Wednesday, 9 December 2015

My Equipment and a Photography Portfolio for Shotkit!

A few week back, no a few months back.. Mark from Shotkit approached me to see if I would like to be part of his website that highlights photographers work; and the photography equipment, the 'shotkit' they use to produce their photographs. Now while I have largely shied away from all sorts of gear-porn, I do love the shotkit website and what Mark has done with it. And having subscribed I was enjoying seeing the photography and the kits of photographers from all around the world. So in a nutshell I said yes to the request to take part, did the kit shots; AND a pretty fabulous story about the kit(s) I use; my writing really is improving all the time, even if I do say so myself! I also put to together a  much larger selection of pictures for Shotkit than they were ever going to be able to run, but hey you gotta give it a go.. The post went live a few weeks back; so now I can reveal the complete series of shots I put together for the first time. SO if you want to READ all about it; you need to click this link to check out the story of my equipment too. Go on, I know you want to; and it's well worth subscribing while you are there.
Flatlay photo of my Nikon kit for commercial/fashion/portrait - ShotKit
So here's the selection which includes my Street Fashion Sydney -personal work - photo kit and shots as well. It was a great exersize putting the shots together and the story behind the equipment, I highly recommend it; and as an added bonus I have a succinct portfolio of my work for showing on my tablet at last! Thanks Mark, thanks Shotkit, it's been a lot of fun. http://shotkit.com/kent-johnson/
 Flatlay shot - Street Fashion Sydney - Fujifilm X-Pro1 photography kit.
 Street Fashion Sydney - Fujifilm X-Pro1 photography kit.

http://shotkit.com/kent-johnson/

Book you photoshoot DIRECT today.
Kent Johnson,
Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Monday, 5 October 2015

Beautiful as Neon, Fashion Handbags in a Classic Car Garage.

And the real star of the pictures, model and former Miss Universe Australia Renae Ayris (and those vintage 1959 Cadillacs). Renae goes from a glamorous biker chic look through to evening charm and something a little more casual. A fabulous fashion campaign photoshoot for marketing fashion accessories for the overseas market.
Renae Ayris, biker chic, fashion handbag accessories Sydney photoshoot with vintage Cadillacs, photographed by Kent Johnson.
Renae Ayris behind the wheel, biker chic, Sydney fashion photoshoot with vintage Cadillacs, photographed by Kent Johnson.
Renae Ayris, evening wear and fashion handbag accessories in a Sydney photoshoot with vintage Cadillacs, photographed by Kent Johnson.
Renae Ayris, Black leather jacket and bag, fashion photoshoot with vintage Cadillacs, photographed by Kent Johnson.
Renae Ayris, casual style behind the wheel, fashion story photoshoot with vintage Cadillacs, photographed by Kent Johnson.
Photography, Art Direction, Post-Production by Kent Johnson.
Book you photoshoot DIRECT with Kent today.
Kent Johnson,
Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

School Holidays - The Perfect Modelling Portfolio Time!

It's spring in Sydney, school holidays are about to be on us again and it's the perfect time for your young lady or young man to come into the studio and produce their first modelling portfolio. Even if you are not sure you want to become a model but love how models look in magazines or on websites, this is a great way for you to get your own look on camera with the model/magazine feel. I have three modelling portfolio packages here, all produced in a great studio with fabulous hair and make-up and styling and posing assistance. All you need is you! These shots are from a recent 'Lets Get Started' portfolio photo-shoot. What will your pictures look like. Call or email Kent today to book your modelling portfolio - holiday spaces are strictly limited. Kent kent@artcommunication.com.au 0433 796 863. Book Now for Bonus Agency style 'Digital/Polaroids with each package.

Headshot from 'Lets Get Started' modelling portfolio package by Kent Johnson.

Teenage modelling portfolio B&W headshot from, 'Lets Get Started' modelling portfolio package by Kent Johnson.

Sport and fitness look, Teenage modelling portfolio package by Kent Johnson.

Bonus digital polaroid, Teenage modelling portfolio package by Kent Johnson.
Bonus - Agency style Digital/Polaroids.

Teenage modelling portfolio full length shot by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.

Teenage modelling portfolio, smiling, black and white mid shot shot by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.

Teenage modelling portfolio, black and white evening dress, three quarter length. By Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.

