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Local Context for Paparazzi style Photography

In the local context, there is no prominent paparazzi scene (and in fact some celebrities in the region for example, Hong Kong celebrities actually enjoy coming to Singapore for this reason). Hence it would be interesting to see how subjects would react when faced with a paparazzi swarm.

One of the closest example I can think of that can approximate the paparazzi encounter is the the mass of media representatives who swarm around prosecutors and defendants outside the compounds of a court during prominent court hearings.

For example, in the pictures of the ongoing City Harvest church trial (sample pictures below), we can see a group of photographers (and videographers) trying to surround the defendants to record stills, or moving image footage, of them. It is typically a quick and chaotic encounter as all involved joust for space, and with the defendants usually moving quickly into a nearby parked vehicle to be whisked away from the media.

CHC Swarm 01

(from http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/what-is-buzzing/archive/19.html)

CHC Swarm 02


(from http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/trial-city-harvest-leaders-resumes)