Friday, May 28, 2010

Photo Of The Day

A shot I took in georgetown last weekend

Entering Sasquatch Year 4

I'm heading off to the good old George WA Gorge for my fourth consecutive year of shooting the amazing NW festival. This time for the festival company itself: Live Nation. Its always hard work bouncing around stages, trying to stay hydrated and get all the epic stage moments while still enjoying the view/music and a couple beers when I can yet its always soooo satisfying in the end. Wanted to post a few photos from 2009 to get me excited yet again.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Seattle Times May 25th 2010

Really exciting to randomly pickup a paper today and notice my Maldives Portrait on the front cover! The boys are playing their own soundtrack to the 1925 Silent Western: New Riders of the Purple Sage as part of SIFF this year. Tonight @ The Triple Door. Go check it out!

Photo Of The Day

Sneek peek at a shoot I did for my Katie and her counterparts in Free Time Industries. For an upcoming feature on them. Here is one of the solo shots of Ariana
Hair: William Scott Blair
Makeup: Angel Dorr

Sunday, May 23, 2010

KEXP Photo Show

Had a few small prints up at KEXP's Photography Showcase during this years Hood To Hood West Seattle Day. It was fun to dig through all the in studios and live shows ive had the chance to shoot this last year. Ended up printing shots of Monsters Of Folk, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Avett Brothers, and Devendra Banhart. My friend Brittney Bush took this portrait of me re-creating Charlotte's portrait =P

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Keep It Light: $5 Prop

For this week's Keep It Light Collective we all brought a $5 or less prop and then chose randomly out of a hat to see which we would have to use for the weeks shot. I received a fresh pair of Panty Hose & this was my end result =) Thanks to Guy Bourdin for inspiration.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Photo Of The Day

Sorry for the lack of blogging this week. Less blogging means a busier shooting Kyle. So a good thing in the long run. Enjoy this shot of Jay.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I Love Videos!

correa & bartoletti from Patrick Richardson Wright on Vimeo.

I know I posted a show flier and then photos from Nick/Franks art show. But my friend Patrick Wrights Video is now completed from the night and blows me away. Proud to be in this and have a motion picture memory of such a fun night. Enjoy!

Winner's Circle Presents The Making Of A T-Shirt from Winners Circle on Vimeo.

Also helped snap a few photos for my buddy's JR and Pheed for a short little video they just made showing what really goes into Making a T Shirt. From concept to sale. Enjoy!

Last but not least, my friends BUTTS (Rachel & Shannon) have released a video for their song Panty Exchange. Done by the talented and hilarious Carlos Lopez. Definitly an epic worth the watch!

Diamond District

I've been loving Washington DC based Diamond District's record for quite sometime now. Our own Larry Mizell Jr. has been bumpin it on Street Sounds constantly and for good reason. The young group made its first trip to the NW this weekend. I had the pleasure of shooting them @ KEXP during their in studio performance. I was flattered to hear they actually knew of my work because of ONEBELO's photos. They are definitly one of the freshest HipHop acts of recent times. Featuring Oddisee, YU, and XO. Oddisee has done production over the years for J Live, Talib Kweli, Freeway and name a few. Definitly peep their album for quality all the way through (lyrics, production, live) More of my DD KEXP In studio photos HERE

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Photos Of The Day

Katie & her FTI counterparts "Faraday" Induction Heating Tea Set Project. The Heller Gallery in NYC, will be presenting a collection of contemporary design based on the theme of Glass entitled "Breakable" coinciding with ICFF 2010. On display now till May 18th. Sadly I wont get to join them next week in NYC for the opening =(

Read more about the Faraday project on the Free Time Industries Blog

Friday, May 7, 2010

Photos Of The Day

Frank & Nick Before their show:

Frank & Nick at the end of their show....o what a night!

My favorite portrait of the First Thursday Art Walk guests who rolled through Frank & Nicks show.

Inspiration: Sean Pecknold

Primarily known for his Video work (Music videos for Beach House, Elvis Perkins, Grizzly Bear, and more...), Sean Pecknold is an all around talent. I caught a glimpse earlier this week at a recent series of still photos he took while recently riding the train across country. The tone and compositions are spot on. I really enjoyed these. Hope you do as well. A few of my favorites:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Correa & Bartoletti Tonight @ 619!

Come support my good friends Nick Bartoletti & Frank Correa at the 619 Building's 5th Floor tonight for first thursday. They have been collaborating for awhile now and this is the first time any of the work will be shown. I will be set up shooting portraits of guests in front of an impromptu piece they will make today.

Frank & I (Out-take video still from Patrick Wright's)

Portland Mercury/Seattle Stranger/Keep It Light

Had the oppurtunity to travel down south to my home away from home Portland, OR. Shooting our Seattle Stranger's sister paper s (The Portland Mercury) Spring Fashion Issue: Open Season Article.

This was a fun shoot although it definitely turned into more of a challenge/adventure than we had planned. After getting to our original scouted location up in the sketchy winding logging roads to find a freak May 1st snowstorm we had to find an all new location (Stylist wasnt digging the Snow Filled Spring Vibe) and start shooting much later than planned. Even with the mishaps/NW weather, I'm happy with what we pulled off. No the guns were not my idea..nor my favorite idea but it was fun to watch Jay (The Owner) shoot them in the woods.

Also feels really cool to see my good friend/Keep It Light Collective member Lauren Max getting this week's Seattle Stranger cover. Featuring a photo of none other than our fellow KIL member Ryan Furbush . Good things are happenin! cheers to more and more!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Behind The Scenes

Kyle Johnson X Sway from Phillip Conover on Vimeo.

My good friend Phillip Conover was nice enough to come shoot video during a 2 day extensive shoot with (Launch coming soon). Aside from the Video we used for the job itself, he through together this little behind the scenes video. I'm not a huge fan of being filmed/shot myself but I cannot deny its fun to look back at this shoot. Thanks Phil! And to Nas/Melodie for assisting all weekend on that shoot.