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

Close up of 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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 Close Up of Chris Hemsworth at the Rush World Premiere in London.  Photo © Frank John for Famefad.com


Close Up of Chris Hemsworth at the Rush World Premiere in London. Photo © Frank John for Famefad.com

First film premiere of the week after a month off and also a first for September. The Rush Film Premiere was held at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square and all the shots were taken from the garden.

Rush is a film set in the 70s showcasing the famous clash between two top Formula 1 drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt with direction by Ron Howard who directed films such as A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13

The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Natalie Dormer and Josephine De La Raume amongst others.

More on the film check the trailer video.

At the premiere most of the cast were in attendance along with some classic Formula 1 champions including Niki Lauda himself and Jackie Stewart  (didn’t get him).

Shots are mostly trademark head shots and portraits with a couple of fuller length shots.

It was a tough one for the headline between Olivia Wilde who looked knockout and Chris Hemsworth who plays the lead. The sheer mass hysteria with the women surrounding Chris Hemsworth (it was deafening) means he has to grab the headline shot.

Grab the full gallery flash slide show after the jump or grab the Rush World Premiere Gallery if you are on your mobile

 

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 Helen Mirren arrives at the Red " Premiere London Photo Copyright: Frank John for Famefad.com

Helen Mirren arrives at the Red ” Premiere London Photo Copyright: Frank John for Famefad.com

The Red 2 European Premiere was held on Monday 22 July at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square and this film stars Bruce willis, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta Jones and John Malkovitch.

3 of the main stars of the film turned up for the event including Mary Louise Parker, Helen Mirren and of course Bruce Willis.

Other guests at the event included David Haye, Emma Heming, Russell Kane, Taylor Hackford and Katie Malue

Plot:

Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

UK release Date 2 August 2013

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Ultra Close up of Johnny Depp at the Lone Ranger Premiere London. Photo © Frank John for Famefad.com

Ultra Close up of Johnny Depp at the Lone Ranger Premiere London. Photo © Frank John for Famefad.com

The Lone Ranger Film Premiere was held at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square on Sunday 21 July. The film stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and Helena Bonham Carter and is directed by Gore Verbinski.

Regulars know I don’t normally  shoot on weekends by hey……………it’s Johnny Depp and Yes I’m a huge fan so it was a case of business and a personal visit all rolled into one.

Crowds at this event? Oh Yesssss! Wrist Band No 0769 was the number I was wearing. Chances of getting a shot were looking remote indeed and it was chaotic in the crowds with a Capital C!

The red carpet was white and there was a horse? Security were spraying the crowds with water and handing out water bottles and it was jammed solid.

No Helena Bonham Carter!

Kimberley Garner seemed to wow the crowds on the night and claims the red carpet crown.

Photos of Amber Le Bon (daughter of Yasmin Le Bon) have been included as it’s such a nice shot, but it’s  slightly off focus due to the fact I called her name………….. she didn’t look….wrote her off………………put the camera down……………..somebody tapped me and said “she’s looking” and I snapped on a knee jerk reflex muttering the words “What The …?”

Guest List:

Alex Zane (presenting), Amber Le Bon, Armie Hammer, Diana Hardcastle, Diana Vickers, Elizabeth Chambers, George Sampson, Gore Verbinski, Harry Treadaway, Jade Williams, James Frain, Jerry Bruckheimer, John Fashanu, Kimberley Garner, Luke Treadaway, Pixie Lott, Ruth Wilson, Tom Wilkinson

Plot:
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. Rating 6/7/10 Info Courtesy IMDB

UK  Release: 9 august 2013

Trailer:  Video  From what was seen of the trailer at the premiere this film looks decent……………… but you never can tell from just the trailer!

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Hugh Jackman arrives flashing his Audi R8 car keys at The Wolverine Premiere London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

Hugh Jackman arrives flashing his Audi R8 car keys at The Wolverine Premiere London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

The Sixth X Men instalment called Wolverine had it’s UK Premiere at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square in Central London on Tuesday 16 July.

As you can imagine the crowds turned out for this one. Hugh Jackman was of course the main star of the night and quite proudly drove himself to the premiere and arrived on the red carpet via an Audi R8 as in photo above. Typical Hugh Jackman stuff!

Other stars and guests on the red carpet  included Austin Mahone,  Hiroyuki Sanada, James Mangold, Jenny Falconer, Famke Janssen, Kimberly Wyatt, Natasha Khan, Rila Fukushima, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Tao Okamoto and Will Yun Lee.

Bit of a rough night for yours truly, my secret footstool ( a 10 Litre  mayonnaise bucket)  decided to collapse on me after half an hour meaning it was difficult then to get shots. Struggled on regardless and managed to get about 60% of the stars. The mayonnaise bucket was empty in case you’re wondering……could have been much worse!

A mixture of long range shots, close ups,  ful lengths, profiles in front of the press and portrait shots (my fave) All shots taken from the crowd!

Red Carpet dress that did it for me on the night was Natasha Khan. Fashionistas  may think otherwise?

The Wolverine is due for a UK Release of 25 July 2013. Trailer Video

The Wolverine UK Premiere Gallery after the jump. Mobile Friendly Gallery

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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.

The Worlds End Premiere Photo Extra Gallery after the jump.   Gallery for Mobile Users

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

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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