she did speak and sing songs in German at home, and I remember that very well. I only wish I had paid more attention to her speaking German.

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