|Auteur||Filip Naudts, Geert Stadeus|
|Formaat||21 x 30 cm|
Paparazzi have no manners. Telephoto zoom lenses, that’s what they have. They are certainly talented photographers, especially if you count the gift of patiently spying on celebrities and secretly invading people’s privacy. In his Paparazzo, Filip Naudts plays the role of a shameless peeping tom, peeking under the blinds and through the windows of famous women and men. The photographs make us voyeurs, getting a thrill out of a stealthy peek in a private interior or intimate behaviour that we are not supposed to see. But other than those pesky celebrity photographers firing their flash guns at the stars, Naudts is a gentleman-paparazzo driven by artistic rather than indecent intentions. The familiar faces and celebrities, the huntees par excellence of the paparazzi, are part of the plot. It results in spontaneous, and mischievous images, with a hint of humour, as is so very typical for Naudts’ work.