Glamorous Black-and-White Photos of the Cannes Film Festival by Vincent Desailly

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.

Above: Charlize Theron and Sean Penn

Emma Stone

Jake Gyllenhaal

Mlanie Laurent and Pierre Niney

Ccile Cassel

Colin Farrell

Eva Longoria

Jane Fonda

Vincet Cassel

Mlanie Thierry

Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts

Sienna Miller and Xavier Dolan

Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett

Selma Hayek

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via [Fubiz]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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