Darren Lyons, Celebrity Photographer
agency owner of Big Pictures
Darryn Lyons is an Australian paparazzo and media
personality, best known for his work in England.
Born in Geelong, Victoria, Lyons graduated from
Geelong East Technical School, then began work
as a professional photographer at the Geelong
News and Geelong Advertiser. At the age of 22,
he moved to London, where he gained a job at News
of the World after a chance meeting with Rupert
Murdoch. Two years later, he left to take a position
with the Daily Mail, for whom he provided coverage
of the Bosnian War.
1992, Lyons founded the picture company Big Pictures,
which supplies paparazzi-style photography for
news organizations. He gained widespread media
attention when his company sold a photograph to
News of the World, which was used to support a
claim that soccer star David Beckham was having
an affair with his personal assistant Rebecca
He often appears on radio and television programmes
to speak about celebrities and news coverage of
them. He was one of the six "business experts"
on the Australian reality television program Dragons'
Den, cancelled in 2005, and featured on the fly
on the wall television series called Paparazzi
about Lyons and Big Pictures.
stars in a weekly online and mobile Mr Paparazzi
Show, produced by Big Pictures Productions. Each
one is approximately 5 minutes in duration and
is available for viewing on the Mr Paparazzi website.
He has recently appeared in the reality television
show Deadline as a picture-editor along with editor-in-chief
Janet Street-Porter. The show saw ten celebrities
producing their own celebrity-based magazine,
where Lyons would have to teach them to use a
high-tech camera. On 9th May 2007, Lyons appeared
on British television show Through the Keyhole.
In 2007 Lyons also appeared on 'Tycoon' which
was produced and developed by Peter Jones (Entrepreneur).
MrPaparazzi.com is a website devoted to celebrity
gossip. Launched in 2006 as a public tool for
selling celebrity pictures it quickly evolved
into a celebrity news destination.
Lyons has a number of business ventures around
the world including a nightclub in Geelong called
Home House which was created from the movie set
of Moulin Rouge!.
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