Amber Heard

A flying visit to Claridge’s in Mayfair this evening (30 June) produced a few celebrity photos of some of the cast of the Magic Mike XXL film which was having it’s European Premiere at the Vue West End in Leicester Square that evening.

Amber Heard ultra close up leaves Claridge's for the Magic Mike XXL Premiere in London

Amber Heard ultra close up leaves Claridge’s for the Magic Mike XXL Premiere in London. Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Favourite shot of the night is Amber Heard ultra close up (about 2 feet away) with a new wide angle zoom lens that is on trial for this website at the moment to see what it can do and considering the horrendous lighting it did OK.

Names that departed the hotel included the other half of Johnny Depp as in Amber Heard (but no Johnny Depp), Channing Tatum, Jada Pinkett Smith and Matt Bomer. Basically straight out the door, walked straight past and into the car and off.

Crowds, screaming fans, baking heat and lighting of the overpowering and dazzling variety was the scenario.

All photos no flash. 18 Photos Departure Gallery 

Celebrity spotting in Central London on 9 June 2015

Lady Gaga leaving her hotel in Central London on 9 June 2015

Lady Gaga leaving her hotel in Central London on 9 June 2015

 

A chance to try out my new telephoto zoom lens and where better place to start than near the top of the celebrity tree and Lady Gaga.  About 4 hours waiting at a hotel in Central London and she didn’t let us down with her now classic cup of tea exit from her hotel. Nearly every pap in London must have been there along with a large number of fans.

Other names spotted earlier were Paul Gascoigne (Gazza) who was also staying at the same hotel and Carol Vorderman spotted Portland Place W1 getting into a black cab near the BBC.

Images are as is. Didn’t use a flash so picked up a lot of extreme brightness from the sheer volume of flash guns going off! Think the lens needs a bigger lens hood. Gallery link below.

Celebrity  Spotting 9 June 2015 Central London Gallery

Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 were held last night in Berkeley Sq in Mayfair in Central London and what a night.

Decided on an unusual angle for this years feature looking at the highlights but red dresses only. Don’t think anybody else has done this and they probably don’t have these shots either. The thing is I was actually there, the papers and fashion bloggers were not hence I was in no rush to get this out by 10pm last night like the rest of the media. There are some unique shots here!

Rosie Huntington Whiteley. Women in Red. Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 London

Rosie Huntington Whiteley. Women in Red. Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 London

4 in my opinion that stood out on the night because of the red dress factor were naturally Kate Hudson bringing that Hollywood Wow Factor, all of Little Mix, Fearne Cotton and last but certainly not least Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

There’s something about a woman in a red dress, songs have been written about it, it takes guts and confidence to pull it off, but when it’s done right it certainly has the wow factor going on.

Fearne Cotton. Women in Red. Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 London

Fearne Cotton. Women in Red. Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 London

Photos from the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015. One of the biggest awards events in the UK celebrity event calendar that attracts big name celebrities and big name photographers alike. A red carpet fashion and dress extravaganza showcasing Britain’s finest with a dash of Hollywood.

A special event for me as it marks my anniversary in this field of photography so has a very special place in my heart. This is my 4th Glamour Women of the Year Awards, 5th if you include 2011 where I was there with just a mobile phone for a camera (see Tumblr). Back then I really didn’t have the first idea but the 2012 pics have proven to be a pretty tough act to follow despite my then newb celebrity photog status.

Kate Hudson. Women in Red. Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 London

Kate Hudson. Women in Red. Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 London

With winds and rain and weather warnings for Tuesday it was looking to be a disaster but this event seems to be kinda blessed. The clouds parted, the rain stopped and the sun did it’s stuff allowing the stars to truly shine.

Celebrity arrival photos taken here from stage 1 of the arrival process from the pen where the cars pull up. My favourite pen, the stars are fresh and you are right in the thick of the action with film crew, car exit photographers, security, pr and pa. The only downside is that damn lampost! Most stars stop for photos some don’t. Candids and posed photos although candids are difficult to get at this event as you can appreciate.

Little Mix. Women in Red. Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 London

Little Mix. Women in Red. Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 London

An electric atmosphere would be the understatement of the year.

Arrival photos in 2 parts with gallery links below.

Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 Gallery Part 1
Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 Gallery Part 2

Glamour Women of the Year award winners

Columnist: Caitlin Moran

Comedy Actress: Kaley Cuoco Sweeting

Radio Personality: Fearne Cotton

Accessories Designer: Anya Hindmarch

Next Breakthrough: Suki Waterhouse

TV Personality: Rita Ora

Presenters: Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly

Sportswoman: Laura Trott

Clothes Designer: Mary Katrantzou

Writer: Paula Hawkins

Cointreau Solo Artist: Ellie Goulding

Film Actress: Felicity Jones

Glamour Trailblazer: Amy Schumer

Theatre Actress: Gillian Anderson

Man Of The Year: Calvin Harris

Editor’s Special Award: Ellie Kemper

International TV Actress: Kerry Washington

Entrepreneur: Kate Hudson

The Ivor Novello Awards 2015 Edition were held today at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane Central London and played host to an array of stars both classic and new and up and coming. This is the 60th year these awards have been held.

Shaznay Lewis and Nicole Appleton of The All Saints arrive at the Ivor Novello Awards, Park Lane London.  Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Shaznay Lewis and Nicole Appleton of The All Saints arrive at the Ivor Novello Awards, Park Lane London. Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Headline picture of the day for me is Shaznay Lewis and Nicole Appleton of All Saints. One of my all time favourite girl bands. As far as I’m concerned nothing comes close! Dig Nicole’s platforms!

This is a good event to get names that you don’t normally see on the celebrity event circuit, week in and week out. Some decent classic names that are the very pillars of the music industry along with more current stars that have been noticed by the Ivor Novello’s and who have decided to award accordingly.

A good mixture of candid and standard posed shots featuring names such as Brian May, Boy George, Bob Geldof , Labrinth, Aston Merrygold and more.

 

The Ivor Novello Awards Arrival and Candid Photos 

Sunday 10th May. This was the day of the 2015 Bafta TV Awards. Venue: The Theatre Royal. ETA: 5pm. Broadcast: 8pm onwards.

Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire arrive at the 2015 TV Bafta Awards London.  Photo:  frank John for Famefad.com

Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire arrive at the 2015 TV Bafta Awards London. Photo: frank John for Famefad.com

Gone with a candid shot of Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire looking the happy couple walking up the red carpet at this awards event.

The sun was out, so were the stars and of course so were the crowds Shooting from the crowds meant a wristband only admission which required an early Sunday rise of 5am.. My wristband was No88 which would guarantee a good spot pretty much which means a high chance of some good pictures. Last year they ran out of wristbands and I was lucky to get in.

Anybody that is anybody in the TV industry turns up at this event which covers all genres including soap, documentary, mini series, sport, comedy, drama, news and others. The fellowship gong is the coveted one reserved for those that have been in the industry for a considerable period of time and are highly respected as a result.

A good event for candid shots. All shots taken in front of the interview area which was a good spot for the more unusual shots. Grab the shots via the link  below.

2015 TV BAFTA AWARDS Candid Arrrival Photos 

Laura Whitmore arrives at the 2015 TRIC Awards London with her lips bag

Laura Whitmore arrives at the 2015 TRIC Awards London with her lips bag

The 2015 TRIC Awards were held today 10 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in Central London. Thought I’d take a look and see what is going on!

Picked a tough spot amongst the photogs to get shots of the more posed variety but was right on top of where the cars pulled up which could produce the odd cracking and different shot, which it did.  As long suffering regulars know, I’m more interested in the intimate and candid moment style shots. Just meant I had to scream like a banshee to get people to turn round when they were posing and look right down the end where I was which was tough to put it mildly.

Highlight for me was Laura Whitmore who has ever was “on the money” in fashion terms. The shot above with her “lips bag” did it for me on the day, she was a matter of  feet away and a cracking shot. If you look closely at this shot, hair just gently blowing in the wind, nail polish on display, bag on full view and legs crossed. She’s done this before hasn’t she!

I’m officially back early April but keep your eyes peeled for further sporadic updates. As always watch for further news on the Twitter @famefad

Grab the 2 part arrival galleries below.

TRIC Awards 2015 Arrival Gallery Part 1 Photos

TRIC Awards 2015 Arrival Gallery Part 2 Photos

 

TRIC AWARDS WINNERS

HD Sports Programme: A Question Of Sport

Digital Radio Personality: Chris Evans

Weather Presenter: Carol Kirkwood

Sports Presenter: Jeff Stelling

News Presenter/Reporter: Susanna Reid

TV Personality of the Year: Ant and Dec

Soap Personality: Danny Dyer (EastEnders’ Mick Carter)

Reality Programme: Strictly Come Dancing

Factual Programme: The Great British Bake Off

HD Drama Programme of the Year: Downton Abbey

Digital Radio Programme: Capital Breakfast with Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon

Daytime Programme: Pointless

Crime Programme of the Year: Silent Witness

Entertainment Programme: Gogglebox

Satellite/Digital Programme: Celebrity Juice

TV Soap of the Year: Coronation Street

Tric Special Award: Match of the Day

Maddy Hill at the 2014 Inside soap Awards London

Part 2 of the Fame Fad Red Carpet Fashion Awards. Female Stars who caused heads to seriously turn on  the red carpet in 2014 with their looks and choice of dress/outfit to ensure they created a red carpet presence that hits the media in a big way. The final Hot 25 list includes A listers right through to new and rising stars. If they had the look they made the list.

