Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Industrial Fashion - Black & Blue Red Cherry's Too..

Industrial area photoshoot with an empahasis on blue red and black. Marrickville Sydney, Cherry Dress, Leather Jacket, Sunglasses, with Fashion Blogger vivalaViv. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Viv loves pictures taken full length and in full sun. I like pictures with drama and a sense of mystery. And if I get a chance, I make them. This is a shot from back in late 2015 that I love, and edited at the time. Looking through the folder today - more or less by chance - I notice there is a whole slew of great shots made in this exact spot that really should be seen. I do a very simple edit on two of them and then re-edit my original image select the same to match. This is a location I have scouted many times and photographed very near by, but as the blue pallets in the background come and go, it's not always a viable spot for a shot. On this particular afternoon though with the blue shade, blue sky and blue pallets, it's all perfect to set off the black and cherry reds of the outfit and make up, for another great collaboration between Vivienne and myself.
Industrial zone photoshoot with an empahasis on blue red and black. Marrickville Sydney, Cherry Dress, Leather Jacket, Sunglasses, with Fashion Blogger vivalaViv. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Mid shot - Industrial zone photoshoot with an empahasis on blue red and black. Marrickville Sydney, Cherry Dress, Leather Jacket, Sunglasses, with Fashion Blogger vivalaViv. Photographed by Kent Johnson.

View my Rapture in Sydenham, industrial editorial fashion story here,
http://www.kentjohnsonphotography.com.au/09Fashion/RaptureInSydenham.htm

View Vivienne's original blog post of this outfit here,
https://vivalaviv.com/2016/02/05/my-biker-jacket-diary-embracing-the-wild-side/

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

Kent Johnson,
Sydney, Australia.

0433 796 863

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Finding Creative Inspiration in Everyday Moments.

Where do creative ideas come from? They are the basis of good pictures and they are certainly not born in isolation. My ideas at least are often a convergence of what I have seen, studied, experienced, that are then gelled into form by something.. Like last night. It's Sunday, I am walking down Crown Street near the Surry Hills primary school. The weather is rainy, it's dark so it's just the glow of street lights.. Then across the road, I notice a young woman wearing a, white with black polka dots pants suit striding ahead of a group of four. She looks great out in front; dark hair, tall, immaculately turned out. I drag my eyes away and search the trailing group to see it's composition, how many girls, guys? It's all guys! It's one immaculately turned out woman leading a tight knit group of four guys who are themselves engaged in cross conversation between themselves; perhaps that is why they are lagging back. There is a great animation between the group and an invisible thread tying them to the woman striding ahead in the polka dot pant's suit. It's a fantastic vision and it's real! Too real for my liking; the guys are wearing jeans and sweatshirts, she looks great, maximum effort; they look pretty unexceptional, but hey, it is an Australian story.. (Sorry guys, I know we do try sometimes, myself included.)

So why am I writing all this down? In part it's so I remember the scene a little better, and also to ask a question. Does this scene, this tableaux sound at all familiar? I ask because to me it really does. As soon as I saw it was only men following the woman, and the distance, and the communing of the men, my mind referenced the storehouse of images that lives somewhere in my head. And it came up with this image by Ruth Orkin, American girl in Italy.  www.orkinphoto.com/american-girl/
Though the picture in my head was not as finely detailed as the actual image itself.. I also wrongly mentally attributed this image to a French photographer who is equally famous for "stolen moment" pictures, the photographer Robert Doisneau. Arguably Robert's most famous picture is Le baiser de l'hotel de ville (Kiss by the Hotel de Ville).. and I am pretty certain that it is because I am familiar with these photographs and similar great works of photography that I was able to see a photograph when I saw the men led by the woman in polka dots last night. All of which makes for a bit of a which came first, the chicken or the egg kind of situation.

Of course looking at this famous image this morning I can see how the woman's stride struck a cord for me. The central four men, the two on each side of the woman have a dialogue that centres on the woman; and no doubt that was happening too, but between the men themselves last night. So something very different really but also great similar energies, at least as I saw them.

