April 5th, 2018.
I have only photographed one previous event at the Curzon Soho, which was back in 2013 for the Nicole Kidman / Matthew Goode premiere for "Stoker", and therefore I was suitably pessimistic about the likelihood of getting photos at the not-even-classed-as-a-premiere 'VIP Fan Screening" of this movie.
Turns out pessimism is the new realism, but because I try to make 'desperate' somehow look sexy, I was there anyway. Here's how it went down:
And so... that was that. When mountaineers climb deadly mountains in horrifically dangerous conditions and are afterwards asked "Why?" they answer "Because it's there".
And when I come prepared, in full (partial) gear, to step myself atop a singularly tiny molehill in the middle of a city, and am asked "Why?"... my answer is the same. And you know, with the right mental framing I can convince myself that my actions are no less heroic.... in principle.
The good news is that it's +1 for the Archive of premieres, and there are three (proper) events coming up within the next week.
ps. if you want to know whenever I post one of these journals (occasionally better than this), feel free to follow me on Twitter at berndt2_photo, or on Facebook at premieresdotco, or since I've pretty much proven I'll go to just about ANY event... I guess I'll see you.