By Eric Gaillard
In 1987, I covered my fifth Cannes Film Festival. I really wanted to find THE original and exclusive photo to announce its opening.
“The cinema Clap” – An idea which became evidence: Take a photo of the President of the Jury holding a cinema clap. The show begins for another 12-day festival.
At that moment I could not imagine the work and the stress behind this challenge and how far I would have to fight to succeed. Anyway, it was the start of an exciting experience, that I’ve continued every year since.
Walking with the clap on the boulevard on my way to an exclusive photo shoot with the President, a real challenge!
The Cannes Film Festival is really tough but at the same time a wonderful experience. With its protocol and its secrets every year, it’s like a commando operation to obtain my famous clap picture.