Description 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! 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-a9c4bea4b4fdInfluence: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,#Photography, #FineArtPhotography,#Art, #ContemporaryArt,
Nawfal Johnson Nur, Penang, Malaysia Member Since September 2006 Artist Statement IMAGEKIND: ARTIST BIO — Nawfal Johnson Nur — My Photographist Beginnings: When I pick up my camera...when I compose the subjects in the frame...and, when I plan and set up my lighting, I have one thing in mind: To take a better photograph than the last time.
I have been using a camera as a hobbyist since I was 12 years old, and then as a freelance professional (starting in 1998).
Photography is a Madness for Me — My Work: I have been a long-time Freelance Stage & Dance Photographer; nevertheless, I focus much of my energy designing fine art Abstract, and, Abstract Expressionism Photography. I also design SMOKE-ART PHOTOGRAPHY, and that is the art style I focused on in my 2011 book, titled, ETHEREAL DREAMS and HOPE.
I create and design fine art, abstract photographs of my own abstract expressionism paintings. I also design many of my abstract artworks from photographs I capture out in the urban environment as I walk around, investigating and photographing things I see in detail.
As an artist, I love working with alcohol-based permanent ink, acrylic paints, art pens, and watercolour pencils. However, my finished art pieces are usually photographs.
Art is a madness for me because I must be working on new artwork all the time — I must be doing artwork even IF I feel like hell, and IF I'm thinking my life is being pulled into a Black Hole. I must still be doing photography or working on one or more pen artworks, whether I am in a state of happiness, or in a state of despair. Art and Photography are an integral part of my life.
My Artistic Influences: My main artistic influences are Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. As for photographic influences, I have always drawn inspiration from Carl Fischer, and Andreas Feininger. Depending on my mood, I draw a lot of inspiration from listening to music as I work. Presently, my favourite Classical music is from Vivaldi and Bach. If I'm not listening to Classical, I get energy from Very Heavy Metal groups, for example, Fallujah, Jinger, and Sylosis.
I was born in 1965, in Lincoln, Nebraska, and in 1994, I moved to Penang Island, Malaysia.