Monday, May 17, 2010

Cannes


From the Festival de Cannes website:

The official poster of the 63rd edition is a creation by Annick Durban from a photograph of Juliette Binoche by Brigitte Lacombe.
Continuing the series of heroines as representations of screen mysteries, initiated two years ago, festival organizers were charmed by this allegorical figure of the cinema who gives life to the image with a single stroke of her luminous brush.

The figure illuminates the scene with her presence; the magic of her enigmatic gaze heightened by her austere attire, the grace of her gesture is an invitation to follow.

My favorite images of Cannes, past and present:


 



....and, if I'm being honest, the Borat Mankini:


I was on the French Riviera in 2005 and that is still one of my favorite vacations.  It's so picturesque.  The water and the sky are almost the same beautiful shade of blue and there are palm trees and cypress trees everywhere.  Driving along the roads you pass right next to and through outcroppings of massif which are literally small sections of the earth's crust that have been pushed up.  I remember at those moments the lyrics to "Voodoo Chile" were playing in my head :
"Well, I'm standing next to a mountain/chop it down with the edge of my hand,"

Here are my shots of Cannes itself.  Looking back I don't know why I didn't take more pictures.  I guess we were just having too much fun :).


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