Celebrity Photos and Event Photography

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Keith Lemon of Celebrity Juice is now the proud owner of a TRIC Award at the 2013 TRIC AWARDS held at The Dorchester in London

The 2013 TRIC Awards were held yesterday at The Great Room at the Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane in Central London and there was a huge turnout from Brit TV and Radio stars for this event. Just happened to be passing when the stars were coming out of the door. Very handy indeed!

A few photos taken at this event not from arrivals but from the stars leaving the event with quite a few willing to pose with their awards after the celebrations. Names include Carol Kirkwood, Leigh Francis,  Sian Williams, Shane Ritchie and more.

Winners list and gallery below. Information courtesy The TRIC Awards Official Website at http://tric.org.uk

 2013 TRIC AWARDS Gallery Departures (more…)

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Jessica Ennis at the 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards.                Photos: Frank J Famefad.com

One for the fashionistas. The 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards were held last night at the V & A Musuem in Knightsbridge in Central london and this on paper looked to be a fair sized event with a corresponsing guest list. to match.

The event was to be presented by Fearne Cotton and Leona Lewis was billed to perform but had to pull out at the last minute due to tonsilitis. Would she turn up for the event though?

Another one of those events in the red carpet calendar that was an essential visit. weather was forecast to be chilly but dry so yours truly headed down towards the Knightsbridge Area to see what is going down?

Further awards events and Gallery Part 1 below. (more…)

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Kylie Minogue 2012 Glamour Women of the Year Awards

The full list of winners at this years Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Kylie Minogue above nailed the all important Outstanding Contribution Award and Dionne Warwick claiming the Icon Award and quite rightly so. Kelly Rowland was pretty chuffed to win the TV personality of the Year Award and Jessie J claimed the UK Solo Artist gong. Pandora Breakthrough of the Year went to Lily Collins who lit up the red carpet on arrivals (see photo below). Think we’ll be seeing a lot more of her. Full winners list and further photos from the event at the arrivals below. It was positively thronging with stars!

Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2012 – full list of winners

UK Solo Artist of the year – Jessie J

Theatre Actress of the Year – Amanda Holden

Presenter of the Year – Holly Willoughby

Sportswoman of the Year – Jockey Hayley Turner

Comedy Actress of the Year – Sofia Vergara

UK TV Actress of the Year – Jessica Brown Findlay

Writer of the Year – Caitlin Moran

Radio Personality of the Year – Fearne Cotton

Accessories Designer of the Year – Charlotte Dellal

Entrepreneur of the Year – Jessica Alba

Band of the Year – Florence + the Machine

TV Personality of the Year – Kelly Rowland

US TV Actress of the Year – Lea Michel

Pandora Breakthrough of the Year – Lily Collins

Film Actress of the Year – Viola Davis

Man of the Year – Tom Hiddelston

Fashion Designer of the Year – Donatella Versace

Outstanding Contribution Award – Kylie Minogue

Icon Award – Dionne Warwick

Inspiration Award – Eva Longoria


Further photos from the arrivals at the 2012 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. London below. (more…)

The yearly Brit fashionista sensation that is the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2012 in association with Pandora was held last night 29 May in Berkeley Square Gardens in London’s Mayfair.With the words Glamour and Awards as part of the event title you just know the female stars will be turning up in their droves and turn up in their droves they did. Do like this event, in theory it’s a red carpet event, but there’s no red carpet just the road.

Myleene Klass grabs the headline in Part 1 and she in my opinion didn’t steal the show outright  as there was just too much competition from other celebs who are also hot in the style stakes but she was one of the top girls on arrivals on the night even No1 but it wasn’t a walk over.. Managed to get some eye contact from her to get this shot above………. after a lot of screaming saying how good she looked. Seemed to do the trick for some reason!

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Myleene Klass Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2012

This article is written not in the normal news style but from a photographers angle giving you the inside track at these events as to get those eye popping shots takes a lot of waiting, a lot of prep, semi decent gear, a lot of shouting and screaming and a bit of jostling and wrestling for a decent spot to get those decent shots in the first place.

This 2012 event was held a couple of weeks earlier than last years 2011 event due probably to the Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. I was actually there at last years event with just a mobile for a camera (just happened to be passing by), no stepladders, (you’re not a photog unless you have stepladders), and I was in the press pen last year or as I like to call it “the pit” getting some rather strange looks from the press guys but managed to get some shots.

