Thursday, July 13, 2017

A walk through Paris for Bastille Day

OK these 25 pictures were actually made during the first leg of our month in France, or late spring; but after a month of shooting every day all I can say is I have a virtual mountain of images.. so here's a collection taken from several walks, trips on one Sunday in Paris (which is what this post would have been called had I completed it last week). From the backstreets of Dupleix when I head out for croissants to a location scout at Champ de Mars - for that 'perfect' Tour Eiffel shot.. and meet a green grocer with the best looking punnets of wild berries I have ever seen. Later Viv and I headed over to Invalides then Musée Rodin and back to the hotel via Pont Alexandre III - where we did a fashion shoot; it was the most crowded Vivienne had ever seen it. Of course if you are anywhere actually near that big iron tower you will see a lot of souvenir sellers and I have kept it down to just two pictures at Bir-Hakeim metro, for now. Regardless of a day of exertion we headed out again; down Boulevard de Grenelle to La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix for a fantastic diner. So stay tuned for that, it's coming as a separate post soon. So happy Bastille Day to one and all, I hope you enjoy my pictures from one day in Paris!
Tour Eiffel; Paris; France from Rue de Buenos Ayres. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Fruit seller with punnet of wild berries on Rue Desaix, Paris. Photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Paroisse Saint Léon, Dupleix, Paris. Photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Window and iron work details on Avenue Charles Floquet, Paris, France. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Female cyclist in yellow and white polka  dot summer dress. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Apartment blocks and street in light and shadow, Dupleix, Paris. Photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Apartment block in reflected light, Dupleix, Paris. Photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Bakery Poilâne, 49 Boulevard de Grenelle. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Apartment block in light and shadow, Dupleix, Paris. Photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
A souvenir seller with his collection of Eiffel Tour and selfie sticks, metro Bir-Hakeim. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
View of the elevated metro line at Bir-Hakeim. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
A souvenir seller setting up his display metro Bir-Hakeim. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
A pedal car restaurant on the streets near Rue de l'Université. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
A gateway festooned with French flags on Rue de l'Université. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Youths walking near Invalides. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Musée Rodin, Paris and dome of Tombeau de Napoléon. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Sculptures, Musée Rodin, Paris. Photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Sculpture detail, Musée Rodin, Paris. Photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Inside Musée Rodin, Paris. Photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Garden and sculpture Musée Rodin Paris, Eiffel tour in background. Photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Anselm Kiefer, KIEFER RODIN; 14 March - 22 Octobre 2017 at the Musée Rodin, Paris, France. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
A golden winged stallion seen from behind, Pont Alexandre III. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Cherub sculpture, selfies and wedding photography taking place on Pont Alexandre III. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Sculpture with four horses and the glass and iron roof of the Grand Palais with the French flag waving in the breeze. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

If You're Going to the Cité - Try Free Association..

A collection of shots from Paris taken on June 26 2017, assembled as they were taken, by free association. Beginning with two young women sitting on a ledge overlooking that long queue to see Notre-Dame. The photo essay ending with two young women straddling the railing of Pont Alexandre III. (I photographed a similar setting in Lyon). Seems to be a bit of a theme. And plenty of street style along the way, maybe a couple of Aussies, can you spot the RM Williams boots!  Enjoy; more Paris and France yet to come. You can also view the pictures much larger on our Facebook page here.
Two women talking at, Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II. If you're going to the Cité.. Shots from Paris on June 26 2017 for Street Fashion Sydney.
The queue for Notre-Dame, the Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul III. f you're going to the Cité.. Shots from Paris on June 26 2017 for Street Fashion Sydney.
Man in cafe L'annexe. If you're going to the Cité.. Shots from Paris on June 26 2017 for Street Fashion Sydney. Photo by Chien-WenMan on bike with dog in a handlebar basket. If you're going to the Cité.. Shots from Paris on June 26 2017 for Street Fashion Sydney.X marks the spot. If you're going to the Cité.. Shots from Paris on June 26 2017 for Street Fashion Sydney.
Lady bike commuter in helmet. Nobody wears a helmet in Paris, and not one like this! If you're going to the Cité.. Shots from Paris on June 26 2017 for Street Fashion Sydney.
Her - RM Williams boots on the streets of Paris.. Maybe Aussies? If you're going to the Cité.. Shots from Paris on June 26 2017 for Street Fashion Sydney.
Jeff Koons art collab with LV photographed in the Saint Germain des Prés LV store window. If you're going to the Cité.. Shots from Paris on June 26 2017 for Street Fashion Sydney.
Reading the paper at the Les Deux Magots; as you do. If you're going to the Cité.. Shots from Paris on June 26 2017 for Street Fashion Sydney.
Hemmingway outside Les Deux Magots.. If you're going to the Cité.. Shots from Paris on June 26 2017 for Street Fashion Sydney.
Metro station under renovation. If you're going to the Cité.. Shots from Paris on June 26 2017 for Street Fashion Sydney.
Wedding photography taking place on Pont Alexandre III. If you're going to the Cité.. Shots from Paris on June 26 2017 for Street Fashion Sydney.
Paris scene; People and flowers, Avenue du Maréchal Gallieni. If you're going to the Cité.. Shots from Paris on June 26 2017 for Street Fashion Sydney.
Two women talking while straddling the rail of Pont Alexandre III. If you're going to the Cité.. Shots from Paris on June 26 2017 for Street Fashion Sydney.

