Austin Visschedyk, the protagonist in Teenage Paparazzo, has a website that shows off not only his celebrity work, but also some personal art that he’s been working on. Austin has been receiving lots of flak on internet forums and Youtube videos for getting into the business at such a young age, having expensive gear and really just doing the job of a paparazzi/celebrity photographer. The movie premiered last night on HBO and was created Adrian Grenier, one of the cast members of the show Entourage. Photoinduced has a great story on the movie as well as Austin in addition to a video on the gear used by a professional paparazzo.
In case you’re wondering if it does get that rough at time, yes it does. I’ve written postings on shooting Justin Long, Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Gerard Butler. While I wouldn’t go back into the business, I take my hat off to Austin for being so successful at a young age and in an economy where many talented photographers are struggling.