Sony World Photography Awards Gala aka. The time I pretended to look comfortable in a tuxedo. / by Mark Fulinara

 Kindergarten acceptance smile.

Kindergarten acceptance smile.

Whew.  Last week was a whirlwind tour of London where I went to accept my Sony National Photography Award.  Little did I know that it was an actual physical award, like, HEAVY, and able to be held.  I'd imagined that it was gonna be just a certificate like I got when I graduated from Kindergarten.  Okay, it came with a certificate too.

I posted a nigh-play-by-play set of photos on my instagram, for which I feel sorry for because people who don't follow many people basically they've got an entire feed of my English antics.  Click on either of these pics to see what I'm talking about.  If you've got the guts.

PRO TIP:  If you ever end up getting drunk with the editor-in-chiefs of multiple prestigious photography magazines, make sure they get at least if not more drunk than you.  Anything less would be unprofessional.

 Probably the least sleazy photo ever taken of a mirrored ceiling.

Probably the least sleazy photo ever taken of a mirrored ceiling.