The 2017 Olivier Awards, Royal Albert Hall

April 9th, 2017

I'd been back in the country for less than 24hours (I had been in Germany on a holiday that coincided with the premieres of The Smurfs : The Lost Village and Fast & Furious 8) when I arrived at the Royal Albert Hall for this year's Oliviers, the award ceremony that has proven my utter lack of knowledge of the cultural cornerstone of national theatre in 2014, 2015 and 2016). Where else would I be in 2017 except right here to do it again?

Here's how it went down (file note : all references to nominees and winners were added after the event, and should not be taken as evidence of my credibility!):

For the last three years the Oliviers have been held at the Royal Opera House in Drury Lane, and the last two of those I photographed the event from *outside the event* mostly to impress the kind of girls who are clearly not impressed by that, I suspect.

For the last three years the Oliviers have been held at the Royal Opera House in Drury Lane, and the last two of those I photographed the event from *outside the event* mostly to impress the kind of girls who are clearly not impressed by that, I suspect.

After spending some time in a queue behind the kind of people who ask each other "What Do You Do Outside Of Theatre?" in a way that sounds vaguely accusatory, I've got a wristband and a spot in a pen, and a knowledge of all things theatrical that's informed by hours of..... queueing for theatre awards (The Oliviers and The Evening Standard Awards, for example) if I'm honest.

After spending some time in a queue behind the kind of people who ask each other "What Do You Do Outside Of Theatre?" in a way that sounds vaguely accusatory, I've got a wristband and a spot in a pen, and a knowledge of all things theatrical that's informed by hours of..... queueing for theatre awards (The Oliviers and The Evening Standard Awards, for example) if I'm honest.

The view away from my perspective is lovely - a beautiful building, a stage I can't see, and a blue sky so cloudless I assume it's mostly hallucinatory in nature.

The view away from my perspective is lovely - a beautiful building, a stage I can't see, and a blue sky so cloudless I assume it's mostly hallucinatory in nature.

"I couldn't find my GoPro or iPhone so I brought this?"

"I couldn't find my GoPro or iPhone so I brought this?"

The Olivier Awards Dossier contains all the information required for the smooth running of the event, including the what to do if Dame Judi Dench and Damen Helen Mirren get into a fistfight

The Olivier Awards Dossier contains all the information required for the smooth running of the event, including the what to do if Dame Judi Dench and Damen Helen Mirren get into a fistfight

Partial map of the venue. Not shown : the complicated mathematical formulae that explained how, even though I arrived at the event half an hour before one of my friends, I got wristband #165 while he got #150.

Partial map of the venue. Not shown : the complicated mathematical formulae that explained how, even though I arrived at the event half an hour before one of my friends, I got wristband #165 while he got #150.

Fantastic news if you're John Tiffany - two nominations in the same category. Either that, or the parent of that set of twins did their dual offspring a great disservice. (Edited to add : John Tiffany WON!!! - for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)

Fantastic news if you're John Tiffany - two nominations in the same category. Either that, or the parent of that set of twins did their dual offspring a great disservice. (Edited to add : John Tiffany WON!!! - for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)

"I'm goint to do my interviews down here on this comfortable bit of carpet. Do we know if Michael Fassbender is showing up to this thing, by the way?"

"I'm goint to do my interviews down here on this comfortable bit of carpet. Do we know if Michael Fassbender is showing up to this thing, by the way?"

"Theatre? But I hearly even know her!" "That joke is so 2016..."

"Theatre? But I hearly even know her!"
"That joke is so 2016..."

After what seems like years of lobbying in the belief that the Laurence Olivier Award logo was too glowering and scary for young children to make eye-contact with, I now wish to retract my prior criticism. I saw no sign of the logo today, except as a small pin on the lapel of one attendee. I miss the glowering logo! BRING IT BACK!

After what seems like years of lobbying in the belief that the Laurence Olivier Award logo was too glowering and scary for young children to make eye-contact with, I now wish to retract my prior criticism. I saw no sign of the logo today, except as a small pin on the lapel of one attendee. I miss the glowering logo! BRING IT BACK!

I don't know who this is , but "Guy Wearing Bow Tie" is one of the basic rules of event photography I try to follow.

I don't know who this is , but "Guy Wearing Bow Tie" is one of the basic rules of event photography I try to follow.

