Paparazzi photographs are created in order to be consumed. Most of them are stored as low-resolution files – 8” x 10”, 300 dpi, jpg quality 8. Although a set of photographs can sell for $50,000 to $100,000, most of them sell for closer to $50 to $100. It’s a volume business, and in order to sell more images to magazines, the photo agencies spice up their images by sensationalizing them with text. Without these explanations to color the readers’ interpretation of the images, the pictures quickly lose their intrigue. On the other hand, without the photographs to contextualize the words, the text is freed from the constraints of the images and takes on a life of its own. Instead of existing as simple captions for bubble-gum pictures, the phrases become colorful, quotable, inside jokes. All of these images were scanned directly from the covers of People, Us Weekly, In Touch, Life & Style, OK! and Star magazines. They have been scaled to a uniform size, but are otherwise unchanged. All text is verbatim.