Pixie Lott arrives at LFW SS14 at the Julien Macdonald Event in Central London. Photo:  Frank John for  Famefad.com

Pixie Lott arrives at LFW SS14 at the Julien Macdonald Event in Central London. Photo: Frank John © for Famefad.com

Loads of events on Saturday for LFW SS14 Day 2 on Saturday. Thought sod Somerset House after Friday and decided to take a gamble on the Julien Macdonald event held at The Goldsmiths Hall in the City and get away from the main throng. Know this venue very well as have been inside it in the past… it’s a very celebby venue and very posh and swanky. Strong gut and decent info said this could be the place to be. Arrived at 1pm. No photogs?????. 1.05pm one extra photog that worked for the press arrived so had some company and a natter and then a couple of stars arrived. Paradise! 1.20pm 5 paps on scooters arrived and the rest as they say is history………… it then went into meltdown as more and more paps arrived. Celeb city it was and rugby match it was as well.

Some shots taken with no flash, some with flash, some are arrivals, some are departures. A smattering of full lengths, some fuller length shots (3/4), portraits and more plus plenty of candid stuff instead of the smiling statue syndrome. Surprised to get anything at all as it was chaos! Some names here including Pixie Lott, Zara Martin, Anna Kendrick (Twilight), Katie Melua and more and more! An arty shot of Anna Kendrick with split lighting also included? Fur, Lace, all the colours under the rainbow, ripped stuff, hats and the rest.  Hair up. hair down, hair all over the place. A fashionista paradise.

Pixie Lott grabs the headline. Why? Nice look and eye contact but it was close with Zara Martin and Delilah providing some serious competition and Paloma Faith as ever turning quite a few heads!

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Naomi Watts at the Diana World Premiere London. Photo:  Frank John for Famefad.com

Close up of Naomi Watts at the Diana World Premiere London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

The Diana World Premiere was held at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square tonight (5 September). The film stars Naomi Watts in the lead role as Princess Diana and Naveen Andrews as Hasnet Khan.

The film is due for release in the UK on 20 September 2013 and is based on the Diana book.

The film was directed by Oliver Herschbiegel. Naomi Watts has been nominated for an Academy Award for this role. Method acting at it’s hardest as she had a very public role and everybody from that time knew her well via TV and the media.

Focused mainly on getting shots of Naomi Watts. She proved  a tricky one to get but managed to get full length, crowd and close up shots after moving quite a few times and thanks to a 10L Mayo bucket!

Long range full length shot of Naomi Watts working the crowds at the Diana Premiere London. Photo:  Frank John for famefad.com

Long range full length shot of Naomi Watts working the crowds at the Diana Premiere London. Photo: © Frank John for famefad.com

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Long range shot of Rosamund Pike on the red carpet at The Worlds End Premiere London.  Photo: Frank John  Famefad.com

Long range shot of Rosamund Pike on the red carpet at The Worlds End Premiere London. Photo: © Frank John Famefad.com

The Worlds End Premiere generated a lot of interest especially in the actress Rosamund Pike. A few extra bonus photos of Rosamund Pike and a couple of  other stars at the Worlds End Premiere held at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square in London on Wednesday 10 July. A couple of crowd shots thrown into the mix as well.

Most of these photos were long range shots (about 20-30 metres away) taken on my backup camera which I call Camera 2 which is used for more general and creative shots whilst waiting for other guests to arrive. No flash used on this camera just daylight only, hence the different more neutral look.

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Henry Cavill Close up at the Man of Steel Premiere London Photo:  Frank John for Famefad.com

Henry Cavill Close up at the Man of Steel Premiere London Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

The latest Superman offering called Man of Steel had it’s European Premiere at both the Odeon and Empire cinemas in Leicester Sqaure on wednesday 12 June. It’s a big one.

With an all star cast including Henry Cavill as Superman and other stars including Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe and Laurence Fishburn.. Direction is by Zach Snyder.

The premiere was billed for a 5.30pm start. No Kevin Costner,  he was unable to attend but the rest of the cast including the director were all at this event.

Struggled to get the women on this night including Amy Adams. Somebody asked me whether I got some good shots. The answer was with a shaky hand and a shrug and a ” I’ve taken better”. I wasn’t happy lets put it that way. That’s the way it goes sometimes……….especially with large premieres!

