14 May - The 'Snow White and the Huntsman' World premiere

So... "Snow White and the Huntsman", huh? Maybe it's a story about a larger than usual spider in the Dwarves' house. I don't know. But what I do know is that it's got Charlize Theron in it. And that's much more of an excuse than I usually need to get to a premiere.

Here's how it went down:

What kind of world do we live in where Charlize Theron is cast as an evil witch? (Serial killer or Monkey psychologist, Jason Bateman's wife or Johnny Depps' wife or Mark Wahlberg's girlfriend,  sure. But a witch?)

What kind of world do we live in where Charlize Theron is cast as an evil witch? (Serial killer or Monkey psychologist, Jason Bateman's wife or Johnny Depps' wife or Mark Wahlberg's girlfriend,  sure. But a witch?)

A top line to warm the heart. It was a world Premiere, and I had a decision to make : photograph or autograph? It doesn't usually happen, but I actually DO have a photo of Charlize Theron I've taken that I REALLY want signed... it's 18x12 in black'n'white and I call it "Starlet" and I HAD IT WITH ME.

A top line to warm the heart. It was a world Premiere, and I had a decision to make : photograph or autograph? It doesn't usually happen, but I actually DO have a photo of Charlize Theron I've taken that I REALLY want signed... it's 18x12 in black'n'white and I call it "Starlet" and I HAD IT WITH ME.

I think this is me most days. Metaphorically speaking. I'm a guy and I wear a beanie, and work in IT Benchmarking and Modelling. But otherwise. (I elected for "photograph" over "autograph" as anyone who even remotely knows me might have guessed).

I think this is me most days. Metaphorically speaking. I'm a guy and I wear a beanie, and work in IT Benchmarking and Modelling. But otherwise. (I elected for "photograph" over "autograph" as anyone who even remotely knows me might have guessed).

Somewhere, James Cameron is thinking "wait... what?" I'm intrigued. And my retina is having trouble focussing on it.

Somewhere, James Cameron is thinking "wait... what?" I'm intrigued. And my retina is having trouble focussing on it.

This is first time director Rupert Sanders, and in his first gig, he's directing the Norse God of Thunder, Bella from Twilight and an Academy Award winner Charlize Theron. Wow. That'd be like me photographing Charlize Theron and Will Smith (and Jason Bateman) at my very first premiere. Which actually happened to me . But I wasn't paid to do that.

This is first time director Rupert Sanders, and in his first gig, he's directing the Norse God of Thunder, Bella from Twilight and an Academy Award winner Charlize Theron. Wow. That'd be like me photographing Charlize Theron and Will Smith (and Jason Bateman) at my very first premiere. Which actually happened to me . But I wasn't paid to do that.

It's Charlize Theron and my camera takes 7 frames per second in 50-shot bursts. And I have batteries and SD cards to spare. Time to get some shutter actuations on (not a euphemism)

It's Charlize Theron and my camera takes 7 frames per second in 50-shot bursts. And I have batteries and SD cards to spare. Time to get some shutter actuations on (not a euphemism)

Like I said... my camera takes 7 frames per second in 50-shot bursts. But then I realised the two ladies in the background were going to be in every frame for about 100 shots. And no matter how good Charlize Theron looked, the other two would continue to pose and scowl in the background. Farq. There should be rules about this kind of thing.

Like I said... my camera takes 7 frames per second in 50-shot bursts. But then I realised the two ladies in the background were going to be in every frame for about 100 shots. And no matter how good Charlize Theron looked, the other two would continue to pose and scowl in the background. Farq. There should be rules about this kind of thing.

Charlize Theron eventually re-poses elsewhere much better, in front of a lady with blue hair. All of a sudden I'm wondering whether maybe trying for an Autograph would have been the better option than taking these sorts of shots??

Charlize Theron eventually re-poses elsewhere much better, in front of a lady with blue hair. All of a sudden I'm wondering whether maybe trying for an Autograph would have been the better option than taking these sorts of shots??