 
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Jeans and Stripes - Le Marais, Rue Saint-Antoine, Paris

It really does seem can never be too slim in Paris and I am not just talking about models. Well certainly is looks to be true in the central arrondissements where I have been seeing very slim women of all ages all the time. I spotted this young woman showing her Parisian summer style in  Le Marais on Rue Saint-Antoine and she was very happy to let me take her photo; and a little surprised too. Love the look, what could be more French? Lots more stories from France coming over the next two to three weeks including FOOD! Yes breaking the SFS mould and diversifying for my coverage of one moth in France. Stay tuned and don't forget follow SFS on Facebook!
Young woman wearing a striped tee shirt and tight black jeans and ankle boots, Le Marais, Rue Saint-Antoine, Paris. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Mens Style Rocking Hard at Paris-Vendôme

Well I know I said no Paris fashion week, and considering 5 minuets after taking this shot I walked past the queue for the Dior Homme show at the Palais de la Découverte.. Is this a fashion insider? Love the layering, the hat the jacket, biker boots, belt and bag; all perfectly put together. Looks kind of familiar too, who is it under that hat? Thanks for the shot! Follow SFS on Facebook
Men's style on the streets of Paris - Rock and Roll look - Boots jeans, leather bags, Asian motif blouson, beads, earing, felt hat. Photographed at Paris-Vendôme by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

Back view - Men's style on the streets of Paris - Rock and Roll look - Boots jeans, leather bags, Asian motif blouson, beads, earing, felt hat. Photographed at Paris-Vendôme by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

SFS Summer Fashion Style at Musee Rodin

What a day; Street Fashion Sydney (SFS) had already taken a walk near the Tour Eiffel and met a local green grocer with amazing produce, as you do in Paris. Then Vivienne and I headed over to the Rodin Museum to check out the work of that great French master, and also the 20C German master Anselm Kiefer in a special celebratory 100th anniversary show. And since I am posting this a week late I can tell you there was more classic Parisian joy on this day yet to come! So stay tuned; follow SFS on Facebook and click that link to see 30 shots of the artworks from Anselm Kiefer, the KIEFER RODIN show. Currently in the vineyards of Beaujolais with shocking internet but much more to come so please stay tuned!
Paris Street Fashion, woman photographed at the Rodin museum wearing a wistful green silk skirt with a white tee shirt, white jean jacket and sneakers. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney - Paris Edition.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Summer in Paris with Street Fashion Sydney

Have you ever wondered what real people wear in the French Fashion Capitol of the world? Yes, me too. Fingers crossed that a simple bonjoure & a merci will be enough to bring you the real style shots from the streets of Paris to let us know. So hold on, here we go; shot one from the first day of a Parisienne Summer.
Street style. A couple at the Place du Trocadéro with Tour Eiffel in background. He wears a pink button down shirt with navy shorts, pink runners and round sunglasses, she wears blue jeans and a floral roses singlet top, denim jacket held, sunglasses on the top of her head. Street Fashion photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Thank you Prague for the Charles Bridge & Hello Sydney + Art.

