Saturday, April 9, 2011
Houses -the celebrity photo shoot
Beds with counterpanes as unruffled as the calmest ocean.
Kitchens with worktops so clean no-one could possibly ever have cooked/eaten there.
Living rooms so spotlessly tidy that anything but living is done in them.
Welcome to the celebrity house photoshoot.
Am I really interested in gorgeous mega-expensive designs that tell me nothing about the occupants? What does an impossibly spotless house say other than 'the cleaner was here'?
Maybe some shirts drying on the radiators, takeaway bags, beer cans and unwashed crockery on the sink, unsorted laundry on the beds...think Tracey Emin's famous bed (exhibited at Tate Gallery London 1999) with its stained clothes, empty booze bottles, cigarette butts, ruffled, grubby sheets and how much of real life was revealed in that one image.
Some 'Real' photo shoots of celebrity houses, please.
The visibility of a bit of normality would never dent a celebrity's aura.