Tuesday, December 3, 2019

SIGMA FP Launch & Blade Runner Style - OPT Circular Quay

On monday night I attended the Sigma FP camera launch at a beautiful-view-bar down at Circular Quay. From our third floor position, well it's a tough situation any time, will the view overpower your presentation? So hats off (well so windy earlier I didn't even wear one) to CR Kennedy and Digi Direct for a great Sigma event. Someone had been doing some thinking; we had a burlesque performer of great beauty and.. later in the evening she transformed into a snake charmer too. Or perhaps that's a charmer with a snake, too.. What with all the smoke from the bush fires and such a great city location, I felt transported to some sort of steam punk Blade Runner vision. Very enjoyable, I hope this picture translates the scene for you. And the very cinema oriented modular Sigma FP camera? Looks bloody marvelous. Head down to Digi Direct to check it out - there's a card and battery bonus on now.

A Burlesque performer and snake charmer, Sigma FP camera launch, photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney
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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Australian Maritime muSEAum 2020 Program Launch

A little over a week ago, Wednesday the 20th of November to be precise; I was a guest of the Australian Maritime Museum at the launch, the grand unveiling of their 2020 exhibition program - and it's a cracker! But first, on arrival guests joined small groups to take a short guided tour and learn a little of the history of the permanent collection -  like 'Krait, a former Japanese fishing boat, took three teams of Commandos and their folding canoes to Singapore Harbour..' to devastating effect.
Street Fashion Sydney - Vivienne nautically prepared for the launch of the 2020 program.
Vivienne nautically prepared for the launch of the 2020 program.
We were then treated to drinks and some very fresh seafood which I believe was from sponsors like the Sydney Fish Markets which included oysters and that fab retro classic the prawn cocktail and as a nod looking forward to the Venice show.. perfect risotto balls. All really lovely so I thought I would share a few shots.
Risotto balls at the 2020 program launch Maritime Museum Sydney

Seafood at the 2020 program launch Australian Maritime Museum Sydney

Prawn cocktails at the 2020 program launch Australian Maritime Museum Sydney

It was nice getting to talk with other guests, people from education, tourism, and even retail in the local darling harbour area. A pleasant group of people including museum staff who were more than happy to mingle too.
Guests mingle at the 2020 program launch Australian Maritime Museum Sydney
It was then of course time for the speeches, time to discover what the Australian Maritime muSEAum has in store for the coming year so we all headed inside; and there is quite a bit going on.
Speeches at the 2020 program launch Australian Maritime Museum Sydney
We learned that 2019 has been the best year for the museum on record with total visitation of 2.1 million across the museum and web platform. 32,007 students attended excursions on site, and the museum provided programs to 195,809 virtually.

But the museum does want you to visit in person and has already kicked off 'Sea Monsters, Prehistoric Ocean Predators'. From March to October the Museum will be hosting the very popular 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' upping the show with the inclusion of large backlit display panels as used in the London exhibition. There will be the The biennial Classic and Wooden Boat Festival  - and more for photography fans, 'Capturing the Home Front' featuring photographs by Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake and Australian wartime photographers.  There will also be activities such as the Murder Mysteries!!!  And a series of Ocean Talks.

After the speeches guests were invited to view the 'Sea Monsters' exhibition which is blue lit in an under the water manner - nice! Vivienne my plus one grabbed a shot of me passing through the rib cage of a giant sea creature and I managed a shot of her on a massive shell seat, or was it a giant squid like thing - in very blue light, so I made it into a black and white so Vivienne did not look too much like a monster from the deep!
Viv in the sea monsters gallery, Australian Maritime Museum 2020 launch.

At the end of a great night, Australian Maritime Museum 2020 launch. Photo by Vivienne Shui.
All of which reminds me that I wore my official Gondolier's jumper, the only nautical dress item I own; to help celebrate the final show of 2020; Venice, the 'summer blockbuster spectacular will see the majestic and romantic, yet incredibly vulnerable city of Venice come to life. Visitors will be invited to come explore the famous city’s inhabitants as they live, love, Carnevale, and deal with climate change – right on the edge of the Adriatic Sea.' I am really looking forward to that!

I do recommend having a look around the website and subscribing to the updates on shows as there is much more on than these key events I've briefly mentioned. And I will sign off with a last shot from the night and a shot of mine, a sailing boat on the Grand Canal of Venice. Thanks for dropping by, hope to see you all at the muSEAum in 2020.
A sailing boat and gondolas on the Grand Canal, Venice Italy - Photograph  by Kent Johnson.

