Creation Year: Original Film Version of this image was done in 1998. The digital 'H2' Version was completed in 2007.
Copyright by Nawfal Nur, 1998, 2007.
Part of a small series of images called 'Funeral Flowers'.
This, and the other images from this series, hold significant meaning to me. These flowers were from bouquets sent to the family, by friends of my late Mother In-law. She was well respected and loved by the community: she had a heart of gold and went out of her way to help where needed.
I guess, this flower portrait is a way I can remember her, and it also reminds me of all the people who cared for her. A beautiful lady and a beautiful flower.
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.