30th October, 2017.
To start off with a certain level of honesty, I am neither British, nor Proud (of being/not being British). I consider myself Australian, and I have an EU passport. I live in London and think it's an awesome city, but last year at some point I kind of discovered that London was actually surrounded by Britan, and that the people of Britain don't necessarily think the same way as people in London. Nice people, I'm sure, but in the "me"-dominated world I prefer to live in, voting against my best interests isn't cool!
So anyway, they had the Pride of Britain awards, and you didn't have to salute the flag or hum the national anthem so after I passed my bag-check and sniffer dog test I was allowed in. Here's how it went down, and here's how embarrassingly little I know about (non-film) British culture:
So... that was that. I'm not British, and I felt a bit out of place in an event containing so few people I knew, but I console myself by remembering (1) I'm not British, (2) the website is called "Premieres.co" and this wasn't a premiere. And yet it's also sobering that after all this time in this country I actually have a finger on so little of the pulse of its popular culture. The photos above represent about 1/3 of the people I photographed, and the ones not posted were ones I knew even LESS about. (And while sobering, it's not necessarily enough so that I'd want to do anything about it, you understand....)
But it's another one for "The Archive" and if numbers count for something, this one's +1.
Until next time!