This section in Part 3 includes the Top 10-6  covering  music, tv soap and film stars including names such as Maddy Hill,  Delilah,  Margot Robbie,  Elizabeth Olsen and Daisy Bevan

Maddy Hill  at the 2014 Inside soap Awards London

Maddy Hill at the 2014 Inside soap Awards London

6 Maddy Hill: A chaotic Awards event held at DSTRKT in Soho produced some interesting red carpet arrivals of the more candid variety. Maddy Hill is a new TV star  on the block who appears in Eastenders,   she was the highlight of the night at this event though and is straight in on this Red Carpet Fashion List at No6. One to watch!

Delilah at London Fashion Week Day 1

Delilah at London Fashion Week Day 1

7. Delilah:  Music star Delilah is a regular at London Fashion Week and always manages to cause a stir when she arrives. This year was no exception when she turned up at Somerset House. Not strictly a red carpet event but she’s got the look that says otherwise and heads did turn en masse as a result. She achieved the desired result.

Margot Robbie arrives at the Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2014 London

Margot Robbie arrives at the Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2014 London

8 Margot Robbie: Yellow is a colour that you can either pull off or fail mserably. Margot on arrival on what was a miserable wet night, was a ray of sunshine and got the press photogs in a lather within a split second of arrival. She was the girl of the night and ticked all the right boxes.A  plunging neckline does help though?

Elizabeth Olsen at The Godzilla European  Premiere London  Arrival Photos

Elizabeth Olsen at The Godzilla European Premiere London Arrival Photos

9. Elizabeth Olsen: Long flowing gowns need poise and grace to complete the effect and Elizabeth Olsen delivered the goods in style at the Godzilla premiere this year in London. Another star of the show on the night in a blue lacy number with matching shoes.

Daisy Bevan at The Two Faces of January Premiere London

Daisy Bevan at The Two Faces of January Premiere London

10. Daisy Bevan: Actress Daisy Bevan sneaks in at No 10 in a long flowing intricately detailed baby blue number at the Two Faces of January Premiere at the Curzon Cinema in Mayfair, London earlier this year just pipping Kirsten Dunst who was the main star of the film in the process.

Part 3 of the Fame Fad Red Carpet Fashion Awards. Female Stars who caused a sensation on  the red carpet in 2014 with their looks and choice of dress/outfit to ensure they created a wow factor that will be remembered for a long time to come. The final Hot 25 list includes A listers right through to new and rising stars. If they had the look they made the list.

This section in Part 3 includes the Top 15-11  covering TV Reality Stars and Presenters, Music and Film, including names such as Lydia Bright, Florence Welch, Sarah Jane Crawford, Kirsten Dunst and Caroline Flack

 

Caroline Flack (Creative) at the 2014 Glamour women of the Year Awards London

Caroline Flack (Creative) at the 2014 Glamour women of the Year Awards London

11 Caroline Flack:  TV presenter Caroline Flack who recently won Strictly Come Dancing is a Red Carpet regular and knows what’s what and what works when it comes to creating a presence. It’s hard to find fault when it comes to red carpet fashion with this one hence her No11 billing. The photo above at this years Glamour Women of the Year Awards speaks volumes.

Kirsten Dunst at The Two Faces of January Premiere London

Kirsten Dunst at The Two Faces of January Premiere London

12 Kirsten Dunst:  Actress of quite long standing and highly respected in the film world, she is no stranger to film premieres and red carpet events. An all black number is a safe choice and never fails to create that showbiz wow factor

Sarah Jane Crawford  arrives at the Global Gift Gala Event in London

Sarah Jane Crawford arrives at the Global Gift Gala Event in London

13. 13. Sarah Jane Crawford: TV presenter and new girl on the block Sarah Jane Crawford loves to use colour to creative effect and is not afraid to take a gamble on her red carpet dress choices. Here at the Global Gift Gala event in Mayfair, London the wow factor is definitely in play.

Lydia Bright at the 2014 TV Choice Awards London

Lydia Bright at the 2014 TV Choice Awards London

14 Lydia Bright: Lydia the reality TV star of TOWIE fame managed to make an impact on arrival at this years TV Choice Awards with this number and I would say was one of the Top 3 on the night in my opinion, all of which appear on this final 25 top list.

