Ilona Abou-zolof

Ilona Abou-Zolof

Location: Australia

Ilona Abou-Zolof

I love photography and photo artistry because it makes me see the world, my environment and people in a very different way. I find myself becoming much more observant and appreciative of everyday things.
I can see beauty all around me.
I am at a stage where I think of myself as an image maker rather than an image taker and a digital artist. I will get an idea; take images I can use to fulfill my idea. I have as much fun taking the images as I have processing them in Lightroom and Photoshop afterwards. I use the digital tools to convert my photos into digital artwork.
I pushed myself beyond this point of comfort. I started to learn how to use digital painting to convert my images and composites into paintings. I enjoy learning new ways of making my art different. It is good to evolve and move on, not to get boring to your viewers or bored with yourself.
It is amazing what we can produce in the digital age and how much fun it is.


Dare to be Different

Dare to be Different
We strive for the norm.
We don’t dare deviate,
for fear of rejection
from parent, peer, or schoolmate.

If you do, you’ll be labelled
weirdo, kook, or quack.
People may point at you
or talk behind your back.

But what, exactly,
defines normal, anyway?
Is it in the way we look
or in the things we say?

Do we have a formula
to measure by degrees
the ability to “fit in”
with the greatest of ease.

But me, I don’t care
if you think I’m a freak.
I’d rather be myself
than boring or meek.

So, you think I’m flaky?
I’d prefer to say,
I’m eccentric, quirky,
and unique in every way!

So, don’t act your age.
Go dye your hair blue.
Have some fun, laugh out loud,
and to yourself, be true!

by Shelly Moore as if it was written for me

Purple Explosion “Purple Explosion”

In this portfolio, I let go of the fear to be different. I played with colours, shapes and patterns to create these digital abstracts.
This one looks to me like a flower in purple.

Gold Flower “Gold Flower”

Another experiment in colour, shapes and patterns. This one is a flower in golden tones.

Hidden Smile “Hidden Smile”

Another experiment in colour, shapes and patterns. Can you see the smile in the centre of this creation?

Fish Tales “Fish Tales”

Another experiment in colour, shapes and patterns. I can see two fish tales in this image.