I know this is Ophelia Lovibond, although at present (which is 23:59 on Sunday evening) my mind is hazy as to the precise thing I associate her with. Other than this event, I mean.

I know this is Ophelia Lovibond, although at present (which is 23:59 on Sunday evening) my mind is hazy as to the precise thing I associate her with. Other than this event, I mean.

I also don't know who this is, but "people hugging people at awards shows" is also a genre of picture that has some payoff, as long-lost castmates who might have worked together (last year perhaps, or yesterday) see each other for the first time (in months, or twelve hours perhaps).

I also don't know who this is, but "people hugging people at awards shows" is also a genre of picture that has some payoff, as long-lost castmates who might have worked together (last year perhaps, or yesterday) see each other for the first time (in months, or twelve hours perhaps).

"I don't care if it's rude to leave a guy hanging in the midst of an air-highfive, Deirdre. This is THEATRE, Deidre. We do AIR-KISSES, not air-highfives"

"I don't care if it's rude to leave a guy hanging in the midst of an air-highfive, Deirdre. This is THEATRE, Deidre. We do AIR-KISSES, not air-highfives"

I don't know who this is, but I went to all the trouble of converting the photo to black'n'white before wireimage.com refused to tell me who she was, and I'm keeping her. So to speak.

I don't know who this is, but I went to all the trouble of converting the photo to black'n'white before wireimage.com refused to tell me who she was, and I'm keeping her. So to speak.

I also don't know who this is (on the right) (or on the let, come to think of it). But her lace dress looks like the best tablecloth your Mum won't let you use except for special occasions, and he's got a Leica camera around his neck. True story / sidenote : I was once called a "hipster douche" by a complete stranger in Sydney for having one, and I.... kind a didn't deny it.

I also don't know who this is (on the right) (or on the let, come to think of it). But her lace dress looks like the best tablecloth your Mum won't let you use except for special occasions, and he's got a Leica camera around his neck. True story / sidenote : I was once called a "hipster douche" by a complete stranger in Sydney for having one, and I.... kind a didn't deny it.

I don't know who this man is, but his expression is SERIOUS. And that's what theatre is : SERIOUS. Some of the paparazzi in the press cordon even wore TIES to this event, while I wore a baseball cap with a shiny LA on it. It stands for (I) Love All (Things Related To Theatre).

I don't know who this man is, but his expression is SERIOUS. And that's what theatre is : SERIOUS. Some of the paparazzi in the press cordon even wore TIES to this event, while I wore a baseball cap with a shiny LA on it. It stands for (I) Love All (Things Related To Theatre).

Gary Barlow, wondering whether it's his fans that are screaming that loudly, or whether fans of London Theatre are putting down their monocles, programs and canapes to also shout loudly at him.

Gary Barlow, wondering whether it's his fans that are screaming that loudly, or whether fans of London Theatre are putting down their monocles, programs and canapes to also shout loudly at him.

"What do the sunflowers symbolise? Grit, determination, and a penchant for casual violence. Why... what do they symbolise in your pathetic culture?"

"What do the sunflowers symbolise? Grit, determination, and a penchant for casual violence. Why... what do they symbolise in your pathetic culture?"

"When I remove my hand from this geometric-based hypnotism design, you'll be volunteering me your credit cards and pins, and it won't even be theft" - Haydn Gwynne (edited to add : nominated for Best Actres in a supporting role in a musical)

"When I remove my hand from this geometric-based hypnotism design, you'll be volunteering me your credit cards and pins, and it won't even be theft" - Haydn Gwynne (edited to add : nominated for Best Actres in a supporting role in a musical)

Sadly I don't know who this is.

Sadly I don't know who this is.

Sadly I don't know who this is, but, you know.... bow tie means that he's in focus, and not the guy in the background with the intense focus and the slice through his hairstyle.

Sadly I don't know who this is, but, you know.... bow tie means that he's in focus, and not the guy in the background with the intense focus and the slice through his hairstyle.

I feel like I should know who Lily Frazer is. Either that, or the familiarity comes from the dressthat looks like a number of shower curtain designs (or striped toothpastes) I've known in my time.

I feel like I should know who Lily Frazer is. Either that, or the familiarity comes from the dressthat looks like a number of shower curtain designs (or striped toothpastes) I've known in my time.