Teenage modelling portfolio, colour version, evening dress, three quarter length. By Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.

Teenage modelling portfolio, black and white full length shot by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.


Book NOW for School Holidays.

Kent Johnson,
Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863



Creative Photographer for the City of Sydney..

You know this just might have been my dream job for the next year or two. Regular income, regular shoots for clients(??) A 40 hour week (well so they said). All you had to do was apply. Well no actually you had to tender for the role - but don't worry you won't need to work out how much to charge us, we have 80K for the role and its all yours. You just have to do your own Super, pay your insurances, indemnify the City against anything that might go wrong along the way, waiver all rights to the images, may be used for international marketing purposes, you may have to meet short deadlines, the hours may be outside office ours, etc etc. OK maybe not the dream job I had been dreaming of; not for that sort of money and I have serious doubts the job can be done in 40 hours a week; well maybe occasionally, and that's without any solid briefs to go by. Good point; how to decide if it's a year of grip-and-grin event work (which would be about about triple the 80K at least in the commercial market if you had the hours) or some sort of even more profitable commercial work. 80K, you aren't looking so good; and its not really a job; you get "embedded" with the council. At least it's Sydney not Iraq!!!

So I decided not to apply for my dream job, but I did think it would be a good exercise to put together a presentation of Love You Sydney photographic work. After all I have been shooting my personal project Street Fashion Sydney since 2008 and have been invited to lots of great fashion & marketing events, and like everyone else I have done my of share grip and grin shoots too over the years. But what would the panel be looking for? Apparently "MORE than just documentation" "creative" "photography". Hell I reckon that's my main problem, I have been a little too creative for way too long; and I feel like I haven't even gotten started! So from over 300 Street Fashion Sydney blog posts, and a few shots that have never been seen before here's the portfolio that might have, or might not have put me on the short list. BUT If YOU like what you SEE - I'm here in Sydney, I am still freelancing, and I am taking bookings direct right now.
Better call Saul? Hell No, call me! kent@artcommuniation.com.au 0433 796 863

Gaffa day yacht race on Sydney harbour. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Hot dogs at a book launch in Paddington Sydney - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Man with native flowers at Newtown festival. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Miss Earth Australia contestants. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Fashion designer at installation of her work at SCAF. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Mohawk hair at Newtown festival. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Art party crown, art month Sydney at laneway bar after-party Darlinghurst. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Poster for Marrickville Sydney Urban Photography exhibition. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Crowd waiting to see Miranda Kerr in Martin Place during VFNO. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Andreas Ottensamer 'Yellow Lounge' Sydney with 'The Faders' & Alex Raineri. Photography by Kent Johnson.
CROMA the Australian Ballet at Sydney Opera House. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Miranda Kerr VFNO Martin Place with a crowd of fans. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Actors at the Sydney Film festival. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Actor at the Sydney Film festival. Photography by Kent Johnson.
International Fleet day on Sydney Harbour. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Blue room with Sydney Harbour Bridge behind at Vivid Sydney. Photography by Kent Johnson.
The famous Coke sign in Kings Cross and a strangly fitting person standing in front of it in matching red items. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Selfie time at a fashion party. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Crowning Miss Earth Australia. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Watson & Watson with bloggers after MBFWA. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Front row at a fashion show MBFWA. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Happy fashion designers at a successful launch party. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Exclusive STOLI Vodka launch party. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Models backstage at MBFWA. Photography by Kent Johnson.
D├ębutante Ball at the Four season Sydney, families dancing together. Photography by Kent Johnson.

Kent Johnson,
Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Selected from the 300+ Street Fashion Sydney blog posts in no particular order of importance!
http://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/wolftress-we-are-warriors-vip-launch.html
http://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/andreas-ottensamer-yellow-lounge-sydney.html
http://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com.au/i-saw-jimmy-barnes-at-china-heights.html
http://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/matiny-ng-new-schiaparelli-of-geometric.html
http://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/and-winner-is-ganton-man-at-shirt-bar.html
http://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/art-sniffers-new-trend.html
http://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/the-social-party-at-pelicano-david.html
http://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/andreas-ottensamer-yellow-lounge-sydney.html
http://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/street-style-photographing-newtown.html
http://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/ben-quilty-after-afghanistan-art.html
And the First but not of course anywhere near the best!