The Watchers & The Watched

The streets of Los Angeles have become a battleground for paparazzi and the Hollywood stars they hunt. “Emboldened by the sudden willingness of law-enforcement officials to take their complaints seriously, celebrities and their lawyers have painted a picture of paparazzi as criminals, stalkers and provocateurs-at-the-wheel, using their vehicles as weapons if necessary to catch a celebrity looking ugly, angry or upset. To the paparazzi, however, this portrayal is utter nonsense, at best the result of stars seeing something happening in their rear-view mirrors but failing to understand it.” Moreover, the real battle may be not between stars and photogs, but between the paparazzi themselves.