Thursday, 12 November 2009

Carl Kapp AW10 at Stills Gallery

One of the great things about being a photographer invited to view a fashion launch is that you actually get to see the clothes! Now that might sound like a strange thing to say but often photographers are there with a job to do and that job is quite often photographing the clothes as they come down the runway. Nothing wrong with that! But if you are interested in fashion, shooting runway keeps you way to busy making pictures to allow you to concentrate on whats happening with the clothes themselves. Thats one of the reasons I don't shoot runway. I much prefer to be sitting on the side making notes about what I love about a new range.

trent Parke exhibition, Carl Kapp AW10 Parade and Goodie Bags
The show was at Stills Gallery in Paddington which still has the Trent Parke show up which I had seen at Trent's opening a couple of weeks prior. The work made a great backdrop for the parade and was getting a lot of admiration from the fashion set while waiting for the show to begin.

Carl Kapp Red Coat AW10
I have been planning a night shoot (with very little light) and wondering where I might find outfits with the sort of great structure that could stand out in tricky lighting conditions and still make a statement. Carl's show provided me with plenty of inspiration.

Carl Kapp orange and grey tunic top with jeans AW10
So in line with my contradictory nature (about photographing at shows) I pulled out my little G10 point-and-shoot and did a little 'shooting from the hip' to make some visual notes on Carl's designs.

Carl Kapp Orange coat with rolled collar detail AW10
Rolled collar on orange coat, wide black belt and 'strong' pockets. Pierre Winter necklace.

Carl Kapp, short red coat with pocket detail, two tone belt worn with tailored jeans. AW10
Short(ish) red coat with layered pocket detail, wide lapels and two tone belt worn with tailored jeans.

Carl Kapp slinky back dress with leather trim AW10
Slinky black evening dress with leather trim.

Carl Kapp Grey tailored skirt and jacket with white blouse and narrow black tie loosely worn. Very Helmut Newton! AW10
Grey (fine herringbone weave?) tailored skirt and jacket with white blouse and narrow black tie loosely worn. Very Helmut Newton!

Unfortunatly I didn't get shots of everything I liked. I missed getting a shot of the 'Biker Girl' inspired outfit; leather blouson jacket with tailored jeans, (but with more layers than the jeans worn with the red jacket above). The detail of the pockets was inspired across the range.


Thanks to Carl, Weihan, and everyone for putting on a great launch.

Carl Kapp

Stills Gallery

The full show at Tito Media

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Imelda Matt + Jean Brown + Moi, Display Collabo

Its nice to see blogging, portraiture & retail all getting on so well together. In this case I was able to collaborate with Imelda shoe blogger Imelda Matt once again on a portrait project; this time for a window display in Brisbane's luxury emporium Jean Brown. The shot was done in one fairly quick afternoon session in the studio.



Jean Brown Imelda.Com Window Display Brisbane

More shots and background on the Imeldific! launch at Imelda.com.au



Matt Jordan, Imelda Matt, Studio Portrait in Mirror



Matt & Tan sistyers, shoe blogger with shoe designers.Matt and the Tan sisters from a previous 'shoe & portrait' project.



Matt with a pair of Dunlop Volleys around his neck



A big thanks to Matt and everyone at Jean Brown who worked so hard to make this wonderful project possible.



Jean Brown



More Portraits of Matt at Kent Johnson Photography.



Jean Brown display shot courtesy of imelda.com.au

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Fashion Photography Sydney

Fashion Photography Sydney; or anywhere else you may have in mind.

My new web site is now up on-line. Its a complete redesign with horizontal scrolling pages that finally allows me to show the work the way it was shot-to-be-seen. I am quite excited by the result and some of the stories (the individual stories are now viewable on single pages) that perhaps left some scratching their heads thinking "what the...?" now make visual sense in the way they were intended to.


Fashion Photography Sydney, Bring Back SexyFashion Photography Sydney.


Fashion Photography Sydney, Studio Fashion, Location, Editorial, Commercial, Look BooksFashion Photography.

Beauty and Fashion Photography Sydney. RED, Studio Beauty PhotographyBeauty and Fashion, Beauty  Photography Gallery.


Personal work, Night Fashion, Personal Projects, Tests, Black & White, NgocNew Personal Work Gallery.

Portrait Photography SNO, Editorial, Artisits, PeoplePortrait Photography Gallery.

Kent Johnson Photography 0433 706 863

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Mirrors Art Collaboration with Elodie Silberstein

I had the great pleasure a few weeks ago of working on a collaboration with Elodie Silberstein and Rhiannon Bulley for the 'Mirrors' show opening next week at Morie Gallery.