Will I do anything with the vision I saw that I am now sharing here, I really don't know? I am often inspired by things I see that I would like to work on in a shot; and sometimes I do (just click here); but mostly the ideas simply get stored in my head, waiting for a moment, an instant when they will inform the way I create an image that I am actually working on and make it better. And that for me is how inspiration really works, in the background, the subconscious, informing and creating new takes and hopefully new classics. Well you have to dream, don't you!

Would you like to see more of the wonderful work by the two photographers I mention above, just click the links below to visit their official web archives.
http://www.orkinphoto.com/
https://www.robert-doisneau.com/en/

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

Kent Johnson,
Sydney, Australia.

0433 796 863

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Sydney Location Modelling Portfolios for Autumn & Winter.

Summer may be gone for now but that doesn't mean the time for updating or creating your first portfolio is over. Introducing the new Autumn & Winter 'Bare Bones Modelling Essentials' package, which at just $270.00 is the perfect way to get those high quality images you need to start your modelling career with.
Women's headshot for a contemporary style modelling portfolio shot on location in Sydney. photographed in Sydney Australia by Kent Johnson.
It's all about natural light on location, nothing could be simpler; and with me behind the camera, your great shots are just waiting to happen. Photo's just like these, natural light, natural you! Come as you are with 3 looks/outfits ideal for the beach, which means you can bring just about anything swimwear, casual even something a little fancy. I will shoot your looks on location in the beautiful Sydney light. You don't need to be an experienced model, I have helped hundreds of people just like you look great in front of the camera. Full details at the bottom of the page.
Male modelling portfolio shot on location in Sydney. photographed in Sydney Australia by Kent Johnson.
Sunny sports and fitness portfolio shot. photographed in Sydney Australia by Kent Johnson.
Editorial style, guys modelling portfolio full length image, photographed in Sydney Australia by Kent Johnson.
Sean McCallum reviewed Kent Johnson Fashion & Portrait Photography.
"I had a great time shooting with Kent! He is a very comfortable person to shoot with; which was important for me especially considering I have never really done any serious modelling before. The photos turned out great and even better I had a great time getting those shots with Kent."
A series of sunny sports and fitness portfolio shot. photographed in Sydney Australia by Kent Johnson.


A selection of shots to be processed from a modelling portfolio photoshoot. Photographed in Sydney Australia by Kent Johnson.
Bridget van Dantzig reviewed Kent Johnson Fashion & Portrait Photography.
"I think Kent's clear skill at photography and his sense of artistic creativity make him a perfect choice as a photographer, be it for the fashion industry or for personal portrait photography. Besides being a world class photographer with a deep knowledge of art and fashion, Kent has a lovely personality and is definitely a fun and friendly guy to work with. I really enjoyed my shoot with Kent and would recommend him to anyone in need of a great photographer!"
Editorial style, jumping, action shot for a guys modelling portfolio full length image, photographed in Sydney Australia by Kent Johnson.
Editorial style, beach shower shot for a guys modelling portfolio, full length image, photographed in Sydney Australia by Kent Johnson.
Call or email to book you photo shoot today 0433 796 863.
Black and white headshot for a women's modelling portfolio.
Tay Rackham reviewed Kent Johnson Fashion & Portrait Photography.
"I recently had a photo shoot with Kent to go towards my portfolio, the location was beautiful, his very professional, helped with styling and posing and it was a very comfortable environment :)"
Four shots from a Men's comp card for a modelling portfolio, photographed in Sydney Australia by Kent Johnson.
Need a Comp Card? Can do, just ask.
Editorial style, guys modelling portfolio & headshot photographed in Sydney Australia by Kent Johnson.
Beach location swimwear and fitness modelling photographed in Sydney Australia by Kent Johnson.
Beach location swimwear and fitness modelling portfolio photographed in Sydney Australia by Kent Johnson.

Here's what you receive,

The top 50 to 100 of your pictures will be carefully selected, resized and proof-marked then uploaded to a personal Dropbox folder for you to download the pictures and keep forever. Make your section of your favourite four images, these four pictures will then be colour and contrast adjusted, then uploaded to your dropbox folder as printable High Res and Web ready files. All for just $270 dollars!