Thank you to the Australian Maritime Museum for having me as a guest at the 2020 program launch  https://www.sea.museum/

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

Monday, July 1, 2019

Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige at 541 Art Space

The titles are as lyrical at the paintings and the opening as bold as the colours. He Zige and his undeniably beautiful exhibition of paintings curated by Vivien Jiang has landed and launched at 541 Art Space Sydney in a Gala style opening. One could see the paintings as abstract expressionist vision however it would seem they are an East-West expression of poetic form. If you love John Olsen or Luke Sciberras work you will probably enjoy this show of painterly cross currents. It's on right now at 541artspace until the 9th of July, so be quick

Vivien Jiang opens Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Opening speeches at Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Art lovers listening to the opening night speeches - Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Videoing the opening night - Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Art crowd - Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Artist He Zige and curator Vivien Jiang - Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Artist He Zige and curator Vivien Jiang
“What is light? When light shines into reality, there comes colour, when it shines into the heart, therecomes hope. Light is like a belief that can sanctify life. Beyond the Light refers to an existing supreme and abstract state that transcends sanctification and solemnisation” He Zige
Conversations - Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
VIPS at Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
A beautiful hat and a silver bag - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
A Chinese pattern jumpsuit - Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Discussing the art, Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Making a point, Chinese Artist He Zige discusses his work one on one - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Time for some group photos - Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Vivienne Shui and Dion Woo at Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
A brown Channel clutch bag, long black boots - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Black blouse and skirt, pink jacket -  Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Gallery friends - Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
VIP group photos at Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Dion enjoying a joke. Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
An impromptu speech - Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
A select group, Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Room view - Beyond the Light - Chinese Artist He Zige - Photos By Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

“I wish to travel through the painting with audience together” He Zige
https://www.541artspace.com.au/

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

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Winter Styling - East Sydney Night

Loved this look I spotted last night going from one photography show at Disorder Gallery, on my way to ACP in Foley street. The three of us were caught at the lights which gave me the opportunity to make this shot - unfortunately I had the 'bright' gallery settings still set so this shot was a bit under and umm a longish 1/30th exposure so its a bit soft but we can all see whats going on here. Some creative old school sports wear with sheer top and leather jacket fusion!
Creative old school sports wear with sheer top and leather jacket fusion! Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
I styled something equally Street Style myself once, can you spot the theme here?

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Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Saturday, June 1, 2019

TISSOT Exclusive LIVE-NBA Finals Party - Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal

With a select group of local sports and fashion identities and the events own HUGE satellite dish parked out back - TISSOT hosted an exclusive LIVE-NBA Finals Party at the Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal Cargo Hall, on a perfect sunny autumn day. NBA and Australian Boomers stars Isaac Humphries and Sterling Brown did a pre-game warm up interview; shot goals in a mid game free throw comp as entertainment against Josh Dugan of the Cronulla Sharks and Lachie Whitfield of the GWS GIANTS. There was American themed food; Burgers, Tacos, Caesar salad, Nachos, all of which was rather good; washed down with beer, water or wine.. Or a coffee; which was how I started out the day.. (Click images to view large) Mouse over for details..
Kent Johnon at the TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photo by Vivienne Shui.
White Caviar Life's Vivienne Shui at the TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
NBA Series watch in display case - TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
NBA Series watches in a row of display cases - TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Guests at the Airstream caravan bar - TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Beautiful Buffalo wings being served at the TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Amy Pejkovic 'shooting' courtside at the TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Free throw half time comp  with Isaac Humphries and Sterling Brown. TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
The BIG Satellite dish for live streaming the game - TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Humphries enjoying the game with guests - TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Guests watching the Final  Raptors VS Warriors at the TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Guests watching the big screen for the Raptors VS Warriors game at the TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Double beef cheese burgers - TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Vintage Airstream caravan as bar at the TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Serving drinks from the Vintage Airstream bar at the TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Picking the ticket to win a Tissot watch - TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
TACOS at half time - TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
The 3 point comp Isaac Humphries and Sterling Brown, Josh Dugan, Lachie Whitfield of the GWS GIANTS. TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
TAMMY @wbywhitewolfe & @helenchikx Helen Chik at TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Lauren Hannaford and Jana Hocking getting some selfie time at the TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
 Sterling Brown, Vivienne Shui and Isaac Humphries at TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Sterling Brown signing basket balls at the TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
The Sydney Opera House reflected in the Airstream van - TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Guests with gifts of basketballs and caps - TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Guests trying the free Spalding basket balls - TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Shaun Birley and Vivienne Shui at the TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Portrait of three young men trying out the hosts chairs at the end of the event - TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Basketball and the Sydney Opera House in silhouette. TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
White Caviar Life's Vivienne Shui modelling for an impromptu street-basketball fashion shoot after the TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
White Caviar Life's Vivienne Shui modelling in late afternoon light, sandstone and shadows -  for an impromptu street-basketball fashion shoot after the TISSOT NBA Finals Party Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
And of course, I couldn't resist a little impromptu street-basketball fashion shoot with http://whitecaviarlife.com/ in the glorious late afternoon light - Thanks Tissot, Spalding and the Raptors who took out Game 1 of the NBA Finals Series over the Warriors - what a day! All pictures shot #Fujifilmx_au #X100F #FujifilmXT1

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