Sci-Fi

Death Grounds, v.7 (2005 version) by Nawfal Johnson

Death Grounds, v.7 (2005 version) by Nawfal Johnson

OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES : Art Photography Science Fiction Series

Death Grounds, v.7 (2005 version), is part of an On-Going Photography Project, titled, “Off World – Alien Landscapes.”

This photograph is also part of a publication, an e-Folio book of the same name, “OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES.”

This project consists of mixed media art creations designed for creating a final photograph. The themes are of an alien-nature; or considering that point, the themes are what we usually think of when we visualize ‘alien’ from what we know from movies and TV shows that are ‘alien-themed.’ I suppose that if ‘aliens’ were to visit Earth, we and our culture, and our planet would be ‘alien’ to them. I believe the term ‘alien’ is a personal viewpoint and perspective based on our personal experiences and knowledge.

My motivations for the “OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES” photography series comes from being inspired by my favourite Science Fiction TV shows; and my favourites are probably in this order: 1) Stargate Universe (2009 – 2011); 2) Deep Space Nine (1993 – 1999); 3) Star Trek Voyager (1995 – 2001); 4) Babylon 5 (1993 – 1998); and, 5) SPACE ABOVE & BEYOND (1995-1996).

The “OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES” photographic art series is an On-Going Series, and I usually design and create one art piece a year, sometimes two pieces, for this series. Therefore, it is a slow-growing photography series. Nevertheless, it is probably the most difficult art series I have endeavoured to make because it deals with mixed media creations constructed before the photograph can be captured.

Even though the title is “ALIEN LANDSCAPES,” there are just as many, if not more, ‘alien seascapes in this series. For my purposes, I am not concerned with this bit of semantics—whether the scene is on land or at sea, the main point is that the scene is of an ‘alien-nature,’ and that is what is important in my viewpoint.

5-Degrees Sky, V.10, EDIT B by Nawfal Johnson Nur

5-Degrees Sky, V.10, EDIT B by Nawfal Johnson Nur

Title: “5-Degrees Sky, V.10, EDIT B.”
Series: Off World – Alien Landscapes.
Creation Year: 2004.
Copyright: © 2004 Nawfal Johnson Photography ~ All Rights Reserved.
Fine Art Prints & Canvas are available at :
https://tinyurl.com/5-DEGREES-SKY/

** Just a note about this image, and probably the next (probably many) images. I’ve had several hard drive crashes since 2003, and in those cases I’ve lost many photograph files. However, I just rediscovered my imation CD-R’s and many of the photos that were lost are on these CD-R disks…and they still work! Amazing!  Hard drives don’t work forever, but my imation CD’s are still working and I am thrilled with this. My trusty SAMSUNG writemaster CD-RW drive is also working very well.  Yahoo for kick-ass old technology!  I’m just happy that I have recovered so many image and video files – many of which I thought were gone forever. Knowing how reliable my CD’R’s are, I may have to continue backing up some important files on CD’s or DVD’s – I need something that will be reliable for 10 or 20 (or more) years. :^) **

Tranquility Bay, v.3, Edit C, by Nawfal Johnson Nur

Title: "Tranquility Bay, V.3, Edit C." CREATION YEAR: Edit C - 2012. SERIES: OFF WORLD - ALIEN LANDSCAPES. SERIES YEARS: 2003 to PRESENT (ON-GOING). GENRE: Sci-Fi Still Life.

Title: “Tranquility Bay, V.3, Edit C.”
CREATION YEAR: Edit C – 2012.
SERIES: OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES.
SERIES YEARS: 2003 to PRESENT (ON-GOING).
GENRE: Sci-Fi Still Life.

