Description Title: '5-DEGREE SKY, V.9'.Creation Year: 2005.Collection / Series: OFF WORLD - ALIEN LANDSCAPES.Collection Years: 2003 to Present (On-Going).Genre: Sci-Fi; Abstract Conceptual Futuristic Photography;Copyright 2005 Nawfal Johnson.All Rights Reserved.Penang, Malaysia.A giant aqua coloured leaf sits quietly in swirling brown sand, resting under a very wide open blue cloudy sky.
This photograph is part of my Sci-Fi Landscapes series. The image is like an illusion, the leaf is a real leaf, but in real life it looks much different. The sandy desert is not a desert, it's not even sand; and, the sky is not a real sky. It is an illusion.
The name of this work, 5-Degree Sky, comes from the view of this scene: The name is sort of an oxymoron, as a view of 5-degrees should be naturally narrow, as if shot from a 500mm lens. This scene is the opposite of the title itself, as this would appear to be an ultra-wide view of this sci-fi environment.
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 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.