Description Title: 'BELIAL, Transmogrification #8'.Creation Date: 6 December 17.'Fire Portraits' Series.Series Years: 2017 - 2018.Influence: 'To Reign in Hell' novel by Steven Brust.Art Photographs: Photography of fire shaped into Portrait-like imagery, of the characters, angels, in 'To Reign in Hell', written by Steven Brust.Note 1: After doing the first art photo, I said to myself, 'I'm seeing some faces from Brust's novel in this image, and I need to investigate, and work this out further to see what develops.' Note 2: One very interesting aspect of Brust's story is that all of the angels were essentially good until a conflict and deception arose among the angels. On top of that, the three 'evil' angels in the story ( evil according to many 'modernised' views...modern being several thousand years for Satan/Lucifer/Devil, and hundreds for Mephisto ) Satan and Lucifer are the same entity, and Mephistopheles is the name invented for the historical Johann Georg Faust (c. 1480c. 1540), and in demonology, Mephistopheles was 'one of the seven chief devils and the tempter of Faust'. Nevertheless, in Brust's story, Satan and Lucifer are 'First-Borns', and Mephistopheles is an archangel, not devils or demons.Note 3: My Brust angels are a contradiction because they are made of fire. Angels, 'fallen' or not, made of fire, I think is a contradiction._________* Fine Art Print Sales Link at Imagekind:https://www.imagekind.com/BELIAL-TRANSMOGRAFICATION-8-6-DECEMBER-2017_art?imid=f12ae9b8-b5fd-4051-a8f4-b9930bf061fbImagekind Art Photo #: 2,319.TAGS:Mephistopheles, hell, to reign in hell, Steven Brust, firstborns, archangels, heaven-hell, good-evil, Illuminati, fire portraits, gold, flames, hot, heat, portraiture, mirrored photography, the dark one, smirking one, Nawfal Johnson, BELIAL, DEVIL, SATAN, KING-OF-HELL, EVIL, BOHEMIAN-GROVE,
Nawfal Johnson Nur, 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.