19 Sep 2018 - The 'Intent 2 : The Come Up' World Premiere

September 19th, 2018 (again!)

It was just minutes earlier that I’d (literally) been around the corner photographing the premiere of “Gloves Off”…. knowing as soon as I’d left that smaller (and earlier-finishing) premiere, I’d be rushing just around the corner to photograph the much bigger, and much more grammatically challenging “The Intent 2 : The Come Up” premiere. By that time I wouldn’t be able to get into a pen and would have to make do with what I could.

Because you know when I say “I’m From Tha Streetz” what that really means is that I’m from the pavement *next* to that street.

Here’s how it went down:

I can barely pronounce the movie…. let alone conceive of the fact that it’s a PREQUEL.

I can barely pronounce the movie…. let alone conceive of the fact that it’s a PREQUEL.

note - other than one shot below, THIS is what I was shooting through for the entirety of this premiere …..  and that’s totally GANGSTA and not unspeakably lame (…. ma’am)

note - other than one shot below, THIS is what I was shooting through for the entirety of this premiere ….. and that’s totally GANGSTA and not unspeakably lame (…. ma’am)

“ “The Intent to the Come Up”?… I’m sorry, I’m a grammar teacher and that just doesn’t make sense. What exactly are you trying to say?”

“ “The Intent to the Come Up”?… I’m sorry, I’m a grammar teacher and that just doesn’t make sense. What exactly are you trying to say?”

“We’re cooler than you…. you….. you…. you…. and you” . Well, yeah, but you’re facing the Paparazzi. And the one with the Cool Hat was at the other premiere.

“We’re cooler than you…. you….. you…. you…. and you”. Well, yeah, but you’re facing the Paparazzi. And the one with the Cool Hat was at the other premiere.

The paparazzi from  the other premiere .

The paparazzi from the other premiere.

“This really isn’t the way I want to read the latest Dan Brown thriller….”

“This really isn’t the way I want to read the latest Dan Brown thriller….”

“What? You don’t like the hairstyle?”

“What? You don’t like the hairstyle?”

Damnit… I don’t wear my cap backwards nearly often enough. Because that, other than the lack of a rap career….. antisocial tendencies….. absence of motivation and ambition….. and bad posture, is probably where I’m going wrong.

Damnit… I don’t wear my cap backwards nearly often enough. Because that, other than the lack of a rap career….. antisocial tendencies….. absence of motivation and ambition….. and bad posture, is probably where I’m going wrong.

Konan! - thanks to the mighty wireimage.com I have one (1) person at this premiere that I randomly photographed who is actually famous… enough to get tagged on wireimage.com

Konan! - thanks to the mighty wireimage.com I have one (1) person at this premiere that I randomly photographed who is actually famous… enough to get tagged on wireimage.com

Wait… didn’t I photograph her at  the other premiere  just minutes ago??

Wait… didn’t I photograph her at the other premiere just minutes ago??

“Wait… wait… I just want that guy in the background to finish his selfie… I don’t know how wide-angle his phone-camera is…”

“Wait… wait… I just want that guy in the background to finish his selfie… I don’t know how wide-angle his phone-camera is…”

Time for that 6 foot monopod…… (did that come out less cool than I intended? I wanted it to sound more cool, if anything…)

Time for that 6 foot monopod…… (did that come out less cool than I intended? I wanted it to sound more cool, if anything…)

Help Me. I’m Stuck In A Moment I Can’t Get Out Of.  Awesome… I’m paraphrasing U2 song lyrics among this crowd.

Help Me. I’m Stuck In A Moment I Can’t Get Out Of. Awesome… I’m paraphrasing U2 song lyrics among this crowd.

"Your jacket is frikkin awesome. And I hate that."  Rap/RnB/HipHop is all about attitudes I'm not fully in tune with.

"Your jacket is frikkin awesome. And I hate that." Rap/RnB/HipHop is all about attitudes I'm not fully in tune with.

“That jacket is awesome. Not as awesome as my cap… but close”

“That jacket is awesome. Not as awesome as my cap… but close”

“I bet you go by your first name, and it contains no numbers, odd capitalisations, or the letter ‘z’ “  that’s…. sadly true. I used to be ‘berndt2’ on redbubble, but that was just because berndt was taken

“I bet you go by your first name, and it contains no numbers, odd capitalisations, or the letter ‘z’ “ that’s…. sadly true. I used to be ‘berndt2’ on redbubble, but that was just because berndt was taken

I’ll be honest : just about every single thing the (wireimage-identified) “Krept” is wearing is cooler than anything I’M currently wearing. And that certainly includes the neck tattoo.

I’ll be honest : just about every single thing the (wireimage-identified) “Krept” is wearing is cooler than anything I’M currently wearing. And that certainly includes the neck tattoo.

“He’s tall. I don’t like it. Can we get somebody shorter?”

“He’s tall. I don’t like it. Can we get somebody shorter?”

“You want me to sign your CD? Firstly, what’s a CD and secondly I’m a quantum physicist and you’re clearly mixing me up with somebody else”

“You want me to sign your CD? Firstly, what’s a CD and secondly I’m a quantum physicist and you’re clearly mixing me up with somebody else”

“Tie?? Vertical stripes ARE the tie of 2018. Weren’t you at fashion week?”