TITLE: “Tranquility Bay, v.3, Edit C.”
CREATION YEAR: Edit C – 2012
SERIES: OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES.
SERIES YEARS: 2003 to PRESENT (ON-GOING).
GENRE: Sci-Fi Still Life.
PRINT & GALLERY CANVAS SALES LINK = http://www.imagekind.com/Tranquility-Bay-v-Edit-C—art?IMID=0b3227c2-197e-4476-9cff-b857d95725fd

Monument Mountain, V4, Edit E, by Nawfal Johnson Nur

Monument Mountain, V4, Edit E, by Nawfal Johnson Nur

Title: “Monument Mountain, V.4, Edit E.”
CREATION YEAR: Edit C – 2012
SERIES: OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES.
SERIES YEARS: 2003 to PRESENT (ON-GOING).
GENRE: Sci-Fi Still Life.

** Please click on the image to go to the Sales Gallery for Prints of this artwork! **

The Gorge v3 Edit C by Nawfal Johnson Nur

Title:  "The Gorge, v3, Edit C, 2013." CREATION YEAR:  Edit C - 2013 SERIES:  OFF WORLD - ALIEN LANDSCAPES. SERIES YEARS:  2003 to PRESENT (ON-GOING). GENRE:  Sci-Fi Still

Title: “The Gorge, v3, Edit C, 2013.”
CREATION YEAR: Edit C – 2013
SERIES: OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES.
SERIES YEARS: 2003 to PRESENT (ON-GOING).
GENRE: Sci-Fi Still Life.

Print Sales Link = http://www.imagekind.com/The-Gorge-v-Edit-C—art?IMID=ba030467-33b4-4c2f-92e2-f1c0efc8d7cb

 

GRAFFITI on an Alien World, v.12, Edit E,” by Nawfal Johnson Nur

Title:  "GRAFFITI ON AN ALIEN WORLD, v12, Edit E." CREATION YEAR:  20 SERIES:  OFF WORLD - ALIEN LANDSCAPES. SERIES YEARS:  2003 to PRESENT (ON-GOING). GENRE:  Sci-Fi Still Life. PRINT & GALLERY CANVAS SALES LINK = http://www.imagekind.com/GRAFFITI-ON-AN-ALIEN-WORLD-v-Edit-E-art?IMID=22b03f6a-6fd4-451d-840c-1fed0416b503

Title: “GRAFFITI ON AN ALIEN WORLD, v12, Edit E.”
CREATION YEAR: 2012
SERIES: OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES.
SERIES YEARS: 2003 to PRESENT (ON-GOING).
GENRE: Sci-Fi Still Life.
PRINT & GALLERY CANVAS SALES LINK = http://www.imagekind.com/GRAFFITI-ON-AN-ALIEN-WORLD-v-Edit-E-art?IMID=22b03f6a-6fd4-451d-840c-1fed0416b503

ELECTRIC ORB, V.3, EDIT S, OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES

ELECTRIC ORB, V.3, EDIT S, OFF WORLD - ALIEN LANDSCAPES

Title: “ELECTRIC ORB, V.3, EDIT S.”

Series: OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES.

SERIES YEARS: 2001 TO PRESENT.

SERIES NOTE / ARTIST’S STATEMENT: OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES is a mixed-media art series that I started in 2001. This series has continued in a slow progression over the years, and will continue into the future. Various art elements make up each image in this series. ALL of the art pieces involve Photography. However, all of them also include other mediums, such as painting, sketching, sculpture, natural objects, natural and artificial lighting, and computer digital art.

SERIES MOTIVATIONS – INFLUENCES: The inspiration for these art pieces usually comes from short science fiction stories I develop in my mind; however, I am even more influenced by the work of great Sci-Fi writers like Isaac Asimov, or Robert A. Heinlein. Other times, I am greatly inspired by my favorite Sci-Fi TV shows, such as Star Gate UNIVERSE; the STAR TREK Franchise; SPACE ABOVE & BEYOND; and, BABYLON 5. When I see the possibilities of life on other worlds, then I start thinking about what kind of scenery these other life forms (alien life forms) may experience on their worlds. It is the imaginary scenery that I attempt to design and photograph, and create to make the art pieces of the OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPE Series.

