An impressive portraiture project by Units own camille rousseau on scene of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

She and photographer julien mignot turned ephemeral encounters with movie stars and filmmakers into intimate, shadowy and stylized portraits of their subjects.

In contrast to the parade of dutiful red-carpet poses, brightly lit by reporters’ flashbulbs, these images are intimate and ethereal, portraying the artists up close and with a bit of mystery.

Camille Rousseau used carbon paper to draw designs on each image, evoking, Rousseau said, “the aura that lives around the person.”

Mignot and Rousseau posted their work to the New Yorker photo department’s Instagram account throughout the festival. @newyorkerphoto

article by:new yorker magazine