Most roads (and 99% of Mulholland) don't have paparazzi. There's another spot a little before this place where a lone photographer sits in the bushes on the left-hand side taking photos for his website. Sometimes the first thing you notice is the glare or reflection on his lens. He can startle you as well. 15 years ago it wasn't uncommon for photographers to be on the straightaways waiting for a cool car or Jay Leno to drive by (also in cool cars). On the straightaways at least there weren't any surprises. Obviously, based on the YouTube craze, these photographers realize the fame is in the crashes and/or poor cornering habits of riders/drivers.