This year things are a bit different and I knew about the event in advance , I had the same mobile but also had some decent albeit rather old kit and a foot stool as a step ladder. Let battle commence.

Arrived at 5pm for the press sign up with the general public queing further down the road and swelling in numbers at a frightening rate. Got in position at 6pm for a 7pm ish celeb arrival onslaught.. The rain clouds started to gather and with rain mac and brolly on standby and two ham rolls and a ring donut from Tesco’s for moral support it wasn’t looking promising but managed to secure a front row slot with photogs on step ladders behind with just a railing seperating me from the stars. It doesn’t get any better than that!

A few test shots using the back of a Security Guards head and a quick natter with some of the photogs and a quick scan of the guest list and STONE ME here they come. Better turn the flash on………does help!

NB All shots taken at this event were taken with the not so artistic non blurred background so they do have a busy background that is not out of focus, so things like security guards, non celeb guests, lamp posts, railings and other photogs are clearly in focus but it was felt they are part of the event and add a bit of ambience to the shots otherwise the shots could have been taken anywhere.

Alesha Dixon of BGT judging fame and music artist was one of the early arrivals that stood out and caused us photogs to get excited and she was looking good. (more…)

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Adele Close Up in Black and White

Adele continues her march in the music awards stakes, if there is a music awards event out there she is normally picking up a gong somewhere along the line. Well she picked up more than one at this event, she totally dominated the proceedings and led the way with a huge haul, Top Artist being the one to win and Adele nailed that one along with many others. Good to see superior talent being recognised in a big way as these sort of singers don’t come along very often! A collection of photos taken inside the event and after the red carpet arrivals (see previous post for those shots) .

Photos taken from the actual Show itself with presenters and live performances along with some Press Room photos of the award winners holding their musical trophies, some sneaky Backstage pics seeing who was pally with who.

Winners on the night included the previously mentioned Katy Perry along with LMFAO who were also prominent along with Lady Gaga and Coldplay. all decent names you expect to win at least one award at such an event..

Performances included Kelly Clarkson of now Super Bowl National Anthem fame and Carrie Underwood who both did a live sample of their new singles, The Wanted also blasted out a tune , Usher and Justin Bieber thought it would be a good idea to perform on stage as well. Full 2012 Billboard Music Awards Winners list in Part 2. It’s massive!

2012 Billboard Music Awards Winners List (more…)

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Alicia Keys being interviewed on the Red Carpet June 2011

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards were held last night on May 20, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and as you can imagine this red carpet music awards event pulled in the big music stars like nothing else. Some big names here, some we haven’t seen for some time but essential on a guest list for a major music award such as this.

Who was there? The Bieber was there rcoking his new Elvis barnet along with Katy Perry (you may have heard of her), Alicia Keys and other half Swizz Beatz, Amber Rose, Carrie Underwood, Amber Rose, Gladys Knight, John Legend, Julianne Hough, Miley Cyrus, Nelly Furtado, Taylor Swift, The Wanted, Usher and Zooey Deschanel. That’s a quick skim of the more prominent names on the guest list, full rather large guest list at foot of this article.

Gone with Alicia Keys for this event headline. She was doing it for me and as I lalways like to say she was “Looking on the money!” Alicia Keys photo above taken from a different event wayback in June 2011. Grab the Red Carpet pica in Part 2 (more…)

A huge turn out of arts related celebrities attended the South Bank Sky Art Awards which was held at the Dorchester Hotel in London today.

Melvyn Bragg was presenting at this celebrated event and skimming the surface of the extensive guest list produces names such as Charlotte Ritchie, , Michael Ball, Tracey Emin, Jo Whiley, Tom Jones, Zoe Wanamaker, Dominic West, Felicity Kendal, Grayson Perry, Howard Marks, Michael Ball and Twiggy. There were many more.

Winners at the event included Kate Bush (pictured above) (more…)

The British soap Awards 2012 were held tonight (28 April) in Central London at the ITV Studios. With the London weather doing it’s best to rain on the parade of The British Soap Awards 2012 it didn’t exactly look like the night to hold a red carpet event. This didn’t stop the stars of British Soap TV getting glammed up for this TV red carpet spectacular that is one of the highlights in the Brit TV events showbiz calendar.

With the soap staples such as Hollyoaks, Eastenders,Coronation Street, Doctors and Emmerdale all in the running for picking up this years gongs naturally the stars from these shows were in attendance.

The actual awards event