I used to be a paparazzo (2007-2011). I'm here to reveal all secrets of the dirty work and talk about celebrities.
Like the title says, I used to be a paparazzo. I became one out of nowhere and it quickly absorbed my whole life. I quit in 2011 because I originally only intended to do it for one year, I ended up doing it for almost four. I escaped LA and the Hollywood life. I virtually saw almost every celebrity since I worked a lot at LAX (airport) where they all have to go through.
Now I'm a freelance writer, photographer and musician (and more). My webpage is http://matingas.com/ where I keep a blog about celebrities and my crazy life.
Here's an album to proof I worked as a Pap:
Here's an album of me behind celebrities stalking like a creep: http://imgur.com/a/ASotX
Here's my Twitter account announcing the AMA.
Anything else? Well... ask me!
Edit: BRB... need breakfast. Will answer questions and post pictures if requested for a couple more hours.
Edit 2: uhh breakfast was delicious and now I'm here with more coffee replying to you guys, but I should do actual work sometime soon (which is still sit in front of my computer...)
Edit 3: I have to go for now, I have a job interview that I did not expect. Had a very productive morning, besides doing this AMA, I x-posted to /r/Mexico and also ended up writing an article for the San Diego Reader. I'll answer questions later tonight and close the AMA though I'm not sure how... Will make another AMA in the future with a more catchy title so people don't think I'm a fucktard just because I used to be a pap.
Edit 4: Anyone know how to archive this thing? I'm back to my normal reddit activity, except I'm getting a bunch of messages every time I log in.
THANKS to everyone who read what I have to say. My webpage has had over 1,000 visitors these past two days and I even got personal e-mails thanking me and asking other questions. Truly appreciate all the kind people.