Want more than four shots. You can order as many additional; adjusted and retouched pictures as you like from just $75.00 each for printable Hi-Res + Web ready files. Want more than four of your original shots fully retouched? Easily arranged at the discount price of $50.00 per picture.

I can only shoot a limited number of packages at this price, don't delay, book now.

*Please note outdoor shoots require the right weather conditions; and
all location photo shoots will require a weather check 24 hours prior to the shoot.
If your shoot cannot take place due to unfavourable weather conditions another date will be decided on.
**All bookings require a non-refundable $135.00 deposit. The balance of payment is due on the day of the photo shoot.
***Hair and make-up is not included - can be arranged if required.

Call or email to book you photo shoot today.

Kent Johnson,
Sydney, Australia.

0433 796 863

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Emma K. Studio Modelling Portfolio - Fitness & Fashion.

How does all this happen? Well it usually starts with a phone call, an email or even a text message about being interested in creating a modelling portfolio. In this case it was Emma's mum who made first contact, and it is not usual at all to have a mum or dad get in contact, looking for more information and details about my portfolio packages. Read more after the picture.Black & White Mid/Headshot in sports crop top.  Studio Modelling Portfolio, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.Once a package and dates are decided the next step is to talk about the styling of the shoot, the various 'looks' we will be going for. Firstly I try to find out who is the person I will be photographing; what are they into, are they sporty, do they dance, are they big into fashion? The photoshoot will be either 3 or 5 looks so I ask the model/sitter to organise their looks so we can go over them by phone a couple of days out from the shoot. It's during this pre-photoshoot conversation that I am able to tell if they will need to bring more shoes/pants/swimwear/accessories etc or if we are good to go. From there we simply meet at the studio or location and make our pictures. But that of course is not the end, the final pictures need to be selected and edited. This is not always an easy task; especially if it's your first photoshoot, and for many it is. I am always available to help with this process and providing guidance in making the best selection. A modelling portfolio is your C.V. and business card all rolled into one and I am there for you to help you make the most of it. The start of your modelling career.
Colour Headshot - Studio Modelling Portfolio, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Here's the review  Emma's mum Ali left on my Facebook page here - "Following a recommendation from a contact made through the Billy Blue Design College, my 19 year old daughter and I were recently recommended to check out Kent Johnson Photography to get some photos together to help kick off a career in modeling. The whole experience from start to finish was extremely professional and but at the same time with a very personal touch. Kent spent a lot of time with us discussing the options and getting to know a bit about her so that he could get a good story going through the photos. We decided on the 4 hour studio photo shoot and were not disappointed! We spent an amazing and really enjoyable few hours at Studio 501 working through different looks and outfits with Kent and Emily, the hair and makeup artist, and came out of it with some stunning photos and a great comp card!! Many thanks again."
Edgy black and white landscape headshot in biker jacket. Studio Modelling Portfolio, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Model wearing activewear in the studio. Modelling Portfolio, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Fitness workout shot in Nike crop top and Lycra shorts. Studio Modelling Portfolio, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Call or email to book your Modelling Portfolio today.
Colour mid headshot - Studio Modelling Portfolio, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Tight headshot, activewear. Studio Modelling Portfolio, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
'Agency' Digitals taken before Hair & Make-Up. Studio Modelling Portfolio, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
'Agency' Digitals taken before Hair & Make-Up.
Full length studio swimwear modelling shot in black and white, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Black & White sports portrait. Studio Modelling Portfolio, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Studio swimwear modelling shot, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Black and White modelling tight mid-shot wearing a leather biker jacket. Studio Modelling Portfolio, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Call me or email to book your modelling portfolio shoot today.
Seated portrait in leather biker jacket and pink shorts. Studio Modelling Portfolio, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Contemporary tennis fashion look. Studio Modelling Portfolio, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Striped dress, casual shot. Studio Modelling Portfolio, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Model comp card from a studio modelling portfolio, Fitness & Fashion by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.

View Emma's video headshot here!

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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Emma K. Video Headshot.