Two men, two bowties; one with an insouciant expression, the other with a beard and flared hair. But this is the Oliviers and I'm laying my bets on the guy in the backgroudn as the more important of the two. In the world of theatre, I mean. The dude on the left might be talking somebody through an appendectomy right now

Two men, two bowties; one with an insouciant expression, the other with a beard and flared hair. But this is the Oliviers and I'm laying my bets on the guy in the backgroudn as the more important of the two. In the world of theatre, I mean. The dude on the left might be talking somebody through an appendectomy right now

"Ma'am, the way in is to your right where I'm pointing" "The day I take advice on where to walk from a guy with a security earpiece and not a stage director is the day I stop breathing and stop doing theatre, sir."

"Ma'am, the way in is to your right where I'm pointing"
"The day I take advice on where to walk from a guy with a security earpiece and not a stage director is the day I stop breathing and stop doing theatre, sir."

I don't know who Elize du Toit is, or who designed either her dress or the slice removed from it.

I don't know who Elize du Toit is, or who designed either her dress or the slice removed from it.

Rafe Spall (at right) is possiby still best known for being the weird biologist (xenozoologist?) in Prometheus, although he was also in Life of Pi (edited to add: but he was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Hedda Gabler' on the night)

Rafe Spall (at right) is possiby still best known for being the weird biologist (xenozoologist?) in Prometheus, although he was also in Life of Pi (edited to add: but he was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Hedda Gabler' on the night)

"Hey, there, cripplingly culturally impoverished folk!" - this is Amber Riley, who won the Olivier for Best Actress in a Musical. (And hey, just because I wear an LA Dodgers cap doesn't mean I'm culturally impoverished. It merely IMPLIES it).

"Hey, there, cripplingly culturally impoverished folk!" - this is Amber Riley, who won the Olivier for Best Actress in a Musical. (And hey, just because I wear an LA Dodgers cap doesn't mean I'm culturally impoverished. It merely IMPLIES it).

Rather unfairly, they don't give out awards for wearing black leather-ish gloves on a hot April day in full sun. Not at a theatre awards event, anyway.

Rather unfairly, they don't give out awards for wearing black leather-ish gloves on a hot April day in full sun. Not at a theatre awards event, anyway.

"If any of y'all need a button, just ask. None of these are load bearing"

"If any of y'all need a button, just ask. None of these are load bearing"

I don't know who Carley Stenson is, but the semi-Goth dress is pretty cool. And in the direct sunlight must be absorbing quite the amount of radiation

I don't know who Carley Stenson is, but the semi-Goth dress is pretty cool. And in the direct sunlight must be absorbing quite the amount of radiation

"I'm trying to establish my streetcred with these gangsigns I picked up during my travels, but the guy on the bottom right has gotten himself a pretty great and mem-worthy face. Photograph him while I come up with something better" Audra McDonald

"I'm trying to establish my streetcred with these gangsigns I picked up during my travels, but the guy on the bottom right has gotten himself a pretty great and mem-worthy face. Photograph him while I come up with something better" Audra McDonald

I don't know who Charlotte Hope is, and while I suspect the lack of knowledge is mutual between us, the motivation to do something about that is rather more one-sided. Or rather, it's quarter past midnight right now and pretty well-balanced.

I don't know who Charlotte Hope is, and while I suspect the lack of knowledge is mutual between us, the motivation to do something about that is rather more one-sided. Or rather, it's quarter past midnight right now and pretty well-balanced.

"You never called me..." "That's because we never met and exchanged numbers." "You have foiled my plot. Well-played, Madam"  

"You never called me..."
"That's because we never met and exchanged numbers."
"You have foiled my plot. Well-played, Madam"

 

I don't know who this is, but he was one of the most sought-after (?) autographs several of the people in my pen wanted and were very happy when they got. (edited to add / hypothesise : Lin-Manuel Miranda, from Hamilton? With thanks to Amy!)

I don't know who this is, but he was one of the most sought-after (?) autographs several of the people in my pen wanted and were very happy when they got.
(edited to add / hypothesise : Lin-Manuel Miranda, from Hamilton? With thanks to Amy!)

