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Melancholy Portrait Lighting for Photography and The Father of Photography

Title: “Jenan v2, Edit F”.

Creation Date: 20 July 2019.

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson ~ All Rights Reserved.

Style/Genre: Black & White Portraiture, Above Low-Key Melancholy Lighting.

Lighting: Mid-Morning Diffused Light from Single Window, from the Left of Subject. No other light source, and no reflectors used. No fill light.


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The Father of Photography according to John Werge (1890).

“Charles William Scheele was born at Stralsund, Sweden, December 19th, 1742, and died at Koeping, on lake Moeler, May 21st, 1786. He was the real father of photography, for he produced the first photographic picture on record without camera and without lens, with the same chemical compound and the same beautiful and wonderful combination of natural colours which we now employ. Little did he dream what was to follow.”

(Source: The Evolution of Photography, 1854-1890, by John Werge, Published in 1890.)

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URBAN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM #1, Edit D

Title: URBAN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM #1, Edit D.

Creation Date Edit D: 01 June 2019.

Series: ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM PHOTOGRAPHY.

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
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√ FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTS SALES SITE LINK:

https://www.imagekind.com/URBAN-ABSTRACT-EXPRESSIONISM-1-Edit-D_art?imid=1c06da60-df3a-44e8-9537-a01017b79c47

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About the 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 (at least many of them are), and my works are full of chaos, action, dynamic colours, and design.

I love to see what I can do with the interplay of colour and design. This series is more about chaos than order. It has no boundaries and I don’t pay much attention to rules. I work on a piece until I see that the artwork tells me, “We are Done.”
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Technology seems to be hassling me again…..Vivien !!!

If you are familiar with “The Young Ones”, then you may remember the episode where Neil is being hassled by technology!

Well, Vivien, Technology is hassling me too!

I tried to call up my blog….in two different browsers, and I get error pages.

GREAT!

I’M SURE, this too will pass. Nevertheless, why is it when I want to do something (with technology), it finds a need to hassle me?!?

Oh well………

AND……

NOW, I’m having trouble publishing this post…..SERIOUSLY…..GREAT!!!

OK….Positive Nawfal, trying to reason with the WP Gremlins.

So….how’s that working for me? Let’s see….hit the Publish button again….and….

Great! Positive Nawfal…..it isn’t working.

“The squeaky WordPress gets the Grease!”

Would someone please get WordPress some WD40!

For NOT Being Very Inspired Right Now, I Think I am Designing a number of Pretty Respectable Photographs in my Environmental Still Life Photography Series

Title: “Dried Leaves Portrait in Black and White, #2, Edit H.”

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia


Series: Environmental Still Life Photography.

√ Series Web Link:

http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/ENVIRONMENTAL_STILL_LIFE_PHOTOGRAPHY
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https://www.imagekind.com/Dried-Leaves-Portrait-in-Black-and-White-2H_art?imid=37e457c8-ca99-412f-9b49-3a01ef025f3b
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#blue, #macro, #NaturalAbstract, #abandoned, #abandoning, #discarded, #tropical, #calm, #relaxing, #nature, #Zen, #shadows, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #BehindtheLens, #Lucky, #6, #Heart, #PlayingCard, #Macro, #Closeup, #alone, #likeable, #lonely, #solitary, #discarded, #EnvironmentalStillLifePhotography, #BlackStone, #discourages, #driedleaves, #lowkeyphotography, #driedleavesmacroportrait, #blackandwhite, #naturalgraytone, #greytone,

BLACK STONE, EDIT C, ENVIRONMENTAL STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

Title: “Black Stone, Edit C.”

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia

Series: Environmental Still Life Photography.