“Tie?? Vertical stripes ARE the tie of 2018. Weren’t you at fashion week?”

“I don’t do autographs. High-fives, high-tens certainly…. hell, I’ll do high-threes and high-sevens if you ask nicely”

“I don’t do autographs. High-fives, high-tens certainly…. hell, I’ll do high-threes and high-sevens if you ask nicely”

Vauxhall James! Is… also not in this movie? (weirdly, none of the tagged guests on the wireimage page for this event appears to be in the movie…)

Vauxhall James! Is… also not in this movie? (weirdly, none of the tagged guests on the wireimage page for this event appears to be in the movie…)

Olivia Cox… is also not in this movie!

Olivia Cox… is also not in this movie!

“The earrings are not for sale. And possibly not allowed to be brought into Australia”

“The earrings are not for sale. And possibly not allowed to be brought into Australia”

“But… but…. I don’t know who ANY of these people are! How hideously out-of-touch with today’s yoof AM I??”  I have a DVD collection at home and I remember VHS. I used to be in touch.

“But… but…. I don’t know who ANY of these people are! How hideously out-of-touch with today’s yoof AM I??” I have a DVD collection at home and I remember VHS. I used to be in touch.

“OMG - has anyone seen what they’re doing to the Odeon Leicester Square??”  - the refurbishment of that cinema was originally supposed to done by London Film Festival (which is 3 weeks from now) but it’s currently got the entire front part of it missing.

“OMG - has anyone seen what they’re doing to the Odeon Leicester Square??” - the refurbishment of that cinema was originally supposed to done by London Film Festival (which is 3 weeks from now) but it’s currently got the entire front part of it missing.

“You’re listening to some bland white girl pop-rock while you’re typing this aren’t you?”  NO - because… umm…. the playlist ended about five minutes ago and I haven’t restarted it yet.

“You’re listening to some bland white girl pop-rock while you’re typing this aren’t you?” NO - because… umm…. the playlist ended about five minutes ago and I haven’t restarted it yet.

“If you’re gonna frame me…. frame me with the curved metal railings of the barriers I’m standing behind”  - happy to oblige!

“If you’re gonna frame me…. frame me with the curved metal railings of the barriers I’m standing behind” - happy to oblige!

“It’s actually her hat, but I won that bet”

“It’s actually her hat, but I won that bet”

"I'm just gonna say "ssup" and leave it to you to ponder whether it's a question or a statement."

"I'm just gonna say "ssup" and leave it to you to ponder whether it's a question or a statement."

This guy actually looks nothing like me, but he’s pretty much the complete embodiment of what I feel like at this event (though I’m actually wearing a gold-embossed “LA” Cap… which somehow I think that might make things worse, if anything…)

This guy actually looks nothing like me, but he’s pretty much the complete embodiment of what I feel like at this event (though I’m actually wearing a gold-embossed “LA” Cap… which somehow I think that might make things worse, if anything…)

“You’d better be wearing that bow tie ironically… don’t you understand what kind of event this is?”

“You’d better be wearing that bow tie ironically… don’t you understand what kind of event this is?”

Josh Denzel and Kaz Crossley… also identified by wireimage…. also not in this movie.

Josh Denzel and Kaz Crossley… also identified by wireimage…. also not in this movie.

“Tell me one way this outfit could look better”  (Me :  “well… I can’t see the shoes being worn, but if they’re sandals…” ) (me, hours later :  “wait… was that flirtation? should I have recognised that?” )

“Tell me one way this outfit could look better” (Me : “well… I can’t see the shoes being worn, but if they’re sandals…”) (me, hours later : “wait… was that flirtation? should I have recognised that?”)

Sharon Duncan-Brewster… also not in this movie, but wireimage was kind enough to ID her.

Sharon Duncan-Brewster… also not in this movie, but wireimage was kind enough to ID her.

“If anyone on my left wants to photograph me, they’re going to have to move to my right because I’m not risking changing this expression, which is the precise expression I want to be photographed with”

“If anyone on my left wants to photograph me, they’re going to have to move to my right because I’m not risking changing this expression, which is the precise expression I want to be photographed with”

“Go on. Ask me if I’m in this movie”

“Go on. Ask me if I’m in this movie”

Please tell me that’s not a gang sign I should be worried about…

Please tell me that’s not a gang sign I should be worried about…

Well… it seems that across 2000 -odd shots I possibly didn’t photograph a single person from the MOVIE at its own world premiere. I’d like to say I’ve done worse, but it’s very late (ie. very early) and my memory, like the large bottle of beer I’ve been drinking…. now is empty.

Well… it seems that across 2000 -odd shots I possibly didn’t photograph a single person from the MOVIE at its own world premiere. I’d like to say I’ve done worse, but it’s very late (ie. very early) and my memory, like the large bottle of beer I’ve been drinking…. now is empty.

So…. that was that. Two premieres in a day, in two different locations photographed in two separate styles. And do I get a high-five? funky handshake? ticket to see either movie? fame and adulation?

No… but the train was only delayed 2 minutes and I get to put +2 into The Archive of Premieres in one day, so I guess I’m a winner.

Until next time!

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