Spending a few hours on a Sunday in Cannes during the world's most famous film festival makes you appreciate what a crazy phenomenon it is. The beaches are covered with tents, the streets are filled with limos, and the sidewalks (and many streets) are chock-a-block with all manner of humanity. It's quite an experience, but probably only for a little while (imho -- unless you have some very good reason for being there). You might even by sheer happenstance get to photograph a real star. In this case it was young British actor Robert Pattinson, whom I confess I'd never heard of, leaving his hotel and getting into his limo. It turns out he's quite well-known, having portrayed a vampire in the "Twilight" movies and with two movies premiering at Cannes. Playing paparazzi is easier than I thought!