"Thanks to the wind resistance features of this new aerodynamic hairstyle I can now move through crowds 15% faster!"

"Thanks to the wind resistance features of this new aerodynamic hairstyle I can now move through crowds 15% faster!"

I momentarily recompose and hit upon actor Nick Frost, standing next to Charlize Theron. He appears to have shaved since his last several premieres. That is all.

I momentarily recompose and hit upon actor Nick Frost, standing next to Charlize Theron. He appears to have shaved since his last several premieres. That is all.

"Would I do an Aeon Flux 2? Only if.... actually I can't really think of any circumstances. I'd rather starve on the street. Next question?" Yeah. That movie was pretty bad. I don't blame her for that, though.

"Would I do an Aeon Flux 2? Only if.... actually I can't really think of any circumstances. I'd rather starve on the street. Next question?" Yeah. That movie was pretty bad. I don't blame her for that, though.

"A cornea transplant? Here? Now? Okay, then..." Charlize Theron gets a makeup change (?)

"A cornea transplant? Here? Now? Okay, then..." Charlize Theron gets a makeup change (?)

Last year, I was at the "Twilight Breaking Dawn Premiere"  (Oh, stop gasping in shock... as IF I'd miss it!) (R-Patz... so dreamy..) (I digress... and may be lying) But the point is, I never really got a good shot of Kristen Stewart. Looks like that's set to continue...?

Last year, I was at the "Twilight Breaking Dawn Premiere"  (Oh, stop gasping in shock... as IF I'd miss it!) (R-Patz... so dreamy..) (I digress... and may be lying) But the point is, I never really got a good shot of Kristen Stewart. Looks like that's set to continue...?

With the dress alone, Kristen Stewart is making it more difficult to me to automatically grant Photo For The Day to Charlize Theron for the fourth time.

With the dress alone, Kristen Stewart is making it more difficult to me to automatically grant Photo For The Day to Charlize Theron for the fourth time.

I'm... not going to lie. I kind of like Kristen Stewart. And I like the dress. And I like this photo. (I also like Rugby League and Hamburgers)

I'm... not going to lie. I kind of like Kristen Stewart. And I like the dress. And I like this photo. (I also like Rugby League and Hamburgers)

... I wouldn't ordinarily photograph a dress in closeup (or the Nikes Kristen Stewart later changes into), but okay, just this once.

... I wouldn't ordinarily photograph a dress in closeup (or the Nikes Kristen Stewart later changes into), but okay, just this once.

Turn up the iPod and pretend you're someplace else... like the post office or the queue for the grocery shop. Probably not wearing that dress, though.

Turn up the iPod and pretend you're someplace else... like the post office or the queue for the grocery shop. Probably not wearing that dress, though.

Good news for fans of "not just photos of Charlize Theron and K-Stewz, please". Here's lead actor Chris Hemsworth. Sort of.

Good news for fans of "not just photos of Charlize Theron and K-Stewz, please". Here's lead actor Chris Hemsworth. Sort of.

Raises middle finger. Walt Disney either just spun in his grave.... (or he might have gone "eff yeah.... Snow White was always meant to kick ass" I never met the guy, so I can't say)

Raises middle finger. Walt Disney either just spun in his grave.... (or he might have gone "eff yeah.... Snow White was always meant to kick ass" I never met the guy, so I can't say)

OMG. It could be ON! I can take 7fps for 50 frame bursts. PLEASE let it be ON!!!!! Oh. Wait... I have four or five shots left on this memory card. Please DON'T let it be on YET!

OMG. It could be ON! I can take 7fps for 50 frame bursts. PLEASE let it be ON!!!!!

Oh. Wait... I have four or five shots left on this memory card. Please DON'T let it be on YET!

Well, I've obviously made an impression. (Mild disdain is better than being ignored or derided by the opposite sex, as the famous saying I've just made up goes).

