In 1959 Raymond Cauchetier was hired as the on-set photographer for Godard's first feature, "A Bout de Souffle". He photographed not only the famous moments but also behind-the-scenes glimpses which document the filmmaking process. Unlike other on-set photographers whose aim was simply to create stills which could be used for publicity purposes, Cauchetier approached the set as a photojournalist, bearing witness to a defining moment in cinematic history.
Raymond Cauchetier's behind the scenes photographs of Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless in 1959, on show now at James Hyman gallery, attest to a new wave in French cinema that still defines freshness and innovation today.
Truffaut on the set of his short film Antoine et Colette. Antoine & Colette (French: Antoine et Colette) is the second film — a short — in François Truffaut's series about Antoine Doinel, the character he follows from boyhood to adulthood through five films. The film was made for the 1962 anthology collection, Love at Twenty, which featured shorts from the renowned directors Shintarô Ishihara, Marcel Ophüls, Renzo Rossellini and Andrzej Wajda, as well as Truffaut.