Paparazzi Agency Launches Mobile Site

Darryn Lyons, the larger than life founder of the Big Pictures photo agency, is encouraging paparazzi-in-training with “nimble fingers and a mobile-phone camera” to start sending him celebrity shots, according to The Guardian.

Lyons is launching a new mobile Web site called, a cell phone version of the desktop site he started 18 months ago that combines celebrity news, photos and videos in a Perez Hilton-style blog.

The report said that the new mobile version, built by mobile content specialists MoMac, makes all the content accessible by mobile, but also allows users to upload celebrity photos that, once approved, can be sold on by Big Pictures. Contributors will earn around 50% of the license fees Big Pictures receives from selling images sent in via the website.