Well, I've obviously made an impression. (Mild disdain is better than being ignored or derided by the opposite sex, as the famous saying I've just made up goes).

And Charlize Theron and I shared a moment. It went on for 1/8trillionth of a second, but for an android, that's almost an eternity.

And Charlize Theron and I shared a moment. It went on for 1/8trillionth of a second, but for an android, that's almost an eternity.

And I made eye-contact with Thor himself. It wasn't nearly as amazing. I was flattered, though.

And I made eye-contact with Thor himself. It wasn't nearly as amazing. I was flattered, though.

"Sorry, but Loki couldn't make it. I think in some Asgardian prison thinking about what he's done"

"Sorry, but Loki couldn't make it. I think in some Asgardian prison thinking about what he's done"

Similarly to the Twilight premiere, Kristen Stewart elected to change from heels to ... sneakers at the premiere. I was looking to see if I could see the dress designer in tears somewhere in the area. I couldn't.

Similarly to the Twilight premiere, Kristen Stewart elected to change from heels to ... sneakers at the premiere. I was looking to see if I could see the dress designer in tears somewhere in the area. I couldn't.

It's the amazing Ian McShane .... and I think he's ready to tear out my lungs for the five dollars he owes me!! Seriously, if you never watched Deadwood you missed out. He was scintillatingly awesome in that. Also, he doesn't owe me five dollars.

It's the amazing Ian McShane .... and I think he's ready to tear out my lungs for the five dollars he owes me!! Seriously, if you never watched Deadwood you missed out. He was scintillatingly awesome in that. Also, he doesn't owe me five dollars.

When Ian McShane indicates that he wants Scarlett Johansson to join him on the red (green) carpet immediately, nobody has the courage to tell him she's not in this movie or at this premiere... (Seriously. Deadwood. Awesome series. Killed off before its time...)

When Ian McShane indicates that he wants Scarlett Johansson to join him on the red (green) carpet immediately, nobody has the courage to tell him she's not in this movie or at this premiere...

(Seriously. Deadwood. Awesome series. Killed off before its time...)

Now that Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart have moved out of camera range, suddenly I'm photographing _OTHER_ people who were in the movie and decided to come to the world premiere. Feels weird. This is Toby Jones, who was also in and at the premiere for "The Hunger Games"

Now that Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart have moved out of camera range, suddenly I'm photographing _OTHER_ people who were in the movie and decided to come to the world premiere. Feels weird. This is Toby Jones, who was also in and at the premiere for "The Hunger Games"

Eddie Marsan plays one of the Dwarves in the film. For DISNEY reasons they couldn't go with the 'classic' names, and I can't be a55ed looking up what they were called and which one he is. I'm going with "Humperdink".

Eddie Marsan plays one of the Dwarves in the film. For DISNEY reasons they couldn't go with the 'classic' names, and I can't be a55ed looking up what they were called and which one he is. I'm going with "Humperdink".

And this is Brian Gleeson, who plays Ruby or Jasper or Friday or Weak Nuclear Force... or whatever in the movie.

And this is Brian Gleeson, who plays Ruby or Jasper or Friday or Weak Nuclear Force... or whatever in the movie.

Lily Cole? Lily Cole.

Lily Cole? Lily Cole.

And finally, I have no idea who she is, but few women (with the possible exception of Natalie Portman) can wear baldness quite so well. Also, I intend to greet at least one stranger per week like this.

And finally, I have no idea who she is, but few women (with the possible exception of Natalie Portman) can wear baldness quite so well. Also, I intend to greet at least one stranger per week like this.

So... that was kind of big. I'd apologise for the length of this journal but as a percentage of photos taken this is a VERY small sample. Do I regret not going for the autograph? Kind of... but not really. You're NEVER guaranteed an autograph, but photograph-wise there's generally a much better chance of getting something interesting.

And needless to say, it joins The Archive of Movie Premieres

Until next time!

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