** This art piece is available for sale at my Imagekind Sales Gallery, just click on the image to go to the Sales page. This artwork, and ALL of those in this Series, are available in archival gallery prints and museum canvas. Thanks! **

*** A Note about these postings of these artworks: I would give the individual stories behind each of these artworks, but those stories, or the background information will be available in an eFolio book which will be available soon, I hope, as soon as I finish it (but of course). I am almost finished with the final text of the eFolio, and then, the usual edits, and then, publish the manuscript. It is basically a portfolio showing all the current and finished artworks in this series. Each artwork is accompanied by the story, I mean, the Science Fictional narrative behind the scene shown in each art piece. Anyway…these individual narrative stories will be available in the OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES eFolio publication. I will announce that release when it is ready. ***

Alien Water, v14, Edit H

Alien Water, v14, Edit H

Title: “Alien Water, v.14, Edit H.”

Series: OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES. Series Years: 2001 to Present.

SERIES NOTE / ARTIST’S STATEMENT: OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES is a mixed-media art series that I started in 2001. This series has continued in a slow progression over the years, and will continue into the future. Various art elements make up each image in this series. ALL of the art pieces involve Photography. However, all of them also include other mediums, such as painting, sketching, sculpture, natural objects, natural and artificial lighting, and computer digital art.

SERIES MOTIVATIONS – INFLUENCES: The inspiration for these art pieces usually comes from short science fiction stories I develop in my mind; however, I am even more influenced by the work of great Sci-Fi writers like Isaac Asimov, or Robert A. Heinlein. Other times, I am greatly inspired by my favorite Sci-Fi TV shows, such as Star Gate UNIVERSE; the STAR TREK Franchise; SPACE ABOVE & BEYOND; and, BABYLON 5. When I see the possibilities of life on other worlds, then I start thinking about what kind of scenery these other life forms (alien life forms) may experience on their worlds. It is the imaginary scenery that I attempt to design and photograph, and create to make the art pieces of the OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPE Series.

** This image, and ALL the OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES Series artwork is available in archival prints and canvases at Imagekind. THANK YOU for coming to my Photo-Blog! **

“Cocoon, v4, Edit C” OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES

Title:  "Cocoon, v4, Edit C." Series:  OFF WORLD - ALIEN LANDSCAPES. Series Years:  2001 to Present by Nawfal Johnson Nur, Penang, Malaysia, Mixed Media Photographic Fine Art.

Title: “Cocoon, v4, Edit C.”
Series: OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES.
Series Years: 2001 to Present.

SERIES:  OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES.
SERIES YEARS:  2001 TO PRESENT.
SERIES NOTE / ARTIST’S STATEMENT:  OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES is a mixed-media art series that I started in 2001. This series has continued in a slow progression over the years, and will continue into the future.  Various art elements make up each image in this series.  ALL of the art pieces involve Photography.  However, all of them also include other mediums, such as painting, sketching, sculpture, natural objects, natural and artificial lighting, and computer digital art.
SERIES MOTIVATIONS – INFLUENCES:  The inspiration for these art pieces usually comes from short science fiction stories I develop in my mind; however, I am even more influenced by the work of great Sci-Fi writers like Isaac Asimov, or Robert A. Heinlein.  Other times, I am greatly inspired by my favorite Sci-Fi TV shows, such as Star Gate UNIVERSE; the STAR TREK Franchise; SPACE ABOVE & BEYOND; and, BABYLON 5.  When I see the possibilities of life on other worlds, then I start thinking about what kind of scenery these other life forms (alien life forms) may experience on their worlds.  It is the imaginary scenery that I attempt to design and photograph, and create to make the art pieces of the OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPE Series.

Alien Probe Released, v3, Edit E, 2003

Alien Probe Released, v3, Edit E, 2003

OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES ART PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES by Nawfal Johnson Nur.

OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES is a mixed-media art series that I started in 2001. This series has continued in a slow progression over the years, and that is OK with me. I may design one, maybe two of these art pieces per year; however, I admit, some years I have not completed an art piece for this series.  I find that I must be very focused to work on pieces for this series – distractions and other things that interfere with the creative process work against me.  Distractions, stress, and other such roadblocks to living a Creative Life, are normal things – inconvenient, but normal.

This series continues today, and will continue into the future. For this collection, the art pieces are designed and worked on when I am greatly inspired: The inspiration usually comes from short science fiction stories I develop in my mind, which are eventually put to paper, so to speak.  Other times, I am greatly inspired by my favorite Sci-Fi TV shows, such as Star Gate UNIVERSE; the STAR TREK Franchise; SPACE ABOVE & BEYOND; and, BABYLON 5. 

When I find that inspiration – when I am filled with inspiration, that is when new work begins for the OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES Series.

What I envision when working on these art photography pieces, is what landscapes or seascapes may look like on some alien world. The scenes in these art pieces are essentially based on the Sci-Fi stories that I have come up with, or those from science fiction shows, or books.  These are images that could exist on some alien world, at least, that is the effect I am going for in these art works.

These art pieces are constructed using various artistic mediums, including photography, painting, drawing, miniature sculpture, ordinary objects, and computer digital art.  This is my only art series where I incorporate so many art media elements. I guess, I construct these art pieces like a puzzle, and with a lot of luck, time, patience, and some skillful attention to details, things normally work out.

I hope you enjoy seeing the OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES Art Photography Series.

** Please click on the image to go to my Sales Gallery at Imagekind.com, where you can see various Print & Canvas Wall Art options!  Thank you! **

5-Degrees Sky, v10, Edit B ~ OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES

5-Degrees Sky, v10, Edit B ~ OFF WORLD - ALIEN LANDSCAPES

“OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES” ART PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES by Nawfal Johnson Nur.

[ 5-Degrees Sky, v.10, Edit B was Edited and Created in 2008. ]

OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES is a mixed-media art series that I started in 2001. This series has continued in a slow progression over the years, and that is OK with me. I may design one, maybe two of these art pieces per year; however, I admit, some years I have not completed an art piece for this series.  I find that I must be very focused to work on pieces for this series – distractions and other things that interfere with the creative process work against me.  Distractions, stress, and other such roadblocks to living a Creative Life, are normal things – inconvenient, but normal.

This series continues today, and will continue into the future. For this collection, the art pieces are designed and worked on when I am greatly inspired: The inspiration usually comes from short science fiction stories I develop in my mind, which are eventually put to paper, so to speak.  Other times, I am greatly inspired by my favorite Sci-Fi TV shows, such as Star Gate UNIVERSE; the STAR TREK Franchise; SPACE ABOVE & BEYOND; and, BABYLON 5.

When I find that inspiration – when I am filled with inspiration, that is when new work begins for the OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES Series.

What I envision when working on these art photography pieces, is what landscapes or seascapes may look like on some alien world. The scenes in these art pieces are essentially based on the Sci-Fi stories that I have come up with, or those from science fiction shows, or books.  These are images that could exist on some alien world, at least, that is the effect I am going for in these art works.

These art pieces are constructed using various artistic mediums, including photography, painting, drawing, miniature sculpture, ordinary objects, and computer digital art.  This is my only art series where I incorporate so many art media elements. I guess, I construct these art pieces like a puzzle, and with a lot of luck, time, patience, and some skillful attention to details, things normally work out.

I hope you enjoy seeing the OFF WORLD – ALIEN LANDSCAPES Art Photography Series.

 

** Archival Fine Art Prints and Canvas Wall Art of this piece is available at my Sales Gallery at Imagekind. Please click on the image to go to the Imagekind page.  OR, you can CLICK THIS TEXT to go to the Sales Page.  Thanks! **