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Cannes Film Festival

Laetitia Casta, Cannes 1999
Juliette Binoche
Gerard Depardieu
Terence Stamp
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton II
Marie Gillain, hair and make-up
Marie Gillain
Kim Basinger
Doing the Croisette walk
Cannes' canine of choice
Cinematographer Chris Doyle
Summer and Heart Phoenix reunion
Greta Scacchi
Sean Connery and publicist
Takeshi Kitano
Security guard
Isabelle Huppert
Drinks at the Majestic
Penelope Cruz
Tim Roth
Pedro Almodovar does breakfast
Pedro Almodovar portrait session
Fête Unifrance
Katerina Golubeva
Johnny Depp
Gael Garcia Bernal
Twin actresses unknown and their agent
Waiting for Michael Jackson
Marisa Paredes
Waiting for red carpet stars
Michelangelo Antonioni and wife
Michelangelo Antonioni II
Red carpet photographers
Photo call
A couple on the Croisette
Kim Basinger and security detail
Abel Ferrara
Dancing until dawn
Julian, Kate, Naomie
Nick Nolte
Andie McDowell and Gong Li
Maggie Cheung - In The Mood For Love
Leopard skin print dress
Cannes-Off, porn stars
Jennifer Jason-Leigh
Private party dancers I
Smooching, private party II
Eric Zonca
Philippe Noiret snacking in the Carlton Hotel kitchen
Cannes Off - Porno awards
Porn star, Cannes-Off
Private party dancers
Cleaning windows
Anna Thompson
John Sayle, film director
Paddling
Penelope Cruz & Pedro Almodovar
Isabelle Huppert
Faye Dunaway in her suite
Faye Dunaway II
Faye Dunaway
Katerina Golubeva, hair and make-up
Night club stripper
Transvestite on the Corniche
Party drinks bar
Katerina Golubeva
Katerina Golubeva and her dresser
Robert Duvall
Jean Reno, Cannes 1998
Jean Reno
Early swim
Plage de la Croisette
Walking the poodle

Cannes Film Festival

For five consecutive years I was assigned by Le Monde to produce one five column picture a day to illustrate their Cannes Film Festival pages, a honour which I relished every May for the two week festivities on the Côte d'Azur. The idea wasn't to necessarily picture the attending stars but more to produce a off-beat picture worthy of the allotted space in France's leading daily newspaper, the equivalent of say the New York Times or the London Times.

As the picture had to be delivered by latest ten in the morning to meet the deadline, Le Monde publishes at midday, I had to ensure that I had something ready to be transmitted by early morning which meant producing something the day or night before that was still newsworthy yet unseen by the scores of other photographers in attendance. Not such an easy task unless you work the 'behind the scenes' goings on that sometimes worked and sometimes didn't.

These pictures are a selection from the thousands I made from 1995 to 2000, many of which were published and some that haven't yet seen the light of day.

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