I believe this is Tom Hollander, and I believe the words he said when asked for an autograph was "THIS IS AN AWARDS CEREMONY!". Well... sure. But approached elsewhere and under different circumstances he could also say "This is a newsagent!", "This is a tile store" and "This is my backyard" so I'm not sure what he meant by that. (edited to add : he was nominated for but did not win Best Actor)

I believe this is Tom Hollander, and I believe the words he said when asked for an autograph was "THIS IS AN AWARDS CEREMONY!". Well... sure. But approached elsewhere and under different circumstances he could also say "This is a newsagent!", "This is a tile store" and "This is my backyard" so I'm not sure what he meant by that. (edited to add : he was nominated for but did not win Best Actor)

"So you head back down the stairs, turn right, turn right again, then turn right and right one moretime. Then the Royal Albert Hall, which is where you want to be. Alternatively you could turn around and walk up the stairs behind you...." - I believe this is Alfie Boe?

"So you head back down the stairs, turn right, turn right again, then turn right and right one moretime. Then the Royal Albert Hall, which is where you want to be. Alternatively you could turn around and walk up the stairs behind you...." - I believe this is Alfie Boe?

"Now if you could reply to all my emails on my Blackberry while I'm inside sipping champagne and canapes, that'd be grand" - Emma Williams (edited to add : nominated for Best Actress in a supporting role in a musical)

"Now if you could reply to all my emails on my Blackberry while I'm inside sipping champagne and canapes, that'd be grand" - Emma Williams (edited to add : nominated for Best Actress in a supporting role in a musical)

"I had my hair straightened weeks ago in preparation for the Oliviers" - Australian comedian / singer Tim Minchin

"I had my hair straightened weeks ago in preparation for the Oliviers" - Australian comedian / singer Tim Minchin

I was as pleased to photograph Queen bandmember Brian May as the next person, until inevitably his hair ended up obscuring views of Ruth Wilson, one of the few actresses I've photographed many times but *NEVER* as well as she (or I) deserve.

I was as pleased to photograph Queen bandmember Brian May as the next person, until inevitably his hair ended up obscuring views of Ruth Wilson, one of the few actresses I've photographed many times but *NEVER* as well as she (or I) deserve.

But before Brian May's hair had a chance to obscure views of Ruth Wilson, there were about a hundred people and a woman wearing sunglasses and a yellow dress.

But before Brian May's hair had a chance to obscure views of Ruth Wilson, there were about a hundred people and a woman wearing sunglasses and a yellow dress.

"I'm sorry - am I blocking your views of Ruth Wilson too?" - Sir Kenneth Branagh.

"I'm sorry - am I blocking your views of Ruth Wilson too?" - Sir Kenneth Branagh.

It's Ruth Wilson! (was it good for you too?) (edited to add : sadly, she was nominated in but did not win the category of 'Best Actress' on the night)

It's Ruth Wilson! (was it good for you too?) (edited to add : sadly, she was nominated in but did not win the category of 'Best Actress' on the night)

John Boyega is probably best known for being involved in a toy and merchandise line that also occasionally releases movies and generates spin-offs that also sell toys and merchanchandise. I forget what it's called, but he was also in the movie 'Attack The Block'.

John Boyega is probably best known for being involved in a toy and merchandise line that also occasionally releases movies and generates spin-offs that also sell toys and merchanchandise. I forget what it's called, but he was also in the movie 'Attack The Block'.

John Boyega again, effortlessly showing the exact amount of enthusiasm I'm able to muster these days whenever Disney announce yet another another Star Wars or Marvel movie, or DC does anything at all.

John Boyega again, effortlessly showing the exact amount of enthusiasm I'm able to muster these days whenever Disney announce yet another another Star Wars or Marvel movie, or DC does anything at all.

"I ain't never heard of no 'Star Wars'. More of a 'Trek' man, myself. Also, I'm in THEATRE, okay? Ask me about that"

"I ain't never heard of no 'Star Wars'. More of a 'Trek' man, myself. Also, I'm in THEATRE, okay? Ask me about that"

"Love your beanie, man; but I adore that your dedication to wearing it extends to days when it's 25 degrees celsius and sunny" - Arinze Kene was in last year's BFI Flare "The Pass" (by which I mean the movie and the premiere)

"Love your beanie, man; but I adore that your dedication to wearing it extends to days when it's 25 degrees celsius and sunny" - Arinze Kene was in last year's BFI Flare "The Pass" (by which I mean the movie and the premiere)

