The latest news from the Fame Fad celebrity photo website for August 2015

Photo of the Month July 2015

Photo of the Month Ella Eyre City Rd for Emporio Armani Nokia Mobile

Photo of the Month Ella Eyre City Rd, London for Emporio Armani Nokia Mobile

The only picture I took in July. A suitably dark but incredibly good picture of rising star Ella Eyre. A picture which brings us nicely onto the bombshell news.

Fame Fad News August 2015

This was initially going to be a 1 liner or at most 1 paragraph news announcement but you soon realise people need reasons and explanations for radical decisions. Especially when there are a lot of people involved. You can’t say that in one line or a paragraph. So this is the long version.

Let me explain. A road sign, small and distant initially has been for the past year or so pointing in a certain direction for me, and has been acknowledged but ignored with a shrug of the shoulders and a “I’m going this way” attitude. Through a recent course of bizarre events this road sign has become so large and powerfully illuminated with huge flashing neon lights, it’s been finally realised this is the direction I HAVE to go. I realise now I have no choice in the matter. It’s not debatable.

SO after much careful consideration over the last couple of months it has been decided there will be no further updates on this website as a result, to focus on this new direction. This, Fame Fad website, what I’m now calling a “project” of 3 years duration, in my opinion has reached its completion and conclusion and the road has reached it’s end. A dead end in fact. Just like a relationship that isn’t going anywhere, you have to let go and move onto pastures new and follow that road sign. They don’t come very often, if at all.

Where it leads I have absolutely no idea. All I know is, that is the direction I have to go.

All associated websites such as Flickr, You Tube, Photoshelter, Tumblr and Twitter will also have no further updates as a result. This is not a temporary but a permanent state of affairs. I have to close this door in order to open the new one. There is no halfway house here.

The and associated websites will still be available in present form and will form a live archive collection of my celebrity photo work. You could say it is a study of fame and celebrity life and events and the entertainment industry in London during 2012-2015. May even produce a book from this material with some stories of which I have many. I also have some unique celebrity photos in storage that have never seen the light of day for various reasons that would make an interesting book in their own right. Some will never be published though, they will be just a personal thing between me and the celebrity concerned for whatever that reason may be.

So Fame Fad is not dead, far from it, but it will live on in a different way and I think in better and far superior and deeper more meaningful forms.

If I ever did come back to the celebrity game, and it is a game, it would be intimate 1 on 1 stuff, just me and the celebrity and no event officials, no paparazzi or press, no screaming fans or graphers. Just me and the star and that’s it. Photos at home, work, studio, dressing room, on set….that sort of thing. Real grass roots stuff with the emphasis on REAL.  If that ever did happen it would appear at and not at Fame Fad. Don’t hold your breath on that one but it’s a pipe dream I’ve had from day one and the way my work was heading in it’s latter stages. I produce my best work  on my own, that I know for sure!

Back to Fame Fad and the way forward from today. All photos are still viewable and available for purchase online. All contact forms and feeds will remain as they are and function as normal. In summary I’m not pulling the plug on the website, certainly not in 2015 and it will probably be around for years to come. It may even change format as more of a showcase instead of a rather dull events in chronological order sort of thing, but the hard fact remains there will be no further updates on this website. That is FACT.

One of my new projects is at which is a pipe dream that is manifesting itself in the real world and seems to be proving head scratchingly popular. Not much in celebrity terms on that website. Not exactly (on the surface) deep subject matter either (basically photos of women walking down the road?). Dig deeper though and their is a whole different agenda going on. Fashion is just a vehicle or a shop window to bring that agenda into being. If truth be known it’s not even about fashion it’s about my favourite subject “women”. This looks to be a tip of the iceberg website that will give rise to some other new offshoot deeper documentary style projects (nothing to do with fashion) which are in the pipeline as a result of this website and will be a radical departure from what I’ve done before.

Where I’m heading, not many have gone before. Maybe a few of the masters from the past. Unlike the Celebrity and Entertainment Industry and Photo Journalism which is saturated with photographers and is a well worn and known and well beaten path. A rather large machete and industrial torch is required where I’m heading and no one but myself will be there. It will be a lonely but potentially highly rewarding journey, or there maybe nothing at the other end.

These projects will probably be in film (analogue) format (have recently acquired film slr and rangefinder cameras and associated gear that are 100% mechanical and don’t even need a battery) and the photos will be hard copy real world and not available in any electronic/digital form. Hence film, it’s a medium that slows you down and is a sod to digitise and get online. Good for deep projects.. What’s not online is unknown, not seen, hard to copy and steal, you could say it also makes it intrinsically more valuable as a result. These projects will be done in a Vivian Maier manner. Anybody who knows that name and her story will know what I’m getting at. You could say this is in no uncertain terms “A Calling”. Again these sort of things don’t happen very often in a lifetime, if at all.

