Description Title: AVALOKITESVARA STATUE, No3.Creation Year: 2022Location: Chaiya Mangalram Temple.Copyright 2022 Nawfal JohnsonAll Rights Reserved.Series: PENANG SITES PHOTOGRAPHY. Creating this cultural still life was a bit more difficult, compositionally, than I anticipated. I normally would like to have a little whitespace around the frame: I don't like cutting off parts, like hats, legs, feet, hands, etc. Nevertheless, because there are significant distractions all around this statue (e.g. signage, construction effects, distracting lines, etc), it was necessary to crop very tightly.
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.