Our guest today is a pap - in fact he’s one of the most qualified and highest paid shooters in the business. He’s not only captured the world’s most famous stars in some of their most infamous moments - but his family also owns one of the biggest agencies (WENN) which sell the pics on to magazines and news networks across the world. No-one knows the paparazzi business OR the stars themselves like Owen Beiny.
He’ll hand out $10,000 every morning to LA’s maître d’s and parking valets for celeb sighting tips. Then thanks to his omnipresent cameras and beating LA traffic by travelling in the ‘pap lane’ (the other side of the road), Owen and his team are on the scene to capture celebs on camera - documenting their triumphs and tragedies, their breakups and meltdowns, and just about everything in between.
In this show, Owen chats to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about being thrown in jail after chasing Britney Spears, making Jennifer Anniston a promise, defending some of his more controversial shots and helping Madonna keep certain pics out of the public domain.
Don’t miss this fascinating interview with the Paparazzo maestro Owen Beiny and find out what it’s like being on the other side of the lens….
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