All these projects have nothing to do with fame or celebrities or the entertainment industry, the polar opposite in fact, so probably will not be of interest to most here. Some will be, to put it mildly…. quite unglamorous and ordinary, not really the sort of thing you put on social media. Banal is the word that springs to mind here, but turning that banality into something magnificent. A supreme photographic challenge. No miserable cats or selfies here though!

In summary this radical change in direction, is not about website popularity or hits and fame. It’s not about Twitter followers and retweets or Facebook or Instagram likes. It’s not even about the money. It never was. These new projects are beyond all that, it’s about a deeper creative calling and a radical change of direction you could say? Creating a body of work that has “power” and “meaning” and a “strong message” and a “timeless” quality with the emphasis being on “quality” and UNIQUE being the objective. In hindsight Fame Fad was just a process and journey of realising that fact and reaching this point on the road where I am now. As grand and impressive as Fame Fad is, that’s all it was.

This to most people probably sounds complete and utter madness, the tossing to the wayside of a succesful and popular website, but to any of you creatives out there, you’ll know exactly where I’m coming from. If you don’t follow that sign, you’ll regret it the rest of your life.

I’ll still be around as a photographer but I will just not be involved with celebrities or the entertainment industry in a photo journalist capacity anymore. My other still live websites and social media are listed at the end of this news article if you wish to follow me in my new capacities. BUT if you’re looking for that celebrity buzz you’re probably better off elsewhere.

Fame Fad has been one fantastic journey, but like all journeys it had to end sooner or later. 3 years (on and off) all told is a pretty good run. (5 if you include my earlier blogging days) Courses of higher learning such as Degrees, strangely and coincidentally, also run for that period of time.

I would like to thank all @famefad followers for their support and interest during this projects duration.

I would also like to thank certain other photographers, websites, graphers (autograph hunters), event officials and security (you know who you are) for providing access, information or just a good spot to make these photos possible. Without which half these photos would not be here at all.

It has been one hell of a rollercoaster ride! Hope you enjoyed the ride as much as I did.

Frank John
Founder, Owner and Photographer

Frank John Photography Websites London Fashion and Street Style currently a business card/shop window style photographers website that is set to radically change late this year/early next which may feature some of my new work. A new Twitter also in the pipeline. One to keep an eye on!

Social Media
@fjgirls twitter for
@ThatFJ my personal twitter mainly arty stuff on here. A creative doodle pad/diary kick a ball round the park sort of Twitter Page. Erratic and not very frequent updates!
@fjgirlsmobile the fjgirls instagram

Others in the pipeline especially Flickr, instagram and You Tube.



Fearne Cotton arrives at The Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015.

The latest celebrity event news and behind the scenes goings on at Fame Fad for July 2015 with added waffle which seemed to be popular last month?

Photo of the Month June 2015

Fearne Cotton arrives at The Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015. Part 2

Fearne Cotton arrives at The Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015.

First off photo of the month for June 2015. It was a tricky one but on 3rd June I knew that I had my photo of the month. We’ve got names in June like Amber Heard, Channing Tatum, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Lady Gaga, Kate Hudson and many others but this shot of Fearne Cotton is the one for me. WHY?

1. Technically Good selective lighting, she’s illuminated nicely and the annoying railings in the background are not. Results she pops out of the frame. It looks like she’s standing still but she was moving at a rate of knots as shown by her hair. Bang on focus,nice smile and direct eye contact seal the deal.
2. She’s pregnant and still hitting the mark in red carpet fashion terms which is not easy to achieve as all the celebrity names mentioned previously would acknowledge and raise their hat to.
3. The red ball clutch handbag thing I’ve never seen before, it’s a one off and that alone warrants a photo of the month tag.
4. She’s a bit of a National Institution having been at Radio 1 for 10 years and has recently left. She’s a bit of a fashion icon as well. What better way to mark that fact

I think 4 pretty good reasons for her to be photo of the month. I could name others!


Timing is critical in this game. What Henri Cartier-Bresson called the decisive moment is very relevant in this sphere of work. Incredibly so.  More importantly once you’ve got that decisive moment you’ve got to get those pictures out there as fast as possible so time is critical here also, otherwise you are quite simply wasting your time.