Florence Welch at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards, London. Arrival Photos and Candids

Florence Welch at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards, London. Arrival Photos and Candids

15. Florence Welch: Music stars are not afraid to push boundaries as is often demonstrated at music awards events. Florence Welch here has opted for something completely different to your normal red carpet line up crowd and it works. She got top billing in the tabloid papers for her style and panache the following day

Diana Vickers at The 2014 Olivier Awards London

Diana Vickers doing a Salfie with a fan at The 2014 Olivier Awards London

The Top 15 Amazing Selfie photos taken by myself of stars mingling with fans and doing the now infamous “Selfie”, some close up, some further away and some long range. A sort of outsiders view of the Selfie craze. Candid shots in the extreme but with a dash of posed. A recent phenonemon but politicians, world leaders and celebrities are now doing the Selfie amongst themselves, it doesn’t look like a passing craze, it’s here to stay!

Increasingly I take more of these shots as they do sell but it’s got to be something special capturing the heat of the moment as some of these fans have been waiting many hours or even days to meet their idol. A selfie is not easy to get by any means!

The best of 2014 in my opinion taken from a variety of locations but all in London. My favourite is the one at top, amazing backdrop, psycherdelic lighting and both the fan and the star are enjoying the moment, an important aspect of the Amazing Selfie Vanessa White of The Saturdays below doing a Selfie with a fan below is a very close second.

The Amazing Selfie Gallery 2014

Vanessa White arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2014, London

Vanessa White poses for a Selfie at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2014, London

Abbey Clancy and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 13 September 2014

The British Fashionista Awards Part 3. The Top 15 -11 including Abbey Clancy, Pixie Lott, Kelly Brook, Rita Ora, Jessie J with in depth analysis why they are part of this Top 25 Fashionista List for 2014

Abbey Clancy and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 13 September 2014

Abbey Clancy and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 13 September 2014

No 11 Abbey Clancy: Class and style with ooodles of taste is the Abbey Clancy look but she’s not afraid to experiment and push the boundaries a little bit especially in the shades department and always causes a storm whether in casual or red carpet mode. Trying to think when she has been photographed not quite looking up to the mark.?……………Still thinking?

Pixie Lott and Celebrity spotting ITV Studios, Southbank London 11 July 2014

Pixie Lott and Celebrity spotting ITV Studios, Southbank London 11 July 2014

No 12 Pixie Lott: The master of very feminine and girly fashion looks and styles, her trademark is pastel colours, short skirts and killer heels which she works to devastating effect. She always causes a stir with the paparazzi and for good reason. Despite the softness to the Pixie look it’s very definite and the results can be surprisingly quite dramatic and heads do turn as a result. All of course delivered in an effortless style like she is not trying at all!

Kelly Brook arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2014, London

Kelly Brook arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2014, London

No13 Kelly Brook:  Kelly with her New Look associations and lingerie model fame will always bring something unmistakably Kelly to the fashion table no matter what. Difficult to pin down to a particular style she is plain colours one minute, floral the next and then off somewhere else with yet another look. She doesn’t follow the pack that’s for sure but she is a leader and is full of surprises but see her at a celebrity event and she’s always the star of the show no matter what!

Rita Ora leaving Radio 1 on 18 September 2014. Papaprazzi Photos and Candids

Rita Ora leaving Radio 1 on 18 September 2014. Papaprazzi Photos and Candids

No 14 Rita Ora. There is no mistaking the Rita Ora look, she’s individual, sassy, does her own thing and will push those fashion boundaries and  has enough confidence to pull it off where others would fail miserably. Maybe it’s her positive vibe that helps? She doesn’t always get it right though, but she comes bouncing right back getting the two thumbs up next time you see her. She’s a Kosovo girl and this number here screams that fact. She’s proud of her roots!

Jessie J and Celebrity spotting Central London on 23 September 2014

Jessie J and Celebrity spotting Central London on 23 September 2014

No 15 Jessie J. What fashionista list is complete without Jessie J. The warrior fashionista in the pack. Distinctive look and style, lover of the edgy with boots being her fave, a fearless fashionista not afraid to flash the flesh on stage. Can switch from monochrome to strong prime colours in the blink of an eye. she’s not a pastel girl this one, but more full on and in your face which you could say is her personality. She speaks her mind and this is reflected in her choice of attire. A no messing type and straight to the point!

The British Fashionista Awards Part 1
The British Fashionista Awards Part 2
The British Fashionista Awards Part 3
The British Fashionista Awards Part 4
The British Fashionista Awards Part 5