Monday, 27 December 2010

My Biggest Project in 2010 - SNO Artists Portrait Exhibition.

Was I think without a doubt my Solo Show SNAP at SNO in May this year. In a nutshell (my artist statement is below) SNAP was 40 large format Photographic Portraits of local and international artists taken at their openings over the previous four or so years. All the images were reprocessed from the original files for the show to make sure of the consistency of the prints which were done by the wonderful people at Photoking in Randwick.

The show (the first solo at SNO & show of objective work) was also aligned with the Head On Photo Festival and was very well attended. Thanks to everyone at SNO for their assistance with the exhibition & Billy Gruner for the title, Head On; and my parents for their much appreciated support. And of course thanks to everyone who made the trek to SNO for the exhibition, it would not have been such a wonderful time without everyone coming along.

I am not sure as to why it took me so long to blog about the show other than it has been a wonderfully busy year for my photography! I have put up a few shots from the show, the opening and some instillation shots below, all the Portraits from the exhibition can be seen HERE on Flickr.

'Sophia
Sophia Egarchos

'Billy
Billy Gruner

Lars Breuer SNO Portrait Artists
Lars Breuer

John Adair SNO Portrait Artists
John Adair

P.J. Hickman SNO Portrait Artists
P.J. Hickman

'Portrait

'Portrait

'Portrait

'Portrait

Continuing the Artist portraits up to 2015 Here!

SNAP at SNO

Artist Statement

Every artist regardless of their experience has a sense of anticipation surrounding the opening of their exhibition. SNAP the portrait exhibition of artists taken at their openings at SNO reflects this instant, that moment when the artist is with their art, themselves and a photographer looking at both. The portraits which are 'set up' during the openings are typically made in about 60 seconds.

My the earliest shot in the show is the silhouette series of Ruark Lewis in conversation taken at the closing show for the space SNO occupied immediately before moving to the Marrickville Road space in February 2006. The first portraits at the new gallery space at 175 Marrickville Rd were of Jan van der Ploeg and Helen Smith SNO 15, April 1 2006 with the collaborative work 'Magic Black, Baby Blue, Baby Doll 2006'.

Over the past four plus years Kent has managed to photograph more than 40 Artists at their SNO openings. SNAP showcases the best-of-the best of the SNO Portraits.

From THE SNO website
Kent Johnson

SNAP

An exhibition of artist portraits taken at SNO openings since 2005. SNAP is a combined project with SNO and Australian Centre for Photography's Head On Photo Festival at galleries in and around Sydney.

SNO
Head On

Friday, 17 December 2010

Lawless, Unauthorised - Love & Luck Photographers Edit.

I have to say I went a little (just a little) crazy on the Love & Luck shoot, particularly during the studio session. Although we were lighting the shoot with strobe it was impossible to ignore just how cool the daylight was that was falling all soft and diffused on the set. These are a few of the shots I cranked off with flash turned off! I did take the time to do a custom white balance, these pictures were all shot (the daylight shots) quite quickly.

Michelle, Fashion Photography Sydney, Lawless, Unauthorised Love & Luck  Photographers Edit.

Fashion Photography Sydney, Lawless, Black & White & Colour Daylight Shots. Unauthorised Love & Luck  Photographers Edit.

Fashion Photography Sydney, Lawless, Black & White & Colour Daylight Shot 2. Unauthorised Love & Luck  Photographers Edit.

Fashion Photography Sydney, Lawless, Black & White & Colour Daylight Shot 3. Unauthorised Love & Luck  Photographers Edit.

Models,
Rochelle Fox
Michelle McNamee

H&MU,
Emily Hayward

Assistant,
Harry Perlich

View the whole fashion branding shoot here.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Love & Luck - Behind the Scenes...

OMG! Well you know the world as you know it has changed forever when just a couple of weeks after your first BTS video appears, (and you didn't notice they were making it) your very next BTS video is there for all the world to see. We have been shooting the first Love & Luck campaign which has gone very very well (shots coming next week) and as you do... L&L have shot this BTS Video entirely on their iPhone. Yep its a brave new world where all your little tricks of the trade will be revealed. I even go Strobist on this one, ha! So check the video out, check the action over our three shoots and, you can check out more L&L on their new blog Here.



L&L will have there spanking new website up next week too so I will be posting shots from the ranges along with the link so don't forget to pop back then.

And of course, thanks to everyone involved, what a great team!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Fashion Editorial Collabo w/- Shine By Three

Shine By Three, Fashion Editorial, White Jacket

Shine By Three, Fashion Editorial, Jumping Shot, Shoulder Fringing

Shine By Three, Fashion Editorial, Print Dress


Shine By Three, Fashion Editorial, Fringe Dress

Shine By Three, Fashion Editorial, Fabric Platt

Shine By Three, Fashion Editorial, American Indian Look

Styling by Margaret Zhang.
Hair & MU by Maria Bravo
Model, Zoe S from Viviens

Margaret is running the Black and White version of the shoot over on her Shine By Three blog and has all the fashion details there too. And of course you can see Margaret & Katie's BTS video linked in on my previous post.

Thanks to everyone for working so well and putting together a great shoot.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Behind the Scenes with...

Shine by Three. I knew Margaret and Katie were shooting some BTS stills but a video! Great job and done and dusted inside 24 hours, what a team! Thanks guys :~)



Drums Tribal fashion shoot with Shine By Three here, and more on my website here...