This is something that I’ve been looking at for some time with internet cafe’s being the way to go for me. saves on carrying a laptop around worrying about batteries being charged, getting a good mobile or wi fi connection and on and on, not to mention the weight.  Some paps photo rucksacks I’ve struggled to pick up let alone get onto my back. Downside of internet cafe’s  is there is always a  lag from when you take the picture to when the outside world actually sees it which in this day and age is not good.

Some paps I know have ditched their laptops and are using Ipad Air 2  (the wafer thin one). Again this is something I’ve looked at with a lot of interest but again it’s not without it’s cons. Yes they’re light but are not as powerful as a laptop or PC and only rudimentary image editing can be done. They are also quite fiddly to use and quite fragile. An option that is still being considered though.

Some mirrorless cameras enable you to take a picture with a top notch camera (such as Sony A7 full frame series), send it to your phone via an app and from there you can post it out to the world. 10 seconds is the delay plus the time to log into your social media website and type out the message. Food for thought as well although it’s well known mirrorless cameras can’t hold a light to a DSLR for speed photography such as sports and paparazzi high speed action work where it’s all over in 2-3 seconds tops.

So the battle goes on in my mind over what technology really convinces me to make the switch from dinosaur internet cafe’s to the latest instantaneous delivery of photos from the world of celebrity but when it happens it will transform this website!


Fame Fad News July 2015

1. Photoshelter News
Photoshelter News All the photo galleries for Fame Fad are not hosted on this website but are hosted at Photoshelter at Recently had an email from these people who are based in New York that the package I’m on has been upgraded which means the following.
a) 8 or 9 funkier designs are available to showcase my work instead of the bog standard vanilla flavour that is out there at present. May try the Ben and Jerry’s Mint and Triple ORGANIC Chocolate chip and Pistachio flavour variety. They also got a very nice Haagen Daz!
b) I now have the option of using as the domain name for the gallery Instead of An example would be Still being looked at but this is quite a significant development at no extra cost to yours truly. Changes if any will happen during the dead period between late July and August this year.

2. You Tube
No updates have been done on this channel since Christmas and with a whopping 1 subscriber it’s pretty obvious this channel is getting the thumbs down in viewing and subscriber terms in it’s present format. So it’s back to the drawing board to come up with some different ideas for this channel. In it’s present form it’s just not worth investing any more time and effort in as videos do take a surprising amount of work to produce. I’m not one for flogging a dead horse and I have to say my first love is stills photography si it’s no loss for me personally! Rita Ora performing live seems to be the most popular video THAT may provide the future direction of this You Tube Channel. BUT as always watch for further news on that one

3. Camera Gear you may have noticed in June I’ve acquired some new lenses. A 70-200 style Tele zoom for longer range work such as hotels and large events and a wide angle to normal zoom for close up pap and red carpet situations. I’m not a huge fan of zooms but in this game they are pretty much essential. The result will be a dramatically different look to the photos and the ability to get shots that I otherwise would not be able to get which has got to be a good thing!

Celebrity Event News
July is what I call the start of the wind down season with late July and August being the dead times of the year in conjunction with the school holidays. Here’s what I know of that’s on in July.

1 July British Grand Prix Ball Royal Artillery Gardens in the City
Will not be at this event but a cracking guest list is expected to arrive.

One Crazy Thing – European Premiere
Wednesday 1st July

Genesis Cinema, London

Starring: Ray Panthaki, Daisy Bevan, Dan Renton Skinner

3 July Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards Park Lane Hilton Hotel.
Good mixture of celebrities at this event both old and new. Will nott be there for the arrivals (other things on) but will try and make it for the departures


**Ant-Man – European Premiere**
Wednesday 8 July

Odeon Leicester Square, London

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Hayley Atwell, Michael Douglas

If hotel known will be papping there for certain.


As always keep an eye on the @famefad twitter for the latest news.

Fame Fad will be changing in content format from next week 10 September after being pretty dormant for 3 months and will become more photo focused as in a photo blog with photos provided by yours truly most of the time instead of merely a celebrity news blog with the odd out of date photo added to spice things up a bit. A taste of what is heading your way has been happening sporadically over the last few weeks and months.

So if you’re after the latest news on Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry romance? and whether Tulisa has dyed her hair back from blonde or whether Cheryl Cole has her arm in a cast or not after the recent car crash with Will.I.Am you will be in the wrong place as from next week. There’s literally thousands of websites out there now that write about that stuff and the net is saturated with it, with every man and his dog setting up websites, so I recommend you go to one of those.

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Megan Fox visits Letterman

Megan Fox visits Letterman

Fame Fad News: Currently working on some new websites and blogs, some are celebrity related while others are not, hence the lack of updates recently. This work will be ongoing from now until Mid Summer 2012.