Cameras Used:  2 with 1 Flash Body and 1 Daylight Body no Flash

Weather:  Drizzle which turned to rain

Crowds:  Large but not as big as The Hobbit

Press: Must have been about 50

Location:  where the cars pulled up at the Swiss Clock end

Problems: Not enough female stars heading in my direction and a rather strange nicotine coloured screen at the internet cafe making colour and exposure judgements a bit problematic. These photos may be a tad off!

Film Plot:

A young journalist is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.

Rating: Metecritic rates as 17

Trailer:  13 minute preview trailer video

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Dan Stevens at The Summer in February Premiere at the Curzon Cinema in Mayfair, London

Dan Stevens at The Summer in February Premiere at the Curzon Cinema in Mayfair, London Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

The Summer in February film premiere was held at the Curzopn Cinema in Mayfair on Monday 10 June and this was a small event and a small venue but which had quite a few names turn up including many of the cast but sadly no Emily Browning.

Names in attendance included Dominic Cooper, Clare Balding, Carol Vorderman, Allen Leech,
Dan Stevens, Mia Austen, Hattie Morahan, Stephen Fry, Nicholas Farrell and Max Deacon amongst others.

Due to the nature of this venue with a road runnin g right through the middle of it, vans, taxis, cyclists and other distractions appear in the background just when you hit the shutter button.

Film Plot:
A true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists’ colony in Cornwall

UK Release Date
14 June 2013

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Cara Delevigne arrives at the Glamour women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, Central London. Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Cara Delevingne arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, Central London. Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Part 2 of the 2013 Glamour Women of the Year Awards held in Berkeley Square in Mayfair in Central London on 4 June. Vuctoria Beckham claimed the Woman of the Decade Award , that’s got to be the one to win and congratulations to her. Rita Ora claimed the solo artist award and with the amount of headlines generated by her over the last few months again another deserved win. Please to see The Saturdays getting the recognition they deserve with the Best Band award. Full winners list below and Gallery Part 2 after the jump.

She didn’t win an award but the fashiom model  Cara Delevingne billed as the new Kate Moss who is always grabbing the headlines did it for me on the arrivals at the event and grabs the headline photo for Part 2. Such a character! Victoria Beckham is featured further down this article who also looked on the money.

With a huge guest list grab an alphabetical list of the names that arrived below.

Guest List

Amanda Byram, Amanda Holden, Andrew Flintoff, Blake Harrison, Brooklyn Beckham, Cara Delevingne, Caroline Winberg, Damian Lewis, David Gandy, Ellie Goulding, Emma Willis, Fearne Cotton, Frankie Sandford, Hayden Panettiere,Helen McCrory, Henry Holland, Jason Derulo, Jenna-Louise Colemanm, Jeremy Irvine, Jessie J, Joan Collins, Joanne Froggatt, Jourdan Dunn, Juno Temple, Keisha Buchanan, Kelly Hoppen, Kirsty Gallacher, Kylie Minogue, Laura Haddock, Laura Whitmore, Lisa Snowdon, Miranda Hart, Mollie King, Mutya Buena, Myleene Klass, Naomi Campbell, Nicola Adams, Percy Gibson, Rachel Flintoff, Rebel Wilson, Rita Ora, Samantha Barks, Toby Stephens, Una Healy, Vanessa White, Vicky McClure, VV Brown and Zosia Mamet

Victoria Beckham arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, Central London. Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Victoria Beckham arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, Central London. Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

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Rita Ora arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, London. Photo Frank John for Famefad.com

Rita Ora arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, London. Photo Frank John for Famefad.com

The 2013 Glamour Awards in association with Pandora were held in Berkeley Square this evening on 4 June and this event is a red carpet fashionsita extravaganza. Bit of a big one this in the red carpet events calendar and a magnet to female stars not only from here in the UK but quite a few Hollywood types make it over to this event to grace the red carpet.  Would I miss this.?Don’t be silly!

The Glamour Awards is hosted by Glamour magazine every year in Mayfair and has been since 2003 to hand out the Woman of the Year awards to honor extraordinary and inspirational women from a variety of fields. Categories include

 

Man of the Year
Editor’s Special
Inspiration
Outstanding Contribution
Entrepreneur
UK TV Actress
US TV Actress
UK Solo Artist
Band
TV Personality
Radio Personality
Presenter
Film Actress
Theatre Actress
Writer
Fashion Designer
Accessories Designer
Comedy Actress
Sportswoman
Pandora Breakthrough Artist
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Names at this years event included   Kylie minogue, Rita Ora, Cara Delevigne, Myleene Klass, Victoria Beckham, Ronnie Corbett. Joan Collins, The Saturdays, The Original Sugababes and the list goes on.   Not forgetting myself of course located with a few other photogs and the film crews at the entrance to this event! Get the full red carpet arrivals guest list in 2013 Glamour women of the Year Awards Part 2

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in the background at The World War Z World Premiere London

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in the background at The World War Z World Premiere London  Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

The World War Z World Premiere was held in Leicester Square this Sunday afternoon on 2 June. Don’t normally shoot on the weekends but things like the BAFTA’s or Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in town…. you just have to make exceptions.

