Monday, 30 April 2018

An Age Positive Modelling Portfolio on Location - Sydney, Australia.

What is the difference between a portrait and a portfolio photoshoot? For me in many ways I proceed in much the same manner. Good light, a comfortable space to work, a relaxed atmosphere, these things are the same for both. The real difference is in the intended use for the pictures; and that makes for all the difference in the world. Where a personal portrait is to be viewed by you, friends and family, a commercial portfolio shoot on the other hand is meant to be viewed by a critical audience, casting and art directors, agents; people who are looking for an archetype for their products advertisement or video. That's quite a different audience!

I was very happy when Wendy (who is the wife of a friend) made contact about commissioning me to create a new portfolio for her. Wendy had modelled in her younger days and was going to give it a shot again and see how it goes. And basically that is the right idea; you just need to jump in and give it a go! So we spent the afternoon finding soft light in the shady parts of Nielsen Park to make this beautiful and engaging series of portfolio photographs.

Full length seated, smart casual photograph for an age positive modelling portfolio. Photography by Kent Johnson Sydney, Australia.

Wendy left this lovely review of out photoshoot on my Facebook page here - "The Photo shoot at Nielsen Park with Kent was great fun. The location was very nostalgic for me - I learned to swim there as a child and have continued to go back over the years. Having photos taken there brought back lovely memories for me and I felt at home right away. Kent's style is relaxed and engaging and he a fantastic and dedicated photographer so I knew I was going to get an excellent portfolio. I'm really happy with the photos - they are beautifully shot in soft light, very flattering for a 60 something aspiring model! Great work Kent."
A huge Marilyn Monroe smile from Wendy. Photography by Kent Johnson Sydney, Australia.
Seated on the rocks by the shoreline; an age positive modelling portfolio. Photography by Kent Johnson Sydney, Australia.
Black and white headshot - Photography by Kent Johnson Sydney, Australia.

An age positive fashion portrait at Nielsen Park. Photography by Kent Johnson Sydney, Australia.
Agency digitals as part of the portfolio package. Photography by Kent Johnson Sydney, Australia.
Cropped portfolio shot seated. Photography by Kent Johnson Sydney, Australia.
Age positive model portfolio, location headshot. Photography by Kent Johnson Sydney, Australia.

Considering creating your own age positive portfolio, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
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