Description Title: 'Attaching Milk Pots to Back'.This Edition: Copyright 2021 Nawfal JohnsonAll Rights Reserved.Penang, MalaysiaAbout this Photograph:Small metal milk pots are hooked to the back of a Hindu devotee. The milk pots have fish hook-like needles that are pierced into the skin, so the pots hang from the devotee's skin. It is considered a sort of physical burden in pursuit of atonement. This ritual is performed during the Hindu celebration of Thaipusam. See & Purchase Fine Art Photography Prints of all of my Photographic Works, at this Link:https://nawfalnur.ImageKind.com/ The Link to the PHOTOGRAPHS OF PEOPLE Collection:https://www.imagekind.com/artists/nawfalnur/PHOTOGRAPHS-OF-PEOPLE/fine-art-printsCOLLECTION DESCRIPTION:PHOTOGRAPHS OF PEOPLE(2000 to Present)Photography of People and Cultural Subjects of Malaysia.Tags:Cultural, photography, art, Malaysia, Penang, Asian, Asia, Hindu, Religious, People, Portraiture, B&W, Celebration, Formalities, Ceremony, devotee, Kavadi, Thaipusam, Sacrifice, Torture, Suffering, Perseverance, Chinese, Buddhist, Taoism, old, Indian,
Nawfal Johnson, Malaysia Member Since September 2006 Artist Statement IMAGEKIND: ARTIST BIO — Nawfal Johnson — Smokephotographist 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 since 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.
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.