Geri Halliwell causes chaos as she leaves the Ivor Novello Awards in London
The 2013 Ivor Novello Awards were held yesterday afternoon at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane in London an event which traditionally honours hit writers from the world of rock and pop. Thought I’d take a look and see what was going down……if anything.
Emeli Sande and Calvin Harris seemed to dominate the headlines for this event which had a guest list including Alt-J, Ben Howard, Beverley Knight, Calvin Harris, Cerys Matthews, Gavin Rossdale, Geri Halliwell, Jake Bugg, Katy B, Liam Gallagher, Lianne La Havas, Lily Allen, Michelle Gayle, Natasha Khan, Noel Gallagher, Peter Gabriel, Randy Newman, Richard Jones, Sarah McDonald, Shaznay Lewis and not forgetting The Maccabees.
Passed on the arrivals for this event and thought why not try Departures for a change and see whats cooking. Wrong move! Turned out that some paps thought “Yesssss this is the place to be” as well and it turned into be a bit of rugby match free for all. What fun? Maybe I should have gone to the slightly more civilised arrivals after all…… or maybe one of the other 3 events on that night far away somewhere else. Hmmmm?
Geri Halliwell seemed to cause absolute chaos when she left the event and she dominates the photo gallery.
Results of this photographic wrestling extravaganza below.? (more…)
Myleene Klass arrives at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in Park Lane London
The Sony Radio Academy Awards were held last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane in Central London. This event celebrates the best in radio and awards accordingly. Stars from all walks were here with a particularly strong showing from music. Robbie Williams and The Saturdays were billed as part of the live acts at the event (they arrived before I got there according to the video crew).
Managed to get shots of Cerys Matthews, Mylenne Klass, Caroline Flack, Tulisa Contostavlos, Dermot O’Leary and more.
Myleene Klass grabs the headline, she just seemed to have the sheer star power on the night and the shot above may be the only one that was taken of her getting out of the car from that position which was close. Superb shot if I say so myself! Tulisa was also on the money firing on all cylinders with a new hair look….very nice indeed …..photo of her below. Some shots taken about 3 feet away.
Winners List, Behind The Scenes and Gallery after the jump (more…)
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
Tulisa Contostavlos at the 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards at the V & A, London. Photos: Frank J Famefad.com
Part 3 of the 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards which was held last night at The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) Knightsbridge, London.
Tulisa Contostavlos or Nicole Scherzinger for the headline was a tough one. Got eye contact from Tulisa so she steals the show. She was there in Canary Yellow with X Factor finalist Ella Henderson and Tulisa was showing her the red carpet ropes and how to pose for the photogs, all done in a subtle way of course. Both looked red carpet showstoppers as well on the night. Nicole wins the best pose award at the Cosmo Awards. She’s got the red carpet moves!
All posh and swanky stuff. Further photos from the event taken by myself from the photog area at the event just as the stars were getting out of their cars. Lot’s of Mercedes in the usual Silver or Black and rear blacked out windows.
Further details on the winners at the event and also more photos in the gallery at the foot of this article.
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!
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…)