Mugging For The Camera?

Chris Brown and Rihanna are being sued by a St. Petersburg, Fla., photographer who claims their bodyguards beat him and broke his camera.

Luis Santana, a photog for St. Pete alternative publication tbt, is seeking $1 million for his $3,000 camera, lost photos, injuries and emotional distress.

Santana claims he was in a St. Petersburg club May 6 when bodyguards tore off his shirt, knocked him down and repeatedly kicked him.

The bodyguards and club are also named in the lawsuit.

Brown’s attorney denies the singer or security were involved in the alleged incident.

Tbt is owned by the Times Publishing Co., which also produces the St. Petersburg Times, but that newspaper is not joining in the lawsuit.