Twenty Years Of Mediaphotos”. No:16.

August 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

ARCHIVE4326bwARCHIVE4326bwThe UK Premiere of Hotel Splendide at The Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, one of the films showing at this years Edinburgh Film Festival.
One of the films stars, Daniel Craig, arrives.
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With Daniel Craig being in the news at the moment after revealing he is to star in another James Bond movie I thought it opportune to publish this image. Not the greatest of pictures, direct flash and I’ve reproduced it in black and white as the picture was shot on a Nikon D1 camera which was not renown for it’s ability to reproduce colour faithfully. The picture is a posed snatch as Daniel Craig arrived for The UK Premiere of Hotel Splendide at The Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, as part of the Edinburgh Film Festival, August 2000.

 

I was working for the The Herald and Scottish Sun and had been sent to photograph the stars of the movie arriving at the cinema. I was the only photographer there at what was a very low key event, not even a PR person, just me hanging around outside the cinema, which proved a little problematical for me as at that time I didn’t know Daniel Craig from Adam. I did however know his co-star Stephen Tomkinson and managed to photograph him as he arrived in a taxi with his partner. I really don’t remember how I spotted Daniel Craig arriving, maybe Stephen had given me the nod.

 

Anyway Daniel arrived and I asked for a couple of pictures as he entered the cinema. He duly obliged and this is the resulting image. As I say not earth shattering but my picture of someone who was to become a huge movie star and someone who would receive a lot more attention now turning up for film premiere.

 


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