Crap Paps: unusual photos of famous faces
THERE is a thrill in spotting a famous face. Some people will play it cool when the hearing excited murmurs that a famous face is close by but most – and I am one – will want to see the star.
My first celebrity spot was Derek Underwood, the Kent and England cricketer. He was sat in a Bournemouth pizzeria with Kent’s Bob Woolmer, the late South African team coach. I was one table over with my dad. It was he who spotted the players. Gesturing at my napkin and silently sliding a pen over towards me, dad thought it would be a good idea if I went and over got their autographs. Back then a signature was considered proof of the meet. I went over. They were charming. I had practically no idea who they were. But, still, I had the proof that I’d met them and that was everything to me and my father.
Nowadays autographs are considered naff. Photos are the thing. And because mobile phones have cameras, and phones are ubiquitous, the star can be snapped at any time. But, then, not everyone wants to be a paparazzo. Not everyone wants to be brash and invasive. So. You take a photo from afar and hope you captured the legend. On the Tumblr Crap Paps, such photographs are recorded.
Who are they. Go to the end of the story to find out:
A. The distance shot snap.
B. The window licking shot snap.
C. The selfie with added star snap.
D. Just one pal taking a picture of another pal snap.
E. The quick snap.
F. The profile at best. Unless he turns around, in which case I might die of embarrassment snap
G. Just checking my music collection snap.
H. The dropped and retrieved phone snap.
I. The toss some popcorn at her head and see what she does snap.
A: Kelly Brook
B: Gavin Henson
C and E: Alan Titchmarsh
D: Arnold Schwarzenegger
F: Huey Lewis
G: Jack Straw
H: John Nettles
I: Dawn French