Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Night of the Jumper 'N' Jacket @ Art Space Woolloomooloo..

A huge show of local and international art is always going to deliver a huge crowd. It's my first trip back to the Gunnery in Woolloomooloo in its new incarnation as Art Space; and it did not disappoint as the style flowed as freely the wine and beer, so much so I need to get back there and check out the show. What I saw I loved and I didn't see anyone kick any of those ticking metronomes - "Object to be destroyed" on steroids! At least they are the wooden German ones with the nice tone. Jumpers were hot and I wish that knitwear in the second shot down had the face woven in, alas it is just a shadow. Plenty of colour, but I seem to be falling in love with black and white photography all over again, so here's a selection of both. thanks guys (guys and gals) you are awesome!
Men's style - Jeans, Tweed Jacket, Check shirt, square tip necktie, photography by Kent Johnson, Fuji X-pro1.


Men's style - Artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran in a Coogi / Coogee jumper; photography by Kent Johnson, Fuji X-pro1.

Red haired woman wearing, black jeans and runners with bright coloured Coogi(?) pullover, black backpack with large white polka dots; photography by Kent Johnson.

Shinycrocodile pattern patent leather look jacket and shiny black back pack, jeans and skirt. Photography by Kent Johnson.

Men's style vintage hand knitted jumper, black jeans and Adidas runners. Photography by Kent Johnson, Fuji X-pro1.

Metronomes, Black elastic sided boots and Doc Martin boots; photography by Kent Johnson, Fuji X-pro1.

her, white peasant dress with lace sleeves and fur coat. Him, Parka jeans and Adidas runners. Photography by Kent Johnson, Fuji X-pro1.

Blonde woman 80's style haircut. Photography by Kent Johnson, Fuji X-pro1.

Women's style - Zebra print singlet black jeans and boots. Denim jacket fawn skirt, mustard tights can basket shoulder bag work boots and scarf. Photography by Kent Johnson, Fuji X-pro1.

Men's style, RM Williams Craftsman boots, White Puma runners - photography by Kent Johnson, Fuji X-pro1.

Multi colour striped tee shirt, rust jeans and Nike runners, flannelette jacket.  Men's style - photography by Kent Johnson, Fuji X-pro1.

Magic star dress, over knee socks black pumps. Photography by Kent Johnson, Fuji X-pro1.

Men's style, group selfie with the photographer in the men's room, photography by Kent Johnson, Fuji X-pro1.

From Art Space website,
"With over 60 artworks, and drawing on the notion of the dematerialisation of  art, Art as a Verb looks broadly at art’s relationship to the world and what constitutes the work of an artist. How do the varying roles of an artist (as instigator, facilitator, teacher, performer, consumer or visionary) fit within broader society? And how does the museum or gallery support art forms that function beyond the art object?"
http://www.artspace.org.au/

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

ANY STEP MBFWA Raffles International Showcase 2015

Oh Bondage - Up Yours!

Well actually the range is called HEROINE SS 2015/16 and it is Amazonian princesses meets late night bondage club all of which reminds me of going to the Beat club in Brisbane back in the early 80s... or even more so, Black Market in Sydney later on (though real B&D has never been very attractive to me). I do like the playful dress-up elements in this range; perhaps more inspired by Malcolm Mclaren and doyen of British fashion Vivienne Westwood who's shop SEX, was pretty much to-the-point and where it all got started as (Punk) fashion from fetish. And here we are, we have come a long way; certainly rebellion is prettier this time around. The designers of ANY STEP by Amy Le and Stephanie McGuigan have just shown at China Graduate Fashion Week #CGFW in Beijing, so time I thought to get my shots of this range off the hard drive and up online. I hope you enjoy the show; gold-lamé leggings on suspender straps.. I certainly did. Mouse over image for details.

Moulded silver lace bustier, ANY STEP by Amy Le and Stephanie McGuigan - MBFWA - Photographed by Kent Johnson.

Geometric diamond print dress beaded bust, ANY STEP by Amy Le and Stephanie McGuigan - MBFWA - Photographed by Kent Johnson.

Bondage harness over pink play-suit, ANY STEP by Amy Le and Stephanie McGuigan - MBFWA - Photographed by Kent Johnson.

Satin brassier top bondage straps, with matching high waisted shorts, arm band; ANY STEP by Amy Le and Stephanie McGuigan - MBFWA - Photographed by Kent Johnson.

Open work leather strap cage dress with black panties; ANY STEP by Amy Le and Stephanie McGuigan - MBFWA - Photographed by Kent Johnson.

Laser cut leather top and skirt; ANY STEP by Amy Le and Stephanie McGuigan - MBFWA - Photographed by Kent Johnson.

Gold moulded bustier, woven leather skirt, laser cut leather top and skirt; ANY STEP by Amy Le and Stephanie McGuigan - MBFWA - Photographed by Kent Johnson.

White leather jacket with gold pointed studs, white short gold-lamé with front. ANY STEP by Amy Le and Stephanie McGuigan - MBFWA - Photographed by Kent Johnson.

