Photographers on the beach

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Photographers on the beach at Cannes

LONG BEFORE FELLINI coined the name paparazzi in La Dolce Vita a few of my shutterbug colleagues and I had been combing the Croisette and its (then) empty beaches for VIP targets. Then as now, lensers toured in swarms, impatiently but illogically getting the same picture. We also knew that one fellow lenshound never had film in his camera. Getting close to fame was kicks enough.