Finally the sun has come out to play on the French Riviera. Beautiful blue skies are accompanied by gusts of wind that suggest an impending storm…but the dry weather held out. Visitors to Cannes are not deterred and are even brave enough venture into the sea despite its very strong current but not quite brave enough to sun themselves on the deckchairs.
The time difference is only an hour it still takes a day or two to acclimatise. This morning I arrived at the Palais just in time to witness the installation of the official festival poster designed using stills from Jean-Luc Goddard‘s Contempt on the Palais. Of course I wasn’t the only one!
Preparing for Cannes is usually a straight forward affair but this year the universe has been laying out a few banana skins along the way. A last minute change in accommodation and a hiccup in travel insurance saw a slight spike in blood pressure yet I like to look for life’s silver linings. The new apartment is a shorter walk to the Palais and the day before my departure saw Royal Mail’s delivery service at its best with a box addressed to me. Inside was an X-Pro 2 and two beautiful lenses 23mm f1.4 and 56mm APD f1.2. No need to ask how happy I was. It’s Eurostar and TGV all the […]
There’s always so much to see in Cannes. I don’t think it’s possible to run out of photographic material. This year I have a few themes in mind starting with a series of mashups technically known as multiple exposures. Shooting some of these at twilight has made them take on a slightly eerie feel. Then of course there is the shopping. So much glitter and gold which of course only really works in the crisp clean sunlight. Edited with BlogPad Pro