AN ORDINARY OBJECT does its own work in support of the public interface that it advertises. It can happen, though, that a legitimate object cannot live up to this ordinary responsibility. This may occur when an object takes a long time to load, when the object is running on another computer, or when you need to intercept messages to the object. In these cases, a proxy object can take the responsibility that a client expects and forward requests appropriately to an underlying target object.
The intent of the PROXY pattern is to control access to an object by providing a surrogate, or placeholder, for it.
A Classic Example: Image Proxies
A proxy object usually has an interface that is nearly identical to the interface of the ...