Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sometimes Big is Better - MBFWA Raffles 2016

Sometimes bigger is better. So I have decided to post my 'Making The Turn' story of the Raffles International Showcase over on Unique Event Photography where you can see 35 colour shots 1000 pixels wide (these are just 600px) from seven graduate Raffles fashion designers; with the size and detail the fashion, the models; that the shots deserve. This is just a little black and white primer to coax you into clicking the link, taking the front row fashion trip, go on, it's worth it I promise!
http://www.uniqueeventphotography.com.au/making-the-turn.html

Iva Pfeiffer- Raffles International Showcase
DE LA MOTTE - Raffles International Showcase
Leah Williams - Raffles International Showcase
CHADDI by Chad Nguyen at Raffles International Showcase - Resort 2016/2017 MBFWA
Leah Williams; Raffles International Showcase; MBFWA
Leah Williams; Raffles International Showcase; MBFWA

http://www.uniqueeventphotography.com.au/2016/05/making-turn-on-runway-of-fashion.html
Designers from Raffles International Showcase 2016 - #MBFWA  #RafflesMBFWA

JRAA CODE by Jennyfer Alonzo
Iva Pfeiffer - Iva Pfeiffer
Leah Williams - Leah Williams
Queency Yustiawan - Queency Yustiawan
CHADDI by Chad Nguyen
Gemma Saccasan - Gemma Saccasan
DE LA MOTTE by Anne De La Motte

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Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Artists Portraits and Street Fashion Too!

Is it fashion week still? I do believe so and it is also still Head On Photo Festival time as well; busy busy or what! Anyway here is a super quick blog post literally bristling with Artist at their Art Opening portraits along with some pretty sweet Street Fashion styling to compliment the flow. And a sunset shot of Sydney Tower the tall needle formerly know as Centrepoint. Because I can.. Then over to Stills Gallery for more photography fun! Now both these shows are ON NOW but the Depot Gallery show Coterie closes this weekend, so you better be quick!
Mens style, a Frenchman in Sydney - Black hat, very open neck shirt, rope chain necklace. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Women's denim overalls, bonds crop to, work boots, bike helmet and reflective trouser clips.  Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Meg Hewitt at Coterie Exhibition, Depot Gallery photographed by Kent Johnson.
Meg Hewitt at Coterie. 
Frankie Tsang at with his photograph Kristian, bo'ox and Diego. Coterie Exhibition, Depot Gallery I & II Danks Street. Curated by Sandy Edwards, Lyndal Irons and Paul McDonald. photographed by Kent Johnson.
Frankie Tsang.
 Lynn Smith at Coterie Exhibition, Depot Gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Lynn Smith.
Suellen Symons (on right) and friend at Coterie Exhibition.  Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Suellen Symons (on right) and friend at Coterie Exhibition.
Mens style, a Frenchman in Sydney - Black hat, very open neck shirt, rope chain necklace, check pants and slip on loafers. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Photographers style, jacket with pockets. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Coterie Exhibition, Depot Gallery I & II Danks Street. Curated by Sandy Edwards, Lyndal Irons and Paul McDonald.
Coterie group portrait organised & photographed by by William Yang (left).
Sydney Tower the tall needle formerly know as Centrepoint at Sunset. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Loose bob cut, Black and silver lurex skivvy with baggy black pants, oversize glasses - Stills Gallery. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Patrick Pound Photography and air 2016 (a collection of found photos) at Stills Gallery, Paddington Sydney.
Portrait of Patrick Pound at Stills Gallery.
Pat Brassington installation view at Stills Gallery.
Retro floral print dresss in purple and pink, photographed at the Pat Brassington show at Stills Gallery.
http://www.stillsgallery.com.au/
Cotterie Depot I & II at Danks

Experimenting this week with the old Canon G10..

Telling Stories in Pictures all over Sydney..
Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Over the Weekend - Pinky Blue Fashion & Portraits Too!

What a weekend, I had the pleasure of documenting the launch of Linda Warlond's 'Love is the Colour' exhibition; Portraits of Pets and their owners with a significant twist, the owners are people who have had significant set-backs in their life, Linda is part of a group called Pets in the Park; that delivers veterinary assistance to the pets of the homeless! A beautiful exhibition and while there, I also managed to grab a couple of shots of a couple of Linda's friends at her show not homeless for Street Fashion Sydney Pink Flamingo & a rescue chihuahua (art direction by Linda), and a great upcycled blue denim tote with SKULLS, as well as some more Pinky Blue fashion pictures on the way home. Pandanus Palms against a Pink sunset shirt on Oxford Street, how could I resist; and some reading on the street corner, what a great weekend. Congratulation Linda on your fabulous show.
Pink Flamingo dress against Pink Flamingo wall paper & a rescue chihuahua dog at Danks Street, Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Home made, Upcycled  denim tote bag with hand stitching and funky skulls, worn jeans, Blundstone  boots and white shirt. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Detail - Home made, Upcycled  denim tote bag with hand stitching and funky skulls, worn jeans, Blundstone  boots and white shirt. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Portrait of Linda Warlond at her 'Love is the Colour' exhibition, her pictures in background , at The Depot, Danks Street Sydney.