With an extensive guest list including the main star of the film Brad Pitt accompanied by of course Angelina Jolie who is not in this production but came to offer her support on the day. Names at the red carpet event included other cast members and guests including Adam Pitts, Chris Wolstenholme, Daniella kertesz, Dexter Fletcher, Dominic Howard, Joel Peat, John Gordon Sinclair, Kimberly Wyatt, Marc Forster, Matthew Bellamy, Mireille Enos, Natasha Bedingfield, Peter Capaldi and Thomas Howes.

The attitude for shooting this event from within the crowds was if I get anything at all half decent it will be a result, but in reality wasn’t expecting that much due to the names involved here and the resulting crowds and the fact I got there about a mere couple of hours before the premiere started.

For some reason the above photo grabs the headline for me with Angelina Jolie in the foreground and Brad Pitt watching over the proceedings of me taking a photo of her in the background. No direct eye contact from either of them, but they are there and nothing is being said but a lot is being said by their actions in front of my camera.  A possible silent nod of approval in  my direction.

There’s just something about this photo I can’t put my finger on, that makes it stand out, an intimate moment sort of shot amidst the chaos of a film premiere scenario. Something a bit different. This was a Brad Pitt night but with the recent health news surrounding Jolie the above  photo sort of sums up that life headlines and health are sometimes more important than a film which becomes secondary.

In summary managed to get a few decent shots more than what was expected anyway..

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Amy Childs at the Lipsy VIP Awards London

Amy Childs at the Lipsy VIP Awards London  Photo:  Frank John for Famefad.com

The Lipsy VIP Awards held last night at DSTRKT in Soho in Central London on 29 May, this is Part 2 of the red carpet arrivals with a look at the guest list and some behind the scenes info to give you the general vibe plus more photos taken by yours truly.

Amy Childs grabs the headline in Part 2 for the simple reason 1. She’s Amy Childs .  2. Haven’t seen her for a while in photog terms and 3. She seemed to stand out on the night just like Amelia Lily. Star names in the gallery below include Zara Martin, Misha B, Hugo Taylor, Wallis Day, Sian Welby, Nina Nesbitt, Nanny Pat, Lizzie Cundy, Amy Childs, Dionne Bromfield Michelle Keegan and more

Lipsy VIP Awards Guest List
Amelia Lily, Amy Childs, Aston Merrygold, Caprice, Chloe Madeley, Dionne Bromfield, Francesca Hull, Gabriella Ellis, Georgia Salpa, Hayley Tamaddon, Hugo Taylor, Michelle Keegan, Misha B, Noelle Reno, Oritse Williams, Siân Welby, Zara Martin and many more

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Amelia Lily at the Lipsy VIP Awards London

Amelia Lily at the Lipsy VIP Awards London  Photo:  Frank John for Famefad.com

The Lipsy VIP Awards were held last night Wednesday 29 May at the DSTRKT venue (don’t even ask) in Rupert St in Soho and quite a few Brit stars turned out for this   glitzy, celebrity-studded event which honours style icons with awards that recognise their influence on fashion and is sponsored by the Lipsy Fashion brand..Fashionista alert if ever there was one and hence my appearance.

Judging by the huge crowd turnout, this event will definitely be held again next year and for years to come.

So who was there? A real Brit Fest of stars from mainly TV and Music. Names such as Amelia Lily, Michelle Keegan, Mischa B, Amy Childs, Dionne Bromfield, Aston Merrygold, naming just a few from a very extensive guest list. A very hectic, stressful and chaotic event due to it being a small venue and the large crowds and guest list.

Amelia Lily grabs the headline in part 1 as she really went for it in the photo session and is a bit of a character and seemed to like my camera. Two rebels seeing a mirror image is what springs to mind. Would have been Michelle Keegan for the headline but could I get her to look in my direction……………..could I buggery!

Due to the fact I was closer  than even the press for the photos (we’re talking about 4 feet here) , there are absolutely no full length shots, just all portraits..

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