NAWFAL JOHNSON

ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #364

Title:  Abstract Light Streaks #364.

Final Edit & Creation Date: 22 July 2017.

“ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS” SERIES.

Series Years:  2015 – 2017.
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SERIES DESCRIPTION:

This is a collection of nighttime, time-exposure, light streak photography.  There is something about nighttime photography that I really like:  it allows me to make light fluid and I can make it twist and turn however I wish to get the effect I want.  There are some happy accidents too with this kind of photography. 
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LOCATION:

All of these photographs were created in Penang, Malaysia.
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Photography Genre:

  I would classify this as something I call, “Active (or Fluid-Light) Abstract Expressionism Photography.” 

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Copyright 2017 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

NO UNAUTHORIZED USE!

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Tropical fruits could drop on your head in Malaysia

Many tropical fruit trees grow randomly along the road here in Malaysia.  This, I think is either Soursop or something similar…not sure exactly.  Soursop is a great fruit for drinking as a juice and is probably loaded with vitamins.  But, I always thought how tropical fruits cost so much in many (most) non-tropical places (or the fruit is only found in a tin can…not fresh), but here, the fruit may just fall off a tree and smash you on the head!  Bad idea if it’s a coconut!  What’s criminal is that many grocery stores here will sell Malaysian tropical fruits at crazy high prices.  It’s insane because the same fruits can be found, often, on trees growing along the roadside, or, out in some abandoned land, etc.  Out-of-season fruits will be extra high-priced, for example, durian, dragon fruit, and any non-tropical imported fruits, or, “ORGANIC” fruits and vegetables.  I rarely photograph tropical fruits out in the wild, but saw this nice sample on my long walk back from the hospital, after my pain clinic appointment.  That’s an oxymoronic statement:  Pain Clinic appointment and then a 7 kilometres walk.  It’s exercise, painful, nonetheless.  The vibrant greens in the photo made the walk worth the pain.

MARBAS, EDIT B Fire Portrait

Title : MARBAS, EDIT B.

Creation Date:  8 June 2017

“Fire Portraits” Series.

Year:  2017.

Influence:  “To Reign in Hell” novel by Steven Brust.

Art Photographs:  Photography of fire shaped into Portrait-like imagery, of the characters, angels, in “To Reign in Hell”, written by Steven Brust.

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Note  1:  After doing the first art photo, I said to myself, “I’m seeing some faces from Brust’s novel in this image, and I need to investigate, and work this out further to see what develops.”  Note 2:  One very interesting aspect of Brust’s story is that all of the angels were essentially good until a conflict and deception arose among the angels.  On top of that, the three “evil” angels in the story ( evil according to many ‘modernised’ views…modern being several thousand years for Satan/Lucifer/Devil, and hundreds for Mephisto ) — Satan and Lucifer are the same entity,  and Mephistopheles is the name invented for the historical Johann Georg Faust (c. 1480–c. 1540), and in demonology, Mephistopheles was “one of the seven chief devils and the tempter of Faust”.  Nevertheless, in Brust’s story, Satan and Lucifer are “First-Borns”, and Mephistopheles is an archangel, not devils or demons. Note 3:  My Brust angels are a contradiction because they are made of fire.  Angels of fire, I think is a contradiction.  

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Note 4: “MARBAS” is a fallen angel that takes the form of a lion.  Marbas is not a character in the Brust story but there are many angels in the story, and not all are mentioned by name.

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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!

PURPLE-GREEN-BROWN COLOUR FIELD, EDIT E, 14 SEPT 14

Title: "PURPLE-GREEN-BROWN COLOUR FIELD, EDIT E 14 SEPT 14". Creation Date: 14 Sept 2014. Collection: MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY Collection Years: 2010 to Present (On-Going). Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

Title: “PURPLE-GREEN-BROWN COLOUR FIELD, EDIT E, 14 SEPT 14”.
Creation Date: 14 Sept 2014.
Collection: MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY
Collection Years: 2010 to Present (On-Going).
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

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TREE OF CHAOS, Number One by Nawfal Johnson

Description Title: 'TREE OF CHAOS, Number One'.  Creation Date: 14 Sept 2014. Collection: MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY Collection Years: 2010 to Present (On-Going).  Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

Description Title: ‘TREE OF CHAOS, Number One’. Creation Date: 14 Sept 2014. Collection: MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY Collection Years: 2010 to Present (On-Going). Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

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.