PS, Hello to everyone at MBFWA, have a fabulous fun fashion time :-)

Telling Stories in Pictures all over Sydney..
Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Neuw FORM Designer's Denim & Raffles Showcase 2016.

I'm not sure if NEUW Denim were setting out to shock with a life model on a pedestal who could be seen the moment you entered the warehouse - a bit like when you landed on this page just now - or if they are simply making a statement about their new FORM Body-Con (body couture) denim. I hope it's the later as last event I attended with nudity was that Storm in Le Déjeuner en fourrure episode down at Cruise Bar.. Anyway as this was a range preview not exactly a party (that was the night before) we just got on with the job of checking out the new NEUW range and I can tell you right now, it's stretchy and it's tight tight tight, at least that is the impression I had on the night. And there is a very nice leather jacket in the range, similar to the one in the second shot down. So here we are, our beautiful artists model who is a real model -  and some of the drawings people did of her, the  jeans; and FORM capsule designer,  Ana Vemic, who I put on the modelling plinth to photograph and asked a quick Q&A about the range - stretchy body hugging and built to last - All GOOD!  Continues with RAFFLES below.

 Photography by Kent Johnson.
NUEW Style! Neuw Denim Marketing Manager Jacqui Alexander McKay at the preview.  Photography by Kent Johnson.
In conversation, portrait of Ana Vemic, designer of the NUEW FORM capsule range.  Photography by Kent Johnson.
 Trying on the NUEW FORM jeans. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Bloggers mingling at the Neuw FORM Designer's Denim launch. Photography by Kent Johnson.
 Drawings of the NUEW Model! Photography by Kent Johnson.
Checking out the shots, of the NUEW Model! Photography by Kent Johnson.
Jacqui Alexander McKay & Alex Hutchins, Marketing & Sales, with FORM Designer Ana Vemic. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Life model on the move at the NUEW FORM launch. Photography by Kent Johnson.

Raffles Fashion Designers at The Design Residency.

So Wednesday evening Vivienne and I hit The Design Residency Oxford Street to check out this years 'Showcase Designers' fashion which will be hitting the runway in the penultimate show at MBFWA at Carriageworks. So this was a little preview and some drinks and nibbles and an opening launch speech by the Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore and Principal of Raffles, Steve Rawlinson. We mingled with everyone and learn't a little of the direction the different designers were taking and so on. I won't go into grand details! There will be another blog and pictures AFTER the SHOW! Keep scrolling down, there's bloggers and party peeps and then my series of portraits of the designers, sorry if I missed you; at least everyone is in the group shot with Clover. If you cant wait to learn more, you can check out the designers at The Design Residency from the 12th til the 29th of May.
Fashion lovers and bloggers at, Raffles Fashion Designers at The Design Residency.  Photography by Kent Johnson.
Bloggers Dusk Devi with Vivienne Shui and designer Anne de la Motte, Raffles Fashion Designers at The Design Residency
Fashion designers Gemma Saccasan and Iva Pfeiffer, Raffles Fashion Designers at The Design Residency.  Photography by Kent Johnson.
Portrait of Chad Nguyen 'C H A D D I E', Raffles Fashion Designers at The Design Residency.  Photography by Kent Johnson.
Designer Queency Yustiawan, Raffles Fashion Designers at The Design Residency.  Photography by Kent Johnson.
Designer eah Williams, Raffles Fashion Designers at The Design Residency.  Photography by Kent Johnson.
Iva Pfeiffer, Anne de la Motte, Leah Williams, Jennyfer Raquel Alonzo,  Chad Nguyen, Queency Yustiawan, Clover Moore, Unknown, Gemma Saccasan; Raffles Fashion Designers at The Design Residency.  Photography by Kent Johnson.


http://neuwdenim.com/ #neuwform #neuwdenim
http://www.thedesignresidency.com.au/#!blank/m8ioj

Telling Stories in Pictures all over Sydney..
Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Head(ing) On into Art & Photography April/May 2016

