Saturday, August 19, 2017

Back in SydneyLand - Art All Around & Fashion at The Strand..

Yes back making the gallery rounds in Sydney, seeing lovely work and catching up with friends and sharing a few drinks as well. And the best place for a few glasses this week was the Veuve Clicquot bar / meet the designers night at The Strand Arcade. And you know what, The Strand really must be right up there as one of the most beautiful covered arcades in the world - yes truly, so don't forget to give it some thoughtful appreciation next time you go wandering through..

July saw the lunch of new -f-i-l-t-e-r- gallery at the previous Badger and Fox space; 201 Albion Street with Peter Maddison and Ian Geraghty moving the focus to contemporary art. Fridays and Saturday only. Scroll DOWN for more Shows & Pictures..
Peter Maddison and Ian Geraghty Opening of -f-i-l-t-e-r- gallery. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Peter Maddison and Ian Geraghty Opening of -f-i-l-t-e-r- gallery.
If you have ever wondered what Reductive or Non Objective art is all about; LINE AND SPACE: curated by Suzie Idiens ON NOW at Crawford gallery is a great show to access this style of work. Lynne Eastaway, PJ Hickman, Annelies Jahn, Pollyxenia joannou, Brent Hallard, Susan Andrews and Louise Blyton. A very nice show indeed.
Annelies Jahn with her wall work at Crawford Gallery, Photography by Kent Johnson.
Art at Crawford gallery, Photo by Kent Johnson.
Conversations at LINE AND SPACE: Crawford gallery opening night, Photo by Kent Johnson.
PJ Hickman and Annelies Jahn in conversation.at LINE AND SPACE: Crawford gallery opening night, Photo by Kent Johnson.
PJ Hickman, Annelies Jahn, Suzie Idiens (curator), Susan Andrews, Lynne Eastaway. LINE AND SPACE: Crawford gallery. Photo by Kent Johnson.
PJ Hickman, Annelies Jahn, Suzie Idiens (curator), Susan Andrews, Lynne Eastaway.
Street Fashion Sydney - Two stylish young women at “HER” M2 gallery.. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Two stylish young women at “HER” M2 gallery.
Street Fashion Sydney - Kirsty Stellar and Geoffrey Goodes and friend, double plaid sports jackets at M2. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney - Two stylish attendees at “HER” M2 gallery. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Sydney photographers Nyk Sykes, Catherine Hourihan, Dan “Ears” O'toole and Jessica Matino come together for “HER” at M2 Gallery. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Nyk Sykes, Catherine Hourihan, Dan “Ears” O'toole and Jessica Matino come together for “HER” at M2
Veuve Clicquot bar / meet the designers night at The Strand Arcade. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Veuve Clicquot bar / meet the designers night at The Strand Arcade.
Street Fashion Sydney - Friends posing, meet the designers night at The Strand Arcade. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Friends posing, meet the designers night at The Strand Arcade. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Italian desert, a tray of Cannoli; meet the designers night at The Strand Arcade. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Live music; meet the designers night at The Strand Arcade. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Amanda working double patterns; meet the designers night at The Strand Arcade. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Two friends; meet the designers night at The Strand Arcade. Photo by Kent Johnson.
 Street Fashion Sydney - A young man in double black denim, UNSW Art & Design school. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Anna and Anita; Harlequin Animalia by Anna Wheeler at Janet Clayton Gallery. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Anna and Anita; Harlequin Animalia by Anna Wheeler at Janet Clayton Gallery.
Art crowd; Harlequin Animalia by Anna Wheeler at Janet Clayton Gallery. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Checking out the art - up close.. Harlequin Animalia by Anna Wheeler at Janet Clayton Gallery. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Conversations; Harlequin Animalia by Anna Wheeler at Janet Clayton Gallery. Photo by Kent Johnson.
My friend Camilla from art school 29 years ago!!! Harlequin Animalia by Anna Wheeler at Janet Clayton Gallery. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Artist Chi at Harlequin Animalia by Anna Wheeler at Janet Clayton Gallery. Photo by Kent Johnson.
Congratulations to Anna Wheeler on another beautiful and shamelessly colourful showing of her paintings at Janet Clayton Gallery - On NOW - I loved it; and as you can see I was not alone!

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Twenty Pictures of Cyclists Commuting on Boulevard du Palais Paris

Woman in black singlet shirt, blue jeans and sandals riding a unisex bike with handlebar basket. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

Peak Cycling in Paris - Get on ya Bike!

Cycling in Paris? Well sadly I admit I did not manage to straddle a saddle and go cycling through Paris myself, although I certainly would have liked to. Although I have not had a bike for the last few years - insert sad face - cycling has been my primary form of transport for most of my life; so it was with much interest and both a cyclist and a photographers eye that I  paid considerable attention to the style of bikes I saw being ridden and the personal style of many of the people I saw riding those bikes. And as a rider from Australia where cyclists are sadly viewed as a menace, road-kill and potential cash-cow.. it was truly great to see the wide cross-section of people choosing a bike as their means of transport to get from point A to point B. It's also nice to see people free to ride without a helmet - I read recently that many European countries have introduced a law where if there is an accident between a car and bicycle the driver of the car is automatically at fault; which is the opposite of the law here in Australia I believe. Perhaps this is one of the reasons people can ride without fear for their safety; though having competitive cycling as the #2 sport throughout Europe I think means your average Madame and Monsieur are very bike aware anyway. It seems too that age is no barrier to getting on your bike, nor is fashion a problem, wear what you like. The bikes? I must say I was happy to see what I took to be an inordinate number of vintage 1980's frame sets; it seems you can't beat an Iron Horse after all. Of course the 20,000 Vélib bikes certainly made their presence felt too and next time I am in Paris; I will certainly be taking one for a spin. So here you are, 20 views of cyclists commuting along Boulevard du Palais just after 6 pm, 28°C while I enjoyed a lazy beer at L'annexe - I didn't even rise from my café chair to get the shots! If only things could be so civilised back home.
Two men commuting by bike, one in long sleeve shirt, shorts and boots. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman in summer dress and sandals rides a Vélib city bike. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Man in tan chinos and blue shirt, boat shoes and satchel over shoulder rides a Vélib city bike in Paris France. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman on a purple bike with two bags. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman rides a ladies bike with panners wearing an orange motorbike style helmet. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
two women cycling in Paris traffic wearing summer outfits. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Man in bike helmet riding a vintage silver Peugeot road bike with handlebar basket. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman in black blouse and denim skirt riding a silver Mixte bike. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
lady in all pink outfit brown wedge sandals and large leather bucket bag tote in handlebar basket, Vélib city bike. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Maroon dress and blue plimsolls, bag in basket; Vélib city bike. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Bike with empty child's seat; woman in jeans and singlet, seethrough floral bag over shoulder. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
woman cycling in wedge sandals blue pants and cardigan, white music ear buds. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Young blonde woman in gray marle top and denim skirt and silver sandals, leather backpack rides a brown woman's bike.Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman in blue gingham top and white pants on black ladies bike. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman on mountain bike wearing black singlet and navy plus four pants. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman in striped  top and dark pants rides a modern open framed bike with wooden tray on rear rack. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Man in red polo shirt and orange glasses rides a red steel mountain bike with city tyres. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman in bike helmet, tee top and skirt over cycling pants, riding what is possibly a folding bike frame. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
man in blue tee, Levis jean and red converse sneakers rides a light green vintage steel MOTOBECANE road bike. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
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Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
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