People like to play follow the leader.
I've noticed that photographers who think they're overnight bigshots cause sensation with throngs of eager fans who hope to have their pictures taken and put on display in said bigshot photographer's portfolio. I see so much of it. Kiss-assing. My response is simply one massive sigh and multiple shakes of the head. Why can't people go back to doing that truly awesome microphotography shit, like photographing butterfly chrysalises and harvesting honey bees?
People are so boring.