"Well, you're nowhere near the airport and you don't appear to have a ticket, so no we can't really help you with your luggage, madam" - Louise Redknapp

"Well, you're nowhere near the airport and you don't appear to have a ticket, so no we can't really help you with your luggage, madam" - Louise Redknapp

Glenda Jackson is a dual Oscar-for-best-Actress winner, so if you don't know who she is, it's your own damn fault, and not the fault of Marvel for not yet casting her as a villian in the latest Iron Man or something. (edited to add : she was nominated for Best Actress for 'King Lear' on the night)

Glenda Jackson is a dual Oscar-for-best-Actress winner, so if you don't know who she is, it's your own damn fault, and not the fault of Marvel for not yet casting her as a villian in the latest Iron Man or something. (edited to add : she was nominated for Best Actress for 'King Lear' on the night)

"The dress? I'm nominated for an Olivier Award, and all you can talk about is THE DRESS?" Noma Dumezweni wasn't just nominated, she also WON the award for Best Supporting Actress for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

"The dress? I'm nominated for an Olivier Award, and all you can talk about is THE DRESS?" Noma Dumezweni wasn't just nominated, she also WON the award for Best Supporting Actress for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

"You can help me up the stairs if you want, but you touch my scarf and you risk my wrath, Lady..." - Sir Ian Mackellen didn't look too well on the day, but he's still awesome (as is the scarf) - he was nominated for Best Actor for 'No Man's Land', which is notable not just for his nomination, but because it was THE ONE MUSICAL OR THEATRE PERFORMANCE I SAW LAST YEAR (and yes, insofar as it makes a difference, he was great in it)

"You can help me up the stairs if you want, but you touch my scarf and you risk my wrath, Lady..." - Sir Ian Mackellen didn't look too well on the day, but he's still awesome (as is the scarf) - he was nominated for Best Actor for 'No Man's Land', which is notable not just for his nomination, but because it was THE ONE MUSICAL OR THEATRE PERFORMANCE I SAW LAST YEAR (and yes, insofar as it makes a difference, he was great in it)

You'd think that if you'd heard the name 'Cush Jumbo' before, you would always remember where and when and the exact context, but right now I'm drawing a complete blank. It could be the lack of sleep or possibly that I'm not good with people.

You'd think that if you'd heard the name 'Cush Jumbo' before, you would always remember where and when and the exact context, but right now I'm drawing a complete blank. It could be the lack of sleep or possibly that I'm not good with people.

Tim Rice - 3 Academy Awards for Best song - Lion King, Aladdin and Evita, but that's still two fewer best Actress Oscars than Glenda Jackson has won.

Tim Rice - 3 Academy Awards for Best song - Lion King, Aladdin and Evita, but that's still two fewer best Actress Oscars than Glenda Jackson has won.

"Insult the dress and I insult our face". I'm mainly puzzling over whether the dress is the dress she's wearing underneath the thing that's also a dress, or whether it's the dress itself that's the only dress.

"Insult the dress and I insult our face". I'm mainly puzzling over whether the dress is the dress she's wearing underneath the thing that's also a dress, or whether it's the dress itself that's the only dress.

"Mark Rylance's Hat feat. Mark Rylance" is how I believe his RnB/Rap releases are marketed. And when the hat isn't off doing solo tours and collaborating with Jay-Z and The Edge, Mark Rylance himself is winning Oscars and being in Steven Spielberg movies... so they clearly make a great team.

"Mark Rylance's Hat feat. Mark Rylance" is how I believe his RnB/Rap releases are marketed. And when the hat isn't off doing solo tours and collaborating with Jay-Z and The Edge, Mark Rylance himself is winning Oscars and being in Steven Spielberg movies... so they clearly make a great team.

"Do you mind if I take a photo of you? I know you just survived a gauntlet of Paparazzi, so I thought I'd better ask in case you're still feeling woozy" - I don't (yet) know who Clare Foster is, but I do (now) know what she looks like. (edited to add : she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for 'Travesties')

"Do you mind if I take a photo of you? I know you just survived a gauntlet of Paparazzi, so I thought I'd better ask in case you're still feeling woozy" - I don't (yet) know who Clare Foster is, but I do (now) know what she looks like. (edited to add : she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for 'Travesties')

In the same way as I've never photographed actress Billie Piper before, she's also never been photographed by me. So we have this in common on a hot early April afternoon. And by the day's end, Miss Piper had won an Olivier for Best Actress, and I'd returned to St Pancras to find that the train issues on my rail line eight ours before still had not been fixed eight hours later. Because f**k you, Britain's overpriced and under-engineered Rail Network.

