Lara Bingle ‘signs deal with photo agency’

Updated: Feb 26, 2011, 17:07 PM IST

Melbourne: Aussie bikini model Lara Bingle has reportedly signed a deal with a photo agency.

She is said to have struck a deal with photo agency Big Pictures for a cut of profits made from her own photos.

It is understood rival agencies are seething over the deal, which are generally commonplace in the US.

The move means Bingle can create and control the pictures released for sale to magazines and newspapers.

Bingle was snapped yesterday looking perfect after a long-haul flight from London.

The photo had a price tag of 250 dollars and it is thought Bingle would receive about 50 per cent of profits in a deal.

News of an alliance came as a surprise to Bingle``s manager, Titus Day, who denied the pin-up had struck an agreement with self-proclaimed "Mr Paparazzi" Darren Lyons.

"We haven``t done any deals with anyone," the news daily quoted Day as saying.

But the millionaire Big Pictures agency owner has been seen lunching with Bingle on several occasions in recent weeks, and the former cricket WAG was seen at Sydney airport recently giving one Big Pictures photographer directions to her location.

ANI