Mirrors Image with Elodie Silberstein and Rhiannon Bulley

Concept and Direction was provided by Elodie whom I have known through art circles for a while now & who I also had the pleasure of doing a portrait shoot with back in April of this year.

The shoot took place in Glebe. Elodie came in with her art notes, outfit and of course Rhiannon who modelled as a kind of Japanese Ningyo Doll. It was a great learning experience for me working alongside Elodie and being part of her process for bringing about the final image she was visualising with Rhiannon. It was a bit like a Master Class in Art & Process!

Of course Elodie's final work is much much more than one shot and is part of the Mirrors Art Exhibition curated by Rhiannon; an awareness and fund raising show for The Butterfly Foundation. Its well worth coming along to the opening night if you can make it as there is also a performance aspect to Elodie's work that will only take place on the opening night.

Mirrors Art Exhibition, Mirrors opens next Wednesday, October 14 at 6pm at Mori Gallery 168 Day St Darling Harbour.

For more information about Mirrors click here.

You can keep up to date with Elodie's work here.

And you can read the City Hub article about Mirrors here

See you at the show.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Hayley from Platform Models

A couple of shots from a couple of recent shoots with the lovely Hayley from Platform models. She was great to work with and has such wonderful skin.


Haley, Beauty Photography

Hayley, B&W fashion photography

I will be posting more work with Hayley from these two fashion shoots soon.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Fashion & Beauty Photography, In The Studio

My first full 'Fashion & Beauty' story photographed in the studio.

Beauty and Fashion Photography, ANTM, Adele Thiel

Studio Beauty and Fashion Photography with coloured background

Beauty and Fashion Photography, ANTM, Adele Thiel

Studio Beauty and Fashion Photography

Beauty and Fashion Photography, ANTM, Adele Thiel

Photography, Kent Johnson
Hair & Make Up, lisa Sciberras using MAC Cosmetics
Stylist, Lucinda Petroeschevsky-Mayer
Photography Assistant, Harry Perlich
Models,
Adele Thiel
Stacey Monaghan @ Chadwicks
Hats by Helen Kaminski  


Adele Thiel

Dress's by Lulu in Chains
Green BG. Reckless White, With Vintage Helen Kaminski Hat
Blue BG. endless Fascination, Zatana Hat
Red BG. Undaunted, Liana Hat

Stacey Monaghan

Red/Brown BG, Silk Dress by Sami and Sita, Brella Hat
Pink BG. French Silk Chiffon Top by Sylvia Chan. Brown Hat, Aldo. Black Hat, Jobi

www.chadwickmodels.com/
www.helenkaminski.com/
www.sylviachan.com.au/
www.samiandsita.com/
www.luluinchains.com/
www.kentjohnsonphotography.com.au/

Friday, 17 July 2009

In The Studio, Jools Fashion Look-Book

Working to a very tight schedule the team & I shot two ranges for Jools new fashion label. The post processing for these shots was inspired by my recollections of the sun faded posters I still sometimes see in the windows of Tailor Shops with the classic magenta shift of old family photos. Fashion photography meets remembrance of times past.

We worked through over twenty looks on the day with both dark background and the lovely luscious pink!

Dark Background Studio Look-Book Fashion Photography, Mid Shot

Pink Background Full Length, Black Silk Dress, Studio Look-Book Fashion Photography

Pink Background Full Length Studio Look-Book Fashion Photography

Pink Background Studio Full Length Look-Book Fashion Photography with Polka Dot Dress

Pink Background Studio Full Length Look-Book Fashion Photography with Blue Silk Dress

Jools Couture Look-Book

Dark Background Studio Look-Book Fashion Photography

Dark Background Studio Look-Book Fashion Photography, Jools Fashion

Dark Background Studio Look-Book Fashion Photography, Classic Black Party Frock

Jools Fashion, Pink Mid Shot

Jools Fashion Look Book Shoot
H&MU Kate Bonar
Model Tammy S
Photography Assistant, Harry Perlich

Thanks to everyone for their time and work.  

Kent Johnson 0433 796 863

Friday, 22 May 2009

Hoàng Khánh Ngọc, Fashion Photography Studio Test.

A while back I received a Facebook message from a friend saying that he had given my phone number to a Vietnamese model; that she would be in Sydney soon, and she would contact me…

Cool I thought, and then forgot all about it…

But I did get a call from Hoàng Khánh Ngọc in late March. She dropped by the studio with some very cool tear sheets to show me at which time I found she was 181cm, 5' 11 1/2" tall, Miss Vietnam in 2004 and quite a glamorous model. After a bit of a chat we decided to organise a studio shoot to put some new Australian Fashion Photography work in her book.