My first ever video headshot, its only about 6 seconds but it is on a loop so you can enjoy it over and over again. More shots from the shoot coming soon, and maybe another video headshot too. The video was made as part of Emma's 'Look Out World - Here I Come - Pro Modelling Package' which we shot in my Sydney studio last Friday. I think this will become part of the studio package in the future. Thanks Emma for doing such a great job on her first ever photoshoot. Need a modelling portfolio or headshot? Just click here for details or drop me a line kent@artcommunication.com.au.

May not load on a mobile device! So take a look next time you are on your lappy or desktop. Scroll down for the still shot.


The Still headshot we created at the time  of making the video.

Call me or email to book your modelling portfolio shoot today!
Kent Johnson,
Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Great poses, Great Pictures - Felicity's Studio Modelling Portfolio.

We had a great time creating all these pictures for Felicity's portfolio shoot and produced way to many wonderful shots.. But as I always say, too many great shots to choose from is the best problem to have! We worked through a range of poses and styled looks from sexy swimwear to casual to soft-and-sweet 'Teen Mag' and some cheeky shots as well to make an eye catching photoshoot. I love working in the studio and helping you to create fabulous model-looks; just as we have here with Felicity creating her very own fashion modelling story.  I hope you like this selection of Portfolio shots from Felicity's Pro-Modelling Portfolio Package shoot. Book your shoot today!
Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia. 0433 796 863 kent@artcommunication.com.au
Classic studio swimsuit shot in Black and White for modelling portfolio - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Sexy casual look, mid shot for modelling portfolio, Sydney Australia.
Funky look seated, floral leggings, gold sequinned singlet top. Studio Modelling Portfolio photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Headshot on Model Comp Card - Studio Modelling Portfolio photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Smart casual mid shot for fashion modelling portfolio.
Black and white photograph, Young style, casual look.

Model in a green one-piece swimsuit photographed in the studio against a black background for a modelling portfolio. Photography By Kent Johnson.
Funky and cheeky look , floral leggings, gold sequinned singlet top. Modelling Portfolio. Studio Modelling Portfolio photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Model comp card from a studio modelling portfolio photographed by Kent Johnson. Studio Modelling Portfolio photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.

 Call me or email to book your modelling portfolio shoot today!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Leo's Beach & Park Location Modelling Portfolio.

I have to say that I am very very happy with the way my Summer Special photoshoots are working out. Working from my favourite Sydney Harbour beach location is proving very flexible, durable and a perfect place for making - dare I say, some perfect pictures. Leo is Danish and is out here on a gap year was scouted back in Europe and was scouted again here in Sydney. So this is actually his first pro photoshoot; and we, he & I absolutely nailed it! Leo overcame his initial nervousness with just a little help from me and delivered a great series of strong and varied looks; of course I always assist with direction when needed but once we got going things flowed very smoothly as they usually do.
Like what you see, book your portfolio photoshoot today! Kent 0433 796 863.
Black and White body shot for a male modelling portfolio - Photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Menswear pictures on location for a male modelling portfolio - Photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
 Two pictures, menswear fashion full length seated for a male modelling portfolio - Photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Fashion wear, full length seated for a male modelling portfolio - Photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Black and White body shot, arms crossed, male modelling portfolio - Photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Click HERE for the Summer Special Modelling Portfolio details.
Stretching in mottled light, men's fitness, running. Photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Black and White body shot doing pull-ups for a male modelling portfolio - Photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Black and White portrait on the beach for a male modelling portfolio - Photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Three quarter fitness shot on the beach in running gear in black & white for a male modelling portfolio - Photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Mid length fitness shot on the beach in running gear for a male modelling portfolio - Photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Black and White body shot on the beach for a male modelling portfolio - Photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Alternative editorial style headshot & a body shot for a male modelling portfolio - Photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
Leo sitting on a rock, late afternoon, Sydney Harbour in background, picture for a male modelling portfolio - Photographed by Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.

Book your portfolio shoot today.
Click HERE for the Summer Special Modelling Portfolio details.

Kent Johnson,
Sydney, Australia.

0433 796 863