√ Series Web Link:

http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/ENVIRONMENTAL_STILL_LIFE_PHOTOGRAPHY
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https://www.imagekind.com/Black-Stone-Edit-C_art?imid=6fabf6d4-470b-418a-a76a-138d7f9d84d7
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Tags:
#blue, #macro, #NaturalAbstract, #abandoned, #abandoning, #discarded, #tropical, #calm, #relaxing, #nature, #Zen, #shadows, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #BehindtheLens, #Lucky, #6, #Heart, #PlayingCard, #Macro, #Closeup, #alone, #likeable, #lonely, #solitary, #discarded, #EnvironmentalStillLifePhotography, #BlackStone,

THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOURSELF AS A PHOTOGRAPHER

So, what is one of the GREATEST GIFTS you can give yourself as a Photographer?

☆ No…it is not a new fancy expensive camera!

The “greatest” gift you can give yourself as a Photographer is actually FREE! YES, FREE! But, it is a bit difficult to use without the skills to use it.

☆ The Answer: The ability and skill to edit out, and trash, ALL of your Crap-Photos!”


Yes, you read correctly—Your Ability and Willingness to Trash Your Sucky Photos is one of the best photography skills you should give to yourself (learn)!

You are doing yourselves a disservice if you do not learn and stick by this priceless skill of editing your photos like a beast! You will also be doing your part as a Green Photographer, by not polluting the overpopulated country known as InternetPhotoLand, with photo-garbage. Everyone should do their part, but so few seem responsible enough.


So, if you were hoping I was going to say, go out and gift yourself a new camera, no, that’s not the answer to horrible photography.

Here’s what you can do:

1) Learn to take good photographs with whatever equipment you have now. That means, learn the basics, train your eye to see more interesting subjects, learn to compose better in the frame, and learn about lighting.

2) When you are editing your images, be an Editing Beast! If the photo is not in-focus, not composed well, has HORRIBLE lighting, is BORING, and any other number of minus-qualities, then trash it and move along. Editing software can save some poor images, but it is better to start with a pretty good image to begin with, and then tweak it to your desired results.

There are simply too many bad and boring photos out there, so why settle by adding more to that depository. Instead, be a better Photographer….Take better photographs.

So there….

A few of my thoughts on a great gift to give yourself if you are a Photographer.

Fabric Curtain Abstract #1 on 13 March 2019 NEW Abstract Expressionism Photography

Title: “Fabric Curtain Abstract #1 on 13 March 2019.”

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia


Series: Abstract Expressionism Photography.

√ Series Web Link:

https://www.imagekind.com/artists/nawfalnur/Abstract-Expressionism-Photography/fine-art-prints/
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☆ Buy a Fine Art Print of this Artwork from this link:

https://www.imagekind.com/Fabric-Curtain-Abstract-1-on-13-March-2019_art?imid=a9596f5c-44b2-4d60-a22e-f0a60b00a810
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http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/
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Tags:
#blue, #macro, #NaturalAbstract, #abandoned, #abandoning, #discarded, #tropical, #calm, #relaxing, #nature, #Zen, #shadows, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #BehindtheLens, #Lucky, #6, #Heart, #PlayingCard, #Macro, #Closeup, #alone, #likeable, #lonely, #solitary, #discarded, #EnvironmentalStillLifePhotography, #AbstractExpressionismPhotography, #red, #brown, #rust, #Shadows,

Photo on EyeEm, “Abandoned Rubber Gloves on Blue”

“Abandoned Rubber Gloves on Blue” by Nawfal Johnson Nur, 2019, All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia. From the Environmental Still Life Photography Series.

☆Check out this photo by Nawfal Johnson Nur: https://www.eyeem.com/p/138441214

Door Illusion, Edit B Abstract Environmental Still Life Photography by Nawfal Johnson

Title: “Door Illusion, Edit B.”

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia

Series: Environmental Still Life Photography.

And, ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY.

√ Series Web Link:

http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/ENVIRONMENTAL_STILL_LIFE_PHOTOGRAPHY
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https://www.imagekind.com/Door-Illusion-Edit-B_art?imid=06199498-246f-450c-99eb-372fa32a2efc
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Tags:
#gold, #brown, #grey, #gray, #macro, #NaturalAbstract, #abandoned, #abandoning, #discarded, #tropical, #calm, #relaxing, #nature, #Zen, #shadows, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #BehindtheLens, #shadows, #mysterious, #door, #patterns, #decay, #EnvironmentalStillLifePhotography,

“The Eaten” Photo on EyeEm by Nawfal Johnson Nur

Check out this photo by Nawfal Johnson Nur: https://www.eyeem.com/p/138042017

“The Eaten”, Created on 2 March 2019.