OK I did ask the dumbest question of Jerrard Seng about his work, Me: "did you Photoshop yourself into all these landscapes" Jerrard: "No I took them all with a remote". Believe that or not; his show 'The Space Between' at m2 Gallery of selfies in incredible Icelandic landscapes seems a very NOW approach to art photography; a bit like Instagram on Steroids on the wall - and bigger! There was a bit of a crush by the time I arrived but I heard it was even more packed earlier, no wonder it was a bit quiet (comparatively speaking) at China Heights, where KNIGHTMARE by French was taking place fusing a gothicy art with the latest trend in street fashion, embroidered patches (and buttons-we already knew), or so Bloglovin had informed me only that very morning! continues below..
Opening night portrait of Jarrad Seng THE SPACE BETWEEN at M2 Gallery, photo by Kent Johnson.
Jarrad Seng THE SPACE BETWEEN at M2 Gallery
Street Fashion Sydney, woman with fuji instant camera, black singlet, denim jacket on waist. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney,  Young woman wears Black Harley Davidson tee, ripped jeans and fringed leather bag. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney,  Pink hair and a blue blouse with pink roses print. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney, opening night art crowd at m2 gallery Surry Hills. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney,  Off duty models, boots and leather skirt, black tee and jeans. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney, Long sleeve grey marl crop top, crystal on leather neck cord, blue jeans, woven sandals and shoulder bag/hippie tote with shawl.  Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney,  white blouse under grey jumper, black satchel, leggings and boots.Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney,  Little tight black dress. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney, Friends with 'travellers', Balck ripped jeans Harley tee shirt, him, denim jacket unlaced skate shoes, tee shirt.  Photographed by Kent Johnson.
There was certainly no shortage of funky styling at any of the shows and the still-warm weather seems to be making things more like a spring night out not at all winter approaching.
Woven patches at KNIGHTMARE by French at China Heights Gallery
Richard ‘FRENCH’ Sayer, KNIGHTMARE by French at China Heights Gallery
Richard ‘FRENCH’ Sayer, KNIGHTMARE by French at China Heights Gallery
The Castle shop at NIGHTMARE by French at China Heights Gallery.
Face-time at  KNIGHTMARE by French at China Heights Gallery.
Face-time at  KNIGHTMARE by French at China Heights Gallery.
Portrait of Roberto Fernández-Ibáñez  'Mountains of Uncertainty' at Stanley Street Gallery, Headon Photo Festival, April 28, 2016  Montevideo, Uruguay
Roberto Fernández-Ibáñez 'Mountains of Uncertainty' at Stanley Street Gallery.
I'm just going to put it right out there. This is the most original art photography show I have seen in quite a while; I don't know how he make the images (it's a silver halide based traditional process) and I don't really care; what's interesting is the fusing of the political economy as a subject and the graph as a photographic object, or you can just enjoy them as photo based abstractions. I thought they were brilliant!
Moshe Rosenzveig  photographes Roberto Fernández-Ibáñez 'Mountains of Uncertainty' at Stanley Street Gallery as part of the Headon Photo Festival, William Yang is looking on.
Chris Ross, THE ANTICIPATED IMAGE at KUDOS Gallery
Chris Ross, THE ANTICIPATED IMAGE at KUDOS Gallery 
Opening night portrait of Marley Marco Pasinetti, 'The "8" Second Ride' at ArtSHINE Gallery
Marley Marco Pasinetti, 'The "8" Second Ride' at ArtSHINE Gallery
Street Fashion Sydney, black of shoulder top lace skirt and RM Williams boots at 'The "8" Second Ride' at ArtSHINE Gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney, a beautiful young woman wearing a floral boob-tube top with black dress pants, wide black stripe, shoulder bag and warm coat.  Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney. Detail of His and Her's RM Williams boots, at the "8" seconds exhibition. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Friends of the artist at the "8" seconds exhibition. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney, Black straps and fishnet top, round backpack bag and tucked in flannelet shirt. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Well there's at least two cowboy shows at Head On this year;  Claire Letitia Reynolds's 'Lonely Cowboys' at Central Park which I am yet to see and Marley Marco Pasinetti, 'The "8" Second Ride' at ArtSHINE Gallery. Just around the corner in Chippendale and well supported by his friends on opening night. I popped my head into the big do Saturday night at aMBUSH Central Park, but I must say I find art exhibited on that scale somewhat daunting. So it was nice to then find myself for the first time in the more intimate ArtSHINE space for Marley's first solo show. Great eye, lovely compositions, check it out before or after visiting the big festival splash up at aMBUSH.

http://m2gallery.com.au/
http://www.chinaheights.com/
http://stanleystreetgallery.com.au/
http://www.artshinegallery.com/

Telling Stories in Pictures all over Sydney..
Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863