Richard William Fedyck (aka Rik Fedyck), the man who put Ryan Reynolds in a dangerous hit-and-run situation has been charged with criminal harassment and assault.
The 52 year old photographer paparazzo from Richmond, BC has had quite the history of aggressive photography in Vancouver and in other parts of Canada.
Previous stalker-like altercations include:
2006/07 Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards (Blonde and Blonder, Vancouver).
2010 Kellen Lutz (Twilight, Quebec).
It’s clear that Rik Fedyck has been in the paparazzo business for many years. Who knows how much he gets paid for the money shot.
Upon a quick google search Rik Fedyck is listed as a sports photographer.
Professional freelance photographer with 32yrs experience living in Vancouver, BC Canada. Willing to take on any sports, entertainment, editorial, portrait & wildlife photography jobs ANYWHERE. Set up with a fully equipped portable studio for any needs on the road, office or sports stadium. Contact me @ 604.728.9779 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any Q’s or need my expertise,, have a great day!
After The Province posted a story about a confrontation he had with actor Jennifer Aniston’s bodyguard when he was trying to take her photo in Vancouver, he responded in a lengthy letter that said, in part:
“I don’t shoot pictures in scrums of large packs of paparazzi photographers. I usually work alone and I never get in anybody’s face when I take pictures of celebrities around town. Ninety-nine per cent of the time I’m so far away with a long lens the subject does not know I have taken any pictures.”
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