June 26th, 2017.
There are currently no confirmed premieres coming up in London (but there are rumours for both 'Dunkirk' and 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'. In such times of austerity, what can I, a simple photographer, do to keep myself amused?
Well... there's a Neal Stephenson book signing for one thing. (and yes, book signings can be premieres - I did them for Julian Assange's 'The Wikileaks Files' and also JJ Abrams' 'S' / 'Ship of Theseus'). Also I don't need an excuse : Neal Stephenson probably has 3 books in my alltime top 10 favourite books, and if you asked me to put together a list of the Top Ten Fictional Anything Ever (book or movie or tv show or comic book or computer game) - at least one of his books makes that top 10,... probably top 5. All Time.
No way I was missing this one. Here's how it went down:
So... that was pretty awesome. Neil Stephenson is not somebody I thought I'd ever meet or get to snap of photo of, or get a book signed in the presence of.
You should totally buy (and/or read, but certainly buy) his books if you're after big, dense ideas (and yes, you should totally rush down to Forbidden Planet and see if they have any signed copies of 'The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.' left!).