For the styling I called up the very talented Seed of Scarlet designer, Fiorella Castro to see if I could borrow a few of the outfits from the new SoS range we shot earlier this year. I chose a few of my favourites from the Look-Book shoot and we were good to go.

Hoang Khanh Ngoc, Relaxing at Frankie's, Fashion Portrait, Studio photography by Kent Johnson, Sydney Australia

Sphinx, Hoang Khanh Ngoc, Studio fashion photography, Orange Dress. by Kent Johnson, Sydney Australia

Sphinx, Hoang Khanh Ngoc, Studio fashion photography, Orange Dress. by Kent Johnson, Sydney Australia

Hoang Khanh Ngoc, Studio fashion photography. by Kent Johnson, Sydney Australia

Hoang Khanh Ngoc, Fashion Portrait, Studio fashion photography. by Kent Johnson, Sydney Australia

Make Up was by Jessica Beazley and Hair by Emma Neilson, it was our first time working together and they did a great job. I decided to continue on with the theme of ‘Studio as Location’ looking for a more open studio feel. After the first couple of shots we veered of into ‘Frankie’s Nightclub’ mode, the shot at the top of the page and finished with the very lovely Layered Orange Maxi Dress in a wild Sphinx like shot.



Model, Hoàng Khánh Ngọc
MU, Jessica Beazley
Hair, Emma Neilson
Assistant, Harry Perlich
Fashion by Seed of Scarlet

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Midnight Cowboy - Night Fashion

Our second Unpublished Fashion Editorial from last December.
Click images to view Large.

All garments are from the 2008 Graduate show
Ultimo TAFE Fashion Design Studio.

Green Night Fashion George St Sydney Australia

Black Leather Pants and Chrome belt by Chris Morro, Night Fashion on George St Sydney

Seem Pun Vee Hood Dress, Night Fashion George St Sydney Australia

Ryoko, Pants and Blouse, Subway entrance at Night, Night Fashion George St Sydney Australia

Melinda Johns Evening Dress, Night Fashion George St Sydney Australia

Vampire! Night Dress and Leggings, Night Fashion on George St Sydney

Crossing the road in a silver dress, Night Fashion on George St Sydney

Black Dress by Sarah Starky, Night Fashion on George St Sydney

Fashion Designers
Top to bottom.

Bianca Linton
Christopher Morro
Seema Pun
Ryoko Watanabe
Melinda Johns
Kathryn Beeson
Melanie Dumble
Sarah Starkey

Model Alli V @ Chadwicks
H&MU Kaori
Stylist, Lucinda Petroeschevsky - Mayer
Assistants, Guy Woolrych & William Siauw

If anyone would like to publish this story please contact me.
I am also on the look-out for a Sydney fashion stylist to assist me in putting together some more fashion stories for editorial submission.

Thanks to the great designers and my wonderful team who helped make this rather tricky George Street Sydney shoot happen.

Kent Johnson 0433 796 863

Friday, 24 April 2009

The Girls Who Fell To Earth.

Unpublished Fashion Editorial.
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All garments are from the 2008 Graduate show
Ultimo TAFE Fashion Design Studio.


Bianca Linton, Melinda Johns, Australian Fashion Editorial Opening Page Double Portrait with Strega GownsBianca Linton, Melinda Johns


Elizabeth Di Marco, Reclining Fashion Shot Sydney AustraliaElizabeth Di Marco


Sarah Starkey FashionSarah Starkey


Melinda Johns, Sarah, Fashion in the LandscapeMelinda Johns


louise Maniscalco designer; Fashion Portrait with Hoodlouise Maniscalco


Lisa Catanea, Bianca Linton, Fashion, Double PageLisa Catanea, Bianca Linton


Christopher Morro, Sea Breeze with Strega Gown and Industrial Pipes.Christopher Morro


Sarah Starkey, Ryoko Watanabe, Fashion, Double PageSarah Starkey, Ryoko Watanabe


Kathryn Beeson, Black Gown with Rusty IronKathryn Beeson

Click images to view Large.
Hair & Make Up, Kathleen Hendry
Stylist, Lucinda Petroeschevsky - Mayer
Assisted by Melinda Johns
Models, Sarah Crawford & Anna Hill @ Platform.
Photography by Kent Johnson, 0433 796 863
Assisted by, Harry Perlich
Shot on Location at Kurnell National Park Sydney Australia.
December 14 2008.

Fashion Designers
Left to right, top to bottom.

Bianca Linton, Melinda Johns
Elizabeth Di Marco
Sarah Starkey
Melinda Johns
louise Maniscalco
Lisa Catanea, Bianca Linton
Christopher Morro
Sarah Starkey; Ryoko Watanabe
Kathryn Beeson