The 2015 Cannes Film Festival has once again brought some of the world’s biggest stars and best films together. Photographer Vincent Desailly walked the red carpet and captured moments that were both glittery and candid, culminating in a series of gorgeous black-and-white pictures. The monochromatic compositions have a feeling of timelessness and vintage glamour.
Desailly’s dramatic photos aren’t always positioned right next to celebrities parading for the cameras. Very often, he stands back in the crowd with other photographers in front of him. Desailly ends up obscuring part of the frame with dark, out-of-focus heads, arms, and other cameras. This works to his advantage, however, and it’s a unique viewpoint that adds some behind-the-scenes action to the careful poise. It’s like we’re experiencing the excitement right alongside the photographer.