A few days before we were due to leave Prague one of my art school buddies whom I used to spend a lot of time doing night shots with (on film..) suggested via Facebook that I do some night shots of Prague. Of course, what a beautiful classic and romantic idea! Why didn't I think of that? So the very next morning before the crack of dawn. I was out the door, onto the lamp post lit cobbled streets of Prague heading for the Charles Bridge. And the the lights went out - remember that night in Brisbane, Allan, Megan... Well at least I knew it was lights off at 5.38AM. I still had two chances to make my morning/night bridge shot happen. Next day - oops slept in - or no alarm.. leaving me with just ONE FINAL CHANCE! Can he do it? Well yes and well no; but at least I made it onto the bridge with the lights still on, shooting-pictures all the way. And the minute I put the camera on the tripod and readied for the BIG SHOT! Megan, Allan, do you remember that night in Brisbane.. just as I squeezed the cable release on the camera and the lights went out. Déjà vu!!! Well I certainly wasn't happy. So I grabbed some time exposure shots (no street lights) and felt I needed something more. With much better timing than myself, along walks a lovely young woman whom I just know is Street Fashion Sydney Prague. So here it is, my last street fashion portrait from Prague taken at 5:51 AM on my last morning there. Thank you everyone who stood for my camera, I appreciate your kindness more than you will ever know.
A young red haired woman on the Charles Bridge, Prague at 5:51AM wearing black suede ankle boots and jacket with blue jeans and apricot floral scarf. Street Fashion Sydney - Prague, photographed by Kent Johnson.
And yes I did get some night shots - most of my pictures will be going up (much larger than here) on my Flickr here https://www.flickr.com/photos/kentjohnson/ or follow on Facebook for updates including those night shots!

Meanwhile back in Sydney..
Some great painting and a fabulous last Hurrah from the legendary Stills photography gallery which after 25 years is closing - still at the top of their game - at the end of June. Read On for more.
Curator and former Co-Director Sandy Edwards - Final show at Stills Gallery. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Curator and former Co-Director Sandy Edwards - Final show at Stills Gallery. 

Exhibition panorama and art crowd - Final show at Stills Gallery. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Art patrons - Final show at Stills Gallery. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Jon Lewis, exhibititor - Final show at Stills Gallery. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Jon Lewis  - Final show at Stills Gallery

Melita Dahl exhibitor - Final show at Stills Gallery. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Melita Dahl - Final show at Stills Gallery
I know I tend to free associate a lot but how strange was it to see an artist for the first time at Watters Gallery just last week who; just so happened to be a huge inspiration for a friend of mine; you guessed it, from art school (which was some time ago I might add). My friend would say to me "Oi kento, you have got to look at this woman's work, Vicki Varvaressos, it's brilliant! Vicki Varvaressos, Vicki Varvaressos, Vicki Varvaressos" Just like that. I think he loved her name as much as her work which is just as brilliant now as it was back then. Go see it for yourself!
Vicki Varvaressos at Watters Gallery, Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Jim Anderson with Vicki Varvaressos at Watters Gallery, Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Jim Anderson with Vicki Varvaressos at Watters Gallery.
Finally, though it didn't really happen in this order, the lovely show by Lucy Culliton at King Street Gallery on William. I know Lucy's work is very popular and it is easy to see why, at least for me. I did overhear someone saying "who would put a picture of a farm animal on their wall". Well let me tell you. Lots of people. And go learn some art history while you are at it! Anyway, clearly they are all portraits and as a city fella it's nice to learn that those animals are all different and have their own personality, great work, head on down and make some new friends. On Now!

Australian parrots painted by Lucy Culliton. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
The Residents of Bibbenluke Lodge.
Lucy Culliton and friends at The Residents of Bibbenluke Lodge exhibition launch.  Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Jeans and tote bags, Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Large heart shape hoop earrings. Grey cable knit and blue jeans. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
The Residents of Bibbenluke Lodge, cattle and sheep. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Detail - The Residents of Bibbenluke Lodge, a small flock of sheep. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.


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