Monday, 16 October 2017

Under Mercury Vapours - A Fashion Photoshoot by Night

Under Mercury Vapours, Title Shot. Vishmi wears ROLLA'S Camille Wrap Dress in Floral print, Old School Vans skate shoes. photographed for Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.Still life, old church at night, grand columns.. Photo by Kent Johnson.Traveller Palm, still life composition and photograph by Kent Johnson.With movement. Vishmi wears photographed for Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.Born from the shadow, Vishmi wears ROLLA'S Eastcoast Flare Overall; photographed for Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.Casual stance, Vishmi wears ROLLA'S Eastcoast Flare Overall; photographed for Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.Vishmi wears Abrand Jeans Sleeveless Check Shirt  ROLLA'S Dusters Short in Astral blue, Vans Old Skool Sneakers; photographed for Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.Portrait, Vishmi wears Abrand Jeans Sleeveless Check Shirt  ROLLA'S Dusters Short in Astral blue, Vans Old Skool Sneakers; photographed for Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.B&W photo Vishmi wears Dr Martens and White Skivy Models Own, ROLLA'S Eastcoast Flare Overall, photographed for Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.He wears, Levi's Jeans & Commuter Jacket, AKUBRA Hat. Photographed for Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.Vishmi wears Dr Martens and White Skivy Models Own, ROLLA'S Eastcoast Flare Overall, photographed for Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.

Under Mercury Vapours - Magazine layout..
Under Mercury Vapours. A fashion story, P1-2 By Kent Johnson.
Under Mercury Vapours. A fashion story, P3-4. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Under Mercury Vapours. A fashion story, P5-6. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Under Mercury Vapours. A fashion story, P7-8. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Under Mercury Vapours. A fashion story, P9-10. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Under Mercury Vapours. A fashion story, P11-12. Photography by Kent Johnson.

I have long been in love with this location and wanted to photograph there, although until recently it has not been accessible in the way it was for our photoshoot. I also wanted to keep it simple; energy, connection, emotion, that is the story I am after. So I am very grateful to Vishmi for taking the 'risk' of shooting with me in such a quiet and personal manner. We had an enjoyable time (crew-less but not clueless..) and it all happened reasonably quickly, the magic of the shoot unfolding quite seamlessly. The still life shots of the location were made during the site's transitional phases in the weeks preceding our shoot. You have to keep an eye on things! The idea for the title is from the gas in the street lights that give a yellow cast, they are Mercury Vapour lamps - or at least they used to be..

Thanks to Portobello PR for the great clobber.

Photographer/Stylist - Kent Johnson
Model - Vishmi Helaratne
Layout & Design - Kent Johnson

ROLLA'S - Camille Wrap Dress - Floral
Dr Martens - Models Own
White Skivy - Models Own
ROLLA'S Eastcoast Flare Overall in Salty Rain
Dr Martens Boots - Models Own
Abrand Jeans - A. Sleeveless Shirt - Check
ROLLA'S - Dusters Short - Astral blue
Vans Old Skool Sneakers
He wears, Levi's Jeans & Commuter Jacket, AKUBRA Hat.
See it scrolling sideways HERE  http://www.kentjohnsonphotography.com.au/09Fashion/Summer_Night_Fashion.htm

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

Friday, 1 September 2017

Ren's Birthday Fashion Portrait Shoot in the Studio

I always consider it a privilege to be able to create a fashion portfolio or studio portrait. It's a very important occasion for most people and not something I ever take lightly. It is also a very special feeling when a friend and artist asks you if you would photograph their daughter for their birthday; and to have the photo session on the big day! That's how it happened and Ren's Mum had to do the hard work of  keep the morning of her birthday free - for a surprise - and then get the wardrobe sorted for the secret shoot!

We all had a great time and I took the opportunity to make a mother and daughter portrait too; how could you let a chance like that slip by! The shoot itself was a customised version of one of  modelling packages here; I can make a custom special event for you too. My favourite shots from the shoot are below.

Black and White Studio Fashion Portrait on Ren's Birthday. Photographed by Kent Johnson.

Studio Fashion Portrait - Ren, colour three quarter shot. Photographed by Kent Johnson.

Ren, black and white birthday portrait, photographed in the studio, Sydney, Australia. Photographed by Kent Johnson.

Studio Fashion Portrait - Ren, Black and White, Jeans and Black Tee Shirt

Birthday Studio Fashion Portrait - Ren, Black and White, black tee-shirt. Photographed by Kent Johnson.

Black and White in Colour - Studio Fashion Portrait - Ren in black formal dress. Photographed by Kent Johnson.

Black and White in Colour - Studio Birthday Portrait with Mother and Daughter. Photographed by Kent Johnson.

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Kent Johnson is a professional photographer working from Sydney, Australia.

Kent Johnson,
Sydney, Australia.

