Paparazzi Truly Are Scavengers

January 7, 2013
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Asked about his film, Kevin said ‘$ellebrity’ documented how cutthroat and risky it is to be a paparazzo. Even with sales to the major international tabloid markets, a good paparazzo can make only $20,000-$50,000 a year, “depending on how good you hustle and how good your photo agency is.” It’s rare to see a solid return on your investment: “It’s sort of like being a cop on a stakeout. It’s a lot of time.”