Street style bloggers can charge $1000 for a photo

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It seems the paparazzi aren’t the only ones to charge an arm and a leg for impressive shots these days, with reports now leaking that street style bloggers are commanding anything up to $1000 per photo from top fashion magazines – time to hit Carnaby Street?

But it seems there’s a price to pay when stiff competition comes into the loop, with street style bloggers now being compared to the aggressive mob-like nature of the paparazzi when trying to snap the big bucks.

Business of Fashion blogger Imran Amed noticed the growing competition between street style photographers at recent fashion week shows in Paris, Milan, London and New York.

“Several street style bloggers told me confidentially that the competition is extremely fierce for getting the best photographs,” says Amed.

Scott street style bloggers Schuman and Garance Dore both agree the price for the best image is a growing one, but added tension and aggressiveness among photographers is no different to celebrity-obsessed Hollywood paparazzi.

“[They are] sold on to global editions of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar each for as little as $200, but up to $1000 or more.

“It’s become increasingly difficult to tell the difference between the aggressive paparazzi who stalk Hollywood celebrities outside bars and clubs and a few of the bad apples amongst the hordes of photographers that accost editors as they come in and out of shows.”

Naturally, fashion shows are the main target for street style bloggers to put their lenses into action, and as tickets to top catwalk shows grow increasingly scarce in order to save money, it looks as though hanging around outside is the only way to capture that celebrity shot.

But not all street style bloggers have a bad reputation with the press – some are even being employed by top fashion houses for their advertising campaign potential, reports the Daily Mail.

Are street style bloggers artistic, or simply a nuisance? We’ll let you decide that one.

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