 

 

SHOCKWAVE, EDIT C by Nawfal Johnson

Title: "SHOCKWAVE, EDIT C." Creation Year: 2014. Genres: Abstract Expressionism; Cubism. Medium(s): Art Marker; Studio Colour Pencil; Graphic Stick. Materials: 190gsm textured acid-free fine art paper. Influences: Paul Klee. Collection: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART. Collection Years: 2012 to Present (On-Going). Fine Art Print Sales Gallery Link:  Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

Title: “SHOCKWAVE, EDIT C.”
Creation Year: 2014.
Genres: Abstract Expressionism; Cubism.
Medium(s): Art Marker; Studio Colour Pencil; Graphic Stick.
Materials: 190gsm textured acid-free fine art paper.
Influences: Paul Klee.
Collection: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART.
Collection Years: 2012 to Present (On-Going).
Fine Art Print Sales Gallery Link:
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

P on THE ORANGE LINE by Nawfal Johnson

Title:  "P on THE ORANGE LINE, EDIT B," is one of those shots that can have radical different meanings  - that is,if you mind is open to the lunacy of things you see in the world.    Well, someone actually "P"'ed on the Orange line!  I find these types of scenes very hilarious when you think about what-else the story could tell the viewer.  Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.  All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

Title: “P on THE ORANGE LINE, EDIT B,” is one of those shots that can have radical different meanings – that is,if your mind is open to the lunacy of things you see in the world.
Well, someone actually “P”‘ed on the Orange line!
I find these types of scenes very hilarious when you think about what-else the story could tell the viewer.
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

9103, #6, Edit B, by Nawfal Johnson

9103, #6, Edit B, by Nawfal Johnson

Title: “9103, #6, Edit B.”
Creation Month & Year: May 2014.
Series Name: 9103.
Series Year: 2014.
Collection Name: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART.
Collection Years: 2014.
Genres: Abstract Expressionism; All-Over Painting; Action-Painting; Macro-Abstract Expressionism.
Mediums: Enamel Paint, and Oil Pastels, and 6B Graphite Stick, and Acrylic Paint.
Material: Acid-Free Acrylic Art Paper, 360gsm.
Dimension: (W) 9.5″ x (H) 12″ x (D) .016 of an Inch.
Major Influence: Jackson Pollock.
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

9103, #3, Edit B, by Nawfal Johnson

9103, #3, Edit B, by Nawfal Johnson

Title: 9103, #3, Edit B.
Creation Month and Year: April, 2014.
Series Name: “9103”.
Series Year: 2014.
Collection Name: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART COLLECTION.
Mediums: Enamel Paint and Oil Pastel .
Influence: Jackson Pollock.
Material: Acid-Free Acrylic Art Paper, 360gsm.
Dimension: (W) 9.5″ x (H) 12″ x (D) .016 of an Inch.
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

9103, #2, Edit C, by Nawfal Johnson

9103, #2, Edit C, by Nawfal Johnson

Title: 9103, #2, Edit C.
Creation Month and Year: April, 2014.
Series Name: “9103”.
Series Year: 2014.
Collection Name: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART COLLECTION.
Mediums: Enamel Paint.
Influence: Jackson Pollock.
Material: Acid-Free Acrylic Art Paper, 360gsm.
Dimension: (W) 9.5″ x (H) 12″ x (D) .016 of an Inch.
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

9103, #1 by Nawfal Johnson

9103, #1 by Nawfal Johnson

Title: 9103, #1.
Creation Month and Year: April, 2014.
Series Name: “9103”.
Series Year: 2014.
Collection Name: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART COLLECTION.
Mediums: Enamel Paint.
Material: Acid-Free Acrylic Art Paper, 360gsm.
Dimension: (W) 9.5″ x (H) 12″ x (D) .016 of an Inch.
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.