Due to the sheer amount of work and quantity of sites involved this will adversely affect post frequency and quantity on this site. Updates will be infrequent at best. Normal service will resume after Mid Summer 2012 where the format and structure of this blog will be changing in content terms.

Megan Fox by the way has nothing to do with this headline, just put her name in there to get your attention……………worked didn’t it. A photo of Megan Fox who is currently FHM ‘s (UK) 7th Sexiest Woman in the World to ponder over in the meantime.

Watch for further news!.




The Sir Ben Kingsley Profile featuring biography details, latest news with photo and video galleries. Also features Ben Kingsley Twitter and Facebook and official website links and further information.


Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji (31 December 1943) is an English actor who has won an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in his career. He is known for starring as Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi in 1982, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also known for his performances in the films Schindler’s List (1993), Sexy Beast (2000) and House of Sand and Fog (2003). Recent roles include in 2010 Shutter Island and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and in  2011 Hugo


Born Krishna Pandit Bhanji
31 December 1943 (1943-12-31)
Snainton, North Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1966–present

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The Bear Grylls Profile featuring biography details, latest news with photo and video galleries. Also features Bear Grylls Twitter and Facebook and official website links and further information.


Edward Michael “Bear” Grylls (born 7 June 1974) is an English adventurer, writer and television presenter. He is best known for his television series Man vs. Wild, known as Born Survivor in the United Kingdom. In July 2009, Grylls was appointed the youngest ever Chief Scout at the age of 35.

Born Edward Michael Grylls
7 June 1974 (1974-06-07)
United Kingdom
Residence A barge moored by Battersea Bridge on the River Thames, England
An island on Llŷn Peninsula, Abersoch, North Wales
Occupation Chief Scout
Motivational speaker
Television presenter

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The  Barack Obama Profile featuring biography details, latest  news with  photo and video galleries. Also features Barack Obama Twitter and Facebook and   official website links and further information.

Barack Hussein Obama II  born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential.

As president, Obama signed economic stimulus legislation in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Other domestic policy initiatives include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 and the Budget Control Act of 2011.

In foreign policy, he ended the war in Iraq, increased troop levels in Afghanistan, signed the New START arms control treaty with Russia, ordered US involvement in the 2011 Libya military intervention, and ordered the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. In April 2011, Obama declared his intention to seek re-election in the 2012 presidential election.


Born Barack Hussein Obama II
August 4, 1961 (1961-08-04)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (1992–present)
Children Malia (born 1998)
Sasha (born 2001)
Residence White House (Official)
Chicago, Illinois (Private)
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The Bar Refaeli Profile featuring biography details, latest news with photo and video galleries. Also features Bar Refaeli Twitter and Facebook and official website links and further information.


Bar Refaeli ‎(born 4 June 1985) is an Israeli model and occasional actress, most known for her modeling work and for her relationship with American actor Leonardo DiCaprio. She was the cover model of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Born 4 June 1985 (1985-06-04)
Hod HaSharon, Israel
Occupation Model, actress
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8.5 in)
Eye color Blue[1]
Measurements 89-60-89 (EU) (35C-24-35)

Agency Storm Model Management (London)
ONE Management (New York City)
IMG Models (Paris)

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The Bam Margera Profile featuring biography details, latest news with photo and video galleries. Also features Bam Margera Twitter and Facebook and official website links and further information.

Brandon Cole “Bam” Margera born September 28, 1979 is an American professional skateboarder, television and radio personality, actor and daredevil. He released a series of videos under the CKY banner and came to prominence after being drafted into MTV’s Jackass crew. He has since appeared in MTV’s Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union, all three Jackass movies, and Haggard and Minghags, both of which he co-wrote and directed.

Born Brandon Cole Margera
September 28, 1979 (1979-09-28)
West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Stuntman
Years active 1998-Present

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The new header for Fame Fad went live late last night and it features Adele performing live at the 2012 54th Grammy Awards held on 12 February. She replaces Rosie Huntington Whitely who was the face of Fame Fad since the beginning of 2012.

So why Adele? As if that needs answering! A total whitewash at this years 2012 Grammy Awards coming away with 6 awards, nobody else even came close. Supremely talented of the calibre you don’t see that often and above all else even after all this fame and glory she still has her feet planted firmly on the ground and is a down to earth London girl that just loves to sing!

There’s two types of Fame out there, that which is based on hype and that which is based on Talent. Adele is the latter and that’s something I would personally love flying the Fame Fad flag….. and so it is!

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