Description Title: 'ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #83.'Creation Date: 29 March 2016.'ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS' SERIES.Series Years: 2015 - 2016.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. LOCATION:All of these photographs were created in Penang, Malaysia.Photography Genre: I would classify this as something I call, 'Active (or Fluid-Light) Abstract Expressionism Photography.' Copyright 2016 Nawfal Johnson.All Rights Reserved.Penang, Malaysia.NO UNAUTHORIZED USE! PRINT SALES SITE:http://www.imagekind.com/ABSTRACT-LIGHT-STREAKS-83_art?imid=32c3183c-0471-478d-9715-83375ec9fbf8TAGS:#abstract-expressionism, #digital, #fluid-light, #Johnson, #light, #Malaysia, #Nawfal, #nighttime, #Nur, #Penang, #photography, #streak, #urban-lights, #lowlightphotography, #nighttimephotography, #masonic-art, #mystical-art, #chaotic-otherworldly, #No-way-out, #Depression, #red, #purple, #copper, #violet, #blue, #Morningstar, #gold, #yellow, #Ankylosing-Spondylitis, #LOTUS,ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #83,
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.