Leather play-suit with gold-lamé leggings on bondage style suspender straps, back view. ANY STEP by Amy Le and Stephanie McGuigan - MBFWA - Photographed by Kent Johnson.

Leather play-suit with gold-lamé leggings on bondage style suspender straps. ANY STEP by Amy Le and Stephanie McGuigan - MBFWA - Photographed by Kent Johnson.

ANY STEP designers by Amy Le and Stephanie McGuigan take a bow after the show, Raffles International Showcase - MBFWA 2015 - Photographed by Kent Johnson.

 

http://www.anystep.com.au/
http://www.raffles.edu.au/

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

I saw Jimmy Barnes at China Heights!

No that was not the name of the exhibition; I did see Jimmy Barnes at China Heights gallery last night. He was there as were a lot of other people for Jesse Lizotte's LOWRIDER photography exhibition of Mexican Gangster portraits and Lowrider car portraits too. And there was a magazine launch in gallery 2 (or next door) called Awake and no it ws not a Seventh Day Adventist magazine launch! I don't think they would have liked the crowd at all; but as usual I loved it and here are the shots including a portrait I took of Jessie in the melee of it all. Where's Barnsie? You just need to look closely, he is definitely in there somewhere..
Portrait of Jesse Lizottes at China Heights gallery for  LOWRIDER.
Jesse Lizottes at China Heights gallery for LOWRIDER.
Girls in winter, wet weather jackets and coats, China Heights.
Friends of Jesse - Cwod and woman giving peace sign under gallery show name and description board.
Studded denim jacket, black jeans and Prada satchel.
Jimmy Branes at Jesse Lizottes LOWRIDER photography exhibition, China Heights gallery.
Where's Barnsey?

Blue hair, orange and purple woven geometric pattern winter coat over floral print pants.
Orange hair, pink bag, crowd at China Heights gallery.
Army parka denim skirt black leggings, Blue high waisted jeans grey knit cardigan.
White shoes, runners, slip ons at China heights gallery.
Boys in beanies; Deus Ex Machina bomber jacket, jeans, work boots.
Red cardigan, deep cleavage plaited hair - pushing through the art crowd at China Heights Gallery.
Street Fashion Sydney - shot with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.
http://www.chinaheights.com/

Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Safilo SS 2015 Sunglasses & Eyewear Media Showcase @ IVY Sun Room.

One of the interesting things about being a photographer and blogger/writer is you do get to discover amazing details and history about things your previously knew next to nothing about! Not doubt you too will be amazed to learn that Safilo Group manufactures in Italy (& distributes) some of your favourite designer eyewear and sunglasses; the list is pretty long but here are the eye opening highlights.. Dior, Dior Homme, Gucci, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Boss, Carrera, Polaroid & Max Mara. And the media showcase included some frames and sunnies that are not yet available in Australia; fear not I am not here to tempt you with those goodies you cannot yet have!
Vivalaviv's Vivienne Shui wears the 50's style FENDI sunglasses from the SS 2015 range.
Vivalaviv's Vivienne Shui wears the 50's style FENDI sunglasses from the SS 2015 range.
The big hit for me on the day was the 50's retro feel FENDI range of which Vivalaviv's Vivienne Shui and I tried on more pairs of than any other. The Dior and Dior Homme were big in to de-constructed frames; kate spade did the best bling; wayfarer style is big; and BIG is HUGE! Gucci have decided to encase Gucci silk scarf's in the frames which makes every pair more-or-less a one off; I like that! And a pleasant surprise; Polaroid sunglasses are back; Real Polaroids. I swear by them; great for photographers. If you can't make it into your favourite sunglasses store you can try Get Glasses online here.
FENDI Range, Safilo SS 2015 Sunglasses & Eyewear Media Showcase
FENDI SS 2015 Eyewear.

Vivienne trying the large golden Kate Spade sunglasses.
Vivienne trying the large golden Kate Spade sunglasses.
kate spade - Safilo SS 2015 Sunglasses & Eyewear Media Showcase. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Spoilt with Veuve Clicquot at the Safilo SS 2015 Eywear showcase @ Ivy sun room. Wearing Fendi Sunglasses.
Vivienne of VivalaViv enjoys a glass of Veuve Clicquot and FENDI sunglasses.
Gucci - Safilo SS 2015 Sunglasses & Eyewear Media Showcase. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Gucci Sunglasses - SS 2015
Top Sunglasses Brands at GetGlasses.com.au
Oversized FENDI sunglasses; unisex???
Oversized FENDI sunglasses; unisex??? Maybe!
Carrera sunglasses and frames - Safilo SS 2015 Sunglasses & Eyewear Media Showcase
CARRER Eyewear
Top Sunglasses Brands at GetGlasses.com.au
Marc Jacobs range - Safilo SS 2015 Sunglasses & Eyewear Media Showcase
MARC JACOBS
VivalaViv and Street Fashion Sydney at Safilo SS 2015 Sunglasses & Eyewear Media Showcase
VivalaViv and Street Fashion Sydney at Safilo SS 2015 Sunglasses & Eyewear Media Showcase
http://safilo.com/en
http://vivalaviv.com/
 
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