The actor joined the pool of press photographers at London's Wireless Festival

By Tara Fowler
Updated July 06, 2015 12:30 PM
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Taylor Lautner, shutterbug?

The former Twilight Saga star, 23, joined the pool of press photographers at London’s Wireless Festival on Sunday, where headliners included Nicki Minaj (who performed in a black net bodysuit – and little else) and David Guetta.

Dressed in a red plaid shirt and white tee, Lautner held up some serious equipment – that Nikon camera and lens are supposedly worth an estimated $4,000.

So how’d he end up playing shutterbug? A rep for the actor tells PEOPLE that festival organizers brought Lautner to the photographer’s pen after he was mobbed by fans. There, the actor chatted up a photographer, who then lent him his camera, and Lautner snapped a few frames of the concert before handing the equipment back.

Last month, Lautner cropped his hair, trading in his styled locks for a buzz cut. The actor is currently in London shooting the new season of the hit BBC comedy series Cuckoo.

Minaj arrived two-and-a-half hours late for her performance after weather delays kept her plane grounded in Denmark, where she performed at Roskilde Festival on Saturday.