END of the LINE – REVISITED, EDIT G by Nawfal Johnson

Title: “END of the LINE – REVISITED, EDIT G”.

Creation Date: 24 February 2019

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

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https://www.imagekind.com/END-of-the-LINE—REVISITED-EDIT-G-24-February-2_art?imid=c8a16014-6c84-49f0-8f56-0b34aab08614
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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.
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#AbstractExpressionism, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #geometricshapes, #sharp, #lines, #edge, #cracked, #fractured, #cool, #imagekind, #JacksonPollock, #Psychoactive, #Psychedelic, #EndoftheLine, #red, #brown, #pink, #yellow, #purple, #salmon,

No, No Really, you are WAY TOO ABSTRACT for Us!

Well, there it is folks, I have another photograph in the GETTY IMAGES Collection! Amazing isn’t it.

My GettyImages Link:

NAWFAL @ GETTY IMAGES


LONG AGO…

I approached Getty Images and Corbis, and both told me that my photography was too ABSTRACT for them.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that some of my photographs are appreciated by Getty Images and that they have approved of them for their collection. That is great.

I guess at least some of their photo editors appreciate Abstract Photography now. That is commendable and good for me.

Nevertheless, for such a long time, Getty Images, Corbis, and others, would not touch my abstract work with a ten foot pole, but now the mood must have changed.

I’ve always been very abstract and that is me.

It is good that these Premiere Stock Photography Agencies are appreciating some abstract work now.


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http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/

When You Become Uninspired!

Yes, I have become rather uninspired at the moment.

I am truly having difficulty feeling good about Creating and Designing NEW Art Photography! Don’t worry, I am not alone. At some point I think that most Creative’s will reach a horrible stretch in their creative lives where the main question they ask themselves is, “Why?”

I am asking myself that question, “Why?”

☆ There must be some overwhelming drive to make an Artist keep creating new artwork. When that ‘Driving Force’ becomes stalled in space, so to speak, inertia sets in and it leads to “Why?”

I believe that Without Inspiration, an Artist will find it very difficult to honestly create artworks they are proud of, and that joy to exhibit those new artworks, fades away.

The ‘Driving Force’ will return — The Joy will Return in Time.

■ “A body at rest will remain at rest until it is acted upon by an external force!”

I believe that Physics law is true for Artists who are in a creative rut: it will take some external force to nudge them, to get the momentum and creativity rolling again.

The External Force:

  1. It could be as simple as Seeing Something with Fresh Eyes.
  2. It could be help and encouragement from a fellow Artist.
  3. It could be a supportive comment from someone who admires the Artist’s work.
  4. It could be travelling to a new environment to liven the soul.
  5. It could be a sale of the Artist’s work.
  6. It could be the prospect and looking forward to an upcoming exhibition.
  7. It could be many, many things.

☆ Positive ‘External Forces’ can have a huge positive impact on an Artist who has become uninspired, become stuck in a creative rut, or even become strangled and stressed out with bad personal news to the point that the mind is overwhelmed to the point that it cannot concentrate on being creative….it can happen…and it has happened to me—now.

I am constantly thinking of ways to get back to being my creative self, but some personal roadblocks must be cleared first, and I am one who needs Positive ‘External Forces’ when things become overwhelmingly stressful.

I have no solutions, yet, but I will, I just need time to sort things out.

I don’t know if my Art Photography truly inspires anyone — I really hope I am, or, my work is of some inspiration to someone. I would like to believe that in some small way, at least, my Art Photography has added some artistic life to the Universe’s overall artistic ocean. ~ I said that. ~

That is all for now. More Art Photography is coming soon.