"The climb up the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival is a difficult moment for any actor. During the three minutes it takes to climb the red carpet, the actor is under the eyes of more than 150 professional photographers snapping over 2000 shots. Stéphane Kossman does not call the actors by their name. He avoids those who look into his lens. He observes and waits for that neutral moment, those fleeting instants where the star forgets the camera."
Peter Knapp, Preface of the book “OBSERVATIONS on the steps of the Cannes Film Festival” by Stéphane Kossmann, photographer (editions Marval).