0433 796 863

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Photographing Hotel Interiors in Prague; and some Fashion Too

Interiors with fashion and lifestyle I should say; and those hotel rooms really are to die for. Well pretty much everything in Prague is to die for, so in some ways it's almost better - scratch that - easier to stay in the hotel.. But why would you when every journey through the streets and parks of Prague is an adventure.
On these shots for my client White Caviar life (WCL); we worked with a minimum of equipment. I chose to balance the light in rooms using portable speedlights while working to maintain the intimate and luxurious feeling of each room photographed; which was very important to WCL and myself. Essentially we came to have a vision for the architecture of the hotels and Prague. This is what we sort to show through luxurious hotel photography and fashion & lifestyle images. As you can see here and over on the travel pages of my website not all the imagery was created in the beautiful hotels. Our goal was to build a library of images to use across social media platforms as well as the WCL website, and so we also ventured out into Prague itself. Like what you see? There are many more images on my website here - kentjohnsonphotography.com.au/Travel/
Spiral Staircase and divan in hallway, Boutique Hotel photography in Prague by Kent Johnson.
Call or email to discuss you Hotel & Lifestyle project today 61 (0) 433 796 863.
Room interior, suite with four poster bed and antique furniture. Boutique Hotel photography in Prague by Kent Johnson.
Room entry with robe and dining and lamp table. Boutique Hotel photography in Prague by Kent Johnson.
Lifestyle and bathroom interior with model applying make-up in evening dress. Boutique Hotel photography in Prague by Kent Johnson.
Atmospheric view of a church in Prague from a hillside park with spring fruit tree blooms. Lifestyle photography in Prague by Kent Johnson.
Fashion and Lifestyle on the Charles Bridge, model, early morning. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Hotel reception, couch, lamps and tapestries. Boutique Hotel photography in Prague by Kent Johnson.
Interior photography of a luxuriously furnished attic room. Boutique Hotel photography in Prague by Kent Johnson.
A grand bathroom in an attic room. Boutique Hotel photography in Prague by Kent Johnson.
Left, room shot  detail. Right, lifestyle shot of mature model in evening dress with champagne and glassware. Boutique Hotel photography in Prague by Kent Johnson.
Setting the scene. Prague architecture viewed from across the Charles bridge, early morning. Lifestyle photography in Prague by Kent Johnson.
A pre wedding party of womaen on the Charles bridge holding heart shaped balloons. Lifestyle photography in Prague by Kent Johnson.
The baroque inspired dining room. Boutique Hotel photography in Prague by Kent Johnson.
Fashion lifestyle shot with model in the baroque inspired Italian dining room, Prague. Boutique Hotel photography in Prague by Kent Johnson.
Call or email to discuss you Hotel & Lifestyle project today.
Kent Johnson,
Sydney, Australia.

61 (0) 433 796 863

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Male Modelling Portfolio on Location, Sydney, Australia.

I have said it before and I am happy to say it again; I really enjoy shooting male model portfolios. I like shooting folios for the women too, of course; but I find guys have a completely different approach to being photographed which naturally comes out in the way the pictures work. They are more masculine; well no surprise there! Well at least my shots work toward a masculine style of photography, and creative too. James and I had a great time doing this shoot for his folio and it also helped him land an agent which is exactly what we wanted the shots to do. Need a folio, hit me up; I love making these pictures. PS, we also shot a Video Headshot + Agency Digitals, as seen below, BOTH of which are a current BONUS, so don't delay, BOOK NOW! 0433 796 863 kent@artcommunication.com.au
Headshot in black and white - Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
 This is what James had to say after shooting with me over on my Facebook page,
"I recently did a shoot with Kent and the results were outstanding. Kent has the ability to spot and create shots that a less experienced photographer simply would not be able to pull off. Kent is also very easy to work with and has a good sense of humour. We had a few laughs throughout the shoot which is always helpful as far as getting loose and creating cool shots. Overall highly recommended!"https://www.facebook.com/Kent-Johnson-Photography-reviews/
Colour mid-shot, classic casual menswear styling on location. Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Classic black and white male modelling headshot in landscape orientation. Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Attitude, it's all about attitude dude! Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Agency Digitals no editing - Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
BONUS Agency Digitals.
Super casual look. Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Casual in shorts and blue shirt on location. Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Action body shot with attitude in black & white. Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
"you looking at me pal" Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Headshot with strong eye contact. Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Cinematic mid shot, beach and headland in background. Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Shirt off casual shot in change room at beach. Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Action series - Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Long mid shot in colour - Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Seated on location, turn to camera. Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Head shot for model comp card in black & white. Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Four shots for the back of the modelling comp card. Male modelling portfolio by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Don't forget BONUS Video Headshot + Agency Digitals!

Call or email to book you photo shoot today.
Kent Johnson,
Sydney, Australia.

0433 796 863