Saturday, 20 November 2010

Money, Thats What I Want...

Well I don't care what other people say, I think this 1979 version of "Money" is the best version ever! And... I think its contains a timely reminder that the "New Paradigm" of "Everything is free (on the net)" and well, everything-is-free is not a particularly sustainable concept.

"Your love gives me such a thrill, but your love won't pay my bills. I want MONEY..."



I have done a couple of blog posts on the pitfalls of "free" or no-budget in photography here, How to produce a good lookbook and here, what it takes to produce a good modelling portfolio; for anyone interested in such things.

In a nutshell it takes skill, talent, time and well you know... Money !~)


Oh and the original Flying Lizards clip is here. Yeah, Fun, Creativity and ... thats what I want.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Male Modelling Portfolio, In the Studio...

For Matt's professional male modelling portfolio. A great afternoon of shooting. Grooming by Kaori.


Male Modelling Portfolio, Main Body Shot. Kent Johnson Photographer


Male Modelling Portfolio, Body Shots, Sport, Boxing. Kent Johnson Photographer


Male Modelling Portfolio, Matt, Studio Headshot. Kent Johnson Photographer


Male Modelling Portfolio, Formal Shots. Kent Johnson Photographer


Male Modelling Portfolio Mid Shot, Studio. Kent Johnson Photographer


Click here for more Male Modelling Portfolio shoots.
Thanks to everyone for a great shoot.


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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Bridal Fashion, Catherine Colubriale Couture.

Editorial Bridal Fashion, Black Bridal Gown, Catherine Colubriale Couture, Sydney Australia

Editorial Bridal Fashion, Catherine Colubriale Couture, Sydney Australia

Editorial Bridal Fashion, Catherine Colubriale Couture, Sydney Australia

Editorial Bridal Fashion, Red Gowns, Catherine Colubriale Couture, Sydney Australia

Photography, Kent Johnson
Assitant, Ken Chang
Model, Sophie S
H&MU, Lema Abdalla
Bridal Gowns & Styling, Catherine Colubriale.

I thought it time to shoot some more High Fashion, thanks to Catherine and the team for helping make this shoot happen. All Catherine's gowns are one-off Couture creations, Bridal, Balls or perhaps just that very special big night out! Click the pictures to VIEW LARGE.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Portraits and Fashion Photography Sydney!

I have just spent most of today making a few changes and upgrades to my web site. The first was to put all the portraits I have been taking against the fibro wall into the portrait section of the site all on their own page. So now with these shots of Paul I have 10 portraits in the wall series Here.

Paul, Open Shade Portrait 1

Paul, Open Shade Portrait 2

Its great to have somewhere very close at hand that allows me to make a series of portraits like these; many more yet to come.

I also managed to get up a page of the New Beauty Photography shot at the studio in Balmain.
Beauty Photography, Sydney Australia, Studio Beauty, Sophie

And although its been blogged in full here, In The night A Lonely Hunter can now be seen as a horizontal scrolling story. I think the left to right format almost always looks better.

Fashion Photography Sydney, Night Editorial Location Fashion Photography

Click the links to view the new pages. Cheers, Kent.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Hanna T.

Hanna, Modelling Portfolio Photography

Hanna, Modelling Portfolio Photography

Hanna, Modelling Portfolio Photography

Hanna, Hair Flick

Late afternoon in the garden. Head and Mid shots for Hanna's modelling portfolio.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Monday, 27 September 2010

Male Models, Impromptu Location Shoot

Male Model Porfolio Shoot, Brent Headshot


Male Model Porfolio Shoot, Bone Hat


Male Model Porfolio Shoot Josh Headshot


Male Model Porfolio Shoot, Brent & Josh


Male Model Porfolio Shoot Josh 1


Male Model Porfolio Shoot, Bone Eyes!


Male Model Porfolio Shoot


Impromptu because Brent (grey tee) and Josh (black coat) turned up with Manon last week, Friends/Entourage/Posse; well they gave her a lift and wanted to hang around for a bit and I guess see what happens on a shoot. Well as a rule we don't let people that aren't working on the shoot hang around but the minute I saw these guys I though wow! I just have to shoot them.


I don't normally use props either but I knew the big horse hip bone was going to be the perfect prop to loosen things up. Brent has a great editorial Look while Josh went straight to Commercial! Lots of fun mucking about (serious fun mind you) while Manon was in H&MU. And I just love this wall in this light, we are going to see a lot more shots taken there.


I hope you like the shots, I think they are vibing a bit of Bruce Webber! Cool, thanks guys.


Click here for more Male Modelling Portfolio shoots.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Modelling Portfolio - Manon

New model portfolio shots for the lovely Manon photographed just a few days ago. We shot in a lovely and simple suburban backyard location for these using natural light. A nice change from the recent studio based shoots. Actually this is the second shoot here this week, so I am out of order with my posts! We went for a soft Spring-Fashion Look, I love Manon's smile!

Hair & Make Up by Maria Bravo, Styling by Frank Sidney, Photography Assistant Ken Chang.

Modelling Portfolio, Manon, Head shot looking up

Modelling Portfolio, Location, Mid shot smiling.

Modelling Portfolio, Manon Head Shot, White Background

Modelling Portfolio, Knit Jumper 1 


Modelling Portfolio, Reclinging shot

Modelling Portfolio, I Spy, through the glass

Read more about modelling and model portfolios HERE.