Title: “Grill-Work-Web on the Edge of Chaos, No 2”. Creation Date: 18 September 2021. Copyright 2021 Nawfal Johnson All Rights Reserved. Malaysia ————— ☆ Buy Fine Art Photography Prints and Canvas of “LIGHT WITHIN SMOKE SERIES, at my ImageKind Sales Gallery — Here’s the link:
Title: “Small Milk Pots and 3 Hands”. This Edition: Copyright 2021 Nawfal Johnson All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia —————
About this Photograph: Three hands guide and attach small metal milk pots to the back of a Hindu devotee. The milk pots have fish hook-like needles that are pierced into the skin so that the pots can hang from the devotee’s skin — each one an added weight to their physical pain of burden. This exercise of faith is considered a sort of physical trial in the pursuit of atonement. This ritual is performed during the Hindu celebration of Thaipusam. —————
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“For me, a face without a smile is more expressive, tells much more. The disadvantage of smiling is that it takes over all other facial expressions.”
~ Peter Lindbergh (born Peter Brodbeck; 23 November 1944 – 3 September 2019) was a German fashion photographer and film director. ~
“FOR ME, A Face WITHOUT A FACE, is as painfully boring as watching two snails race. Nevertheless, I think I’d prefer watching snails race, rather than photograph people wearing face force fields. On one condition, as long as there were a few good snail crashes — who doesn’t like a knarley snail crash!”
I said that!
At this point, I would love to photograph interesting people out in public, with their faces showing, even if all they showed me were smiles — That would be 1,000% better than only seeing people in public with faces covered….Expressionless Zombies.
☆ This is what I see when I go out in public now: Get a load of this nightmare.
OF COURSE IT DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU LIVE
I live in a place where the Face Force Field is Mandatory in Public….STILL!
People put up with this lunacy, so the powers-that-be can continue the agenda to make UN-SOCIAL Behaviour, the Newest Normal.
IF YOU THROW ENOUGH PRO-OP-A-GANDA (mis-spellings are intentional because I wish NOT to be shadowbanned again) at the population, many will believe everything they are being fed, even though it makes no logical or scientific sense.
I think the great Sociologist, Gustave Le Bon, said it best in his book, “The Crowd A Study of the Popular Mind” :
“Not truth, but error has always been the chief factor in the evolution of nations, and the reason why socialism is so powerful today is that it constitutes the last illusion that is still vital. In spite of all scientific demonstrations it continues on the increase. Its principal strength lies in the fact that it is championed by minds sufficiently ignorant of things as they are in reality to venture boldly to promise mankind happiness. The social illusion reigns today upon all the heaped-up ruins of the past, and to it belongs the future. The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”
The Face Force Field is an illusion, pushed so hard as some sort of savior-Deus ex machina (along with the HOLY-J-a-b), that The Crowd MUST BELIEVE, especially in places where the people are shunned (and punished in many cases) for questioning the self-appointed, titled, superior, power-holders and their policies.
BUT WAIT, WHAT’S THIS!?!
APPARANTLY, THE POLITICIANS WHO ARE STILL ENFORCING FACE FORCE FIELDS HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS RECENT STUDY BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS (AIP) THAT CLEARLY PROVES THAT ALL TYPES OF M-A-S-K-S DO NOT SUFFICIENTLY STOP V–I-R-A-L PARTICLES FROM DISPERSING OUT OF THE M-A-S-K-S.
The politicians where I live, are foaming at the mouth (probably literally) to v-a-x EVERYONE! And, in their daily pro-p-a-ganda they send out to all cell phones (thru SMS), they tell The Crowd, it is their duty, their obligation, to HELP PROTECT, grandma, the community, blah, blah, blah, don’t k-i-l-l grandma basically. I don’t think they got the memo from Is-ra-el and Ireland, that the SUPER-V-A-X-X-ED are being hos-pi-tal-ized MORE for being in-f-ect-ed with the Koof, than the rest of the population!
I didn’t intend this post to be as much of a rant as it is turning out to be, but oh well:
Edward Bernays warned in his book, PROP-A-GANDA, the following dark truths about what the powers-that-be do to manipulate the masses:
“ORGANIZING CHAOS: The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.Our invisible governors are, in many cases, unaware of the identity of their fellow members in the inner cabinet.They govern us by their qualities of natural leadership, their ability to supply needed ideas and by their key position in the social structure.”
“Conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses…” what more must be said. It is in full swing. The masses have fallen. Some resist. But here, it is business as usual for “those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society”.
Quotes by Edward Bernays
I just want to be able to take candid people photography like I did, prior to 2020, and who knows if, or when, that may happen.
Location: Penang, Malaysia Series: BLACK & WHITE ARCHITECTURE Copyright 2021 Nawfal Johnson All Rights Reserved —————
“But photography is not all seeing in the sense that the eyes see. Our vision, a binocular one, is in a continuous state of flux, while the camera captures and fixes forever (unless the damn prints fade !) a single, isolated condition of the moment. Besides, we use lenses of various focal lengths to purposely exaggerate actual seeing, and we often “overcorrect” color for the same reason. In printing we carry on our willful distortion of fact by using contrasty papers which give results quite different from the sense or object as it was in nature.”
Edward Weston, January 28, 1932
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I did have some good news: I’m in a Group Exhibition in ARTDOC Photography Magazine, titled, EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY, which opened on 19 August 2021.
I have two artworks in the exhibition: “DARTH PLAGUEIS”, and, “HECATOMB TO THE ALIEN OVERLORDS”. Both images are from my ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS (ALS) Photography Series, which now has 482 pieces in it, and spans a period from 2015 to the Present.
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My Images are at the end of the exhibition page, and close out the exhibition of very interesting, and inspiring images. I’m very grateful to have been chosen to be in this exhibition, as my photography style is nearly 100% Experimental and Abstract.
Another reason I’m very thankful to be exhibited and published in ARTDOC Photography Magazine is because some photographer legends, and major photography inspirations and masters of the craft, such as Sabastiao Salgado, have their portfolios published in this magazine.
“HECATOMB TO THE ALIEN OVERLORDS, ALS #428”, (2021), from the Abstract Light Streaks Photography Series.