December 11th, 2017.
Some days, especially days when the temperatures hover around the 1-2 degrees celsius range, and also days when you're not really inclined towards standing outside for long hours (especially in order not to get a cold for the third time in a fortnight) you start looking at other ways to photograph a premiere. Original, risky, but almost certainly warmer ways.
Time, in other words, to look at the King of Burgers and buy myself a seat for a couple of hours and see how it goes down:
Lily James with no, one or two hands on hips, and even one view partially blocked by lighting rig scaffolding : I do try to cater to every whim in these journals.
Above : Lily James layers up... meanwhile amongs the crowds in Burger King the temperature has seen me remove THREE layers of clothing. For what it's worth, I've still got another two layers before I'm definitely going to be asked to leave (and if that happens it's cold enough that I'll be needing those layers again...)
So.... that was that. If I'm honest, I'm going to call it a noble failure. It's not a bad space to gawk from, but as a vantagepoint from which to take decent photos in this configuration the stage is too close, the media at too far an angle, and specifically at this premiere the dropoff provided no fans for arrivals to interact with.But it's good to try new things, and take risks, and see what happens. Especially on premieres where you can 'afford' to play and mess up.
And in any event it's still another for the Archive of Movie premieres.
Tomorrow, for example, it'll be all phaser set to 'conservative' for the last premiere of the year. It's for a small film you probably haven't heard of....