Looking with two fiery white eyes, a demonic power deforms itself and blends in with the turbulent sea, churning and twisting the water into a huge and terrible tsunami on an alien world.
This (and other Alien Water Photographs), is a reaction to the devastating earthquake and tsunami of December 26, 2004, that was so disastrous for many Southeast Asian countries. Living in Penang, Malaysia, I am in one of the areas that was hit pretty hard by the tsunami: Nearly 70 people were killed in Penang. Over all, approximately 300,000 people lost their lives. Just to get a better grip on that number, that would be similar to everyone in my hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, and nearby Grand Island, being wiped out in a matter of a couple of hours that thought is very disturbing and sobering to me.
I have created a few images in the Alien Water series that illustrate powerful tsunamis, on what could be, alien worlds. I guess these works are my way of demonstrating the destructive force of a tsunami.
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 Robert Henri. As for photographic influences, I have always drawn inspiration from photographers Carl Fischer, and Andreas Feininger.