In the same way as I've never photographed actress Billie Piper before, she's also never been photographed by me. So we have this in common on a hot early April afternoon. And by the day's end, Miss Piper had won an Olivier for Best Actress, and I'd returned to St Pancras to find that the train issues on my rail line eight ours before still had not been fixed eight hours later. Because f**k you, Britain's overpriced and under-engineered Rail Network.

Billie Piper was both in Doctor Who (2005-2013) and The Secret Diary of a Callgirl (2007-2011) but before that actually had a music career I'm not quite game enough to admit I might vaguely recall.

Billie Piper was both in Doctor Who (2005-2013) and The Secret Diary of a Callgirl (2007-2011) but before that actually had a music career I'm not quite game enough to admit I might vaguely recall.

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reads like an overly simple copy of any number of Star Trek episode? I disagree totally. Is that because I'm paid by them? Of course!" - Jamie Parker is not merely in that play, he won the Olivier for Best Actor on the night.

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reads like an overly simple copy of any number of Star Trek episode? I disagree totally. Is that because I'm paid by them? Of course!" - Jamie Parker is not merely in that play, he won the Olivier for Best Actor on the night.

"We can't go over there. Somebody wants me to sign a big black fur coat and I'm worried" - I photographed Game of Thrones' Kit Harington with Game of Thrones' Rose Leslie at last year's Olivier Awards too, except back at the time the alive-or-dead status of their characters (specifically his) wasn't quite as definitive.

"We can't go over there. Somebody wants me to sign a big black fur coat and I'm worried" - I photographed Game of Thrones' Kit Harington with Game of Thrones' Rose Leslie at last year's Olivier Awards too, except back at the time the alive-or-dead status of their characters (specifically his) wasn't quite as definitive.

"Those "You Know Nothing, Jon Snow" jokes are dated, bro!" - I'm not so sure. After the battles he commanded in season six, I think Rose Leslie's attitude to Jon Snow's brazen military ineptitude might be coloured by the fact she's dating the guy (assuming the guy is the character and not the human being playing him)

"Those "You Know Nothing, Jon Snow" jokes are dated, bro!" - I'm not so sure. After the battles he commanded in season six, I think Rose Leslie's attitude to Jon Snow's brazen military ineptitude might be coloured by the fact she's dating the guy (assuming the guy is the character and not the human being playing him)

I'm not entirely certain of the cultural importance of Amanda Holden even after having lived in the UK for a nonconsecutive period of 6 or 7 years in the past decade. After having photographed her at this year's Oliviers, I'm mainly interested in figuring out what colour her dress is. Is it..... like... 'chiffon' or something?

I'm not entirely certain of the cultural importance of Amanda Holden even after having lived in the UK for a nonconsecutive period of 6 or 7 years in the past decade. After having photographed her at this year's Oliviers, I'm mainly interested in figuring out what colour her dress is. Is it..... like... 'chiffon' or something?

I also don't know who Sophie McShera is, but her dress is kind of the logical extension of what's been happening with Star Trek uniforms and Superhero costumes over the past decade, with everything that used to be smooth now having ridges and ripples and dots and stuff..

I also don't know who Sophie McShera is, but her dress is kind of the logical extension of what's been happening with Star Trek uniforms and Superhero costumes over the past decade, with everything that used to be smooth now having ridges and ripples and dots and stuff..

Somebody near me said "she's a singer", but if I'm 100% honest I wasn't looking in the same direction as that person at the time, so I don't entirely know if they meant the lady in the white dress.

Somebody near me said "she's a singer", but if I'm 100% honest I wasn't looking in the same direction as that person at the time, so I don't entirely know if they meant the lady in the white dress.

And that, everybody, is how I spend my Sundays : standing in a pen, mostly confused, photographing many people I don't know, and later finding out how successful my strategy of "photograph people who look interesting, and hope they end up winning" was. This year? Rather poor.  But it's a hobby! (And another entry into the Archive of Movie Premieres)

Until next time!

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