Queen of The Night by Florence Foster Jenkins – known as the Worst Singer in The World Ever.
True passion and devotion doesn´t need to strike the right note.
Florence Foster Jenkins (born Narcissa Florence Foster; July 19, 1868 – November 26, 1944) was an American socialite and amateur soprano who was known and mocked for her flamboyant performance costumes and notably poor singing ability. The historian Stephen Pile ranked her “the world’s worst opera singer… No one, before or since, has succeeded in liberating themselves quite so completely from the shackles of musical notation.”
Her TOP Hit…
The sweet-bitter movie about Mrs Florence – with some very good laughs and an excellent performance of Meryl Streep, singing the aria in person!!!
Amazing to be able to intentionally miss the notes – just by less than an inch.
In my opinion Hugh Grant is the perfect match for the role of Mrs Florences husband – great!
“Without dreaming big, drive, courage & loyalty, there is nothing.”
The touching movie based on a true story….a lesson on courage.
I was fascinated from HENRI PRESTES`impressive but also expressive cinematic photography from the very first second, I came across it incidentally.
His photos don`t convey only atmosphere, but invite the viewer to create an entire narrative using his individual imagination. Maybe, this effect is exactly the reason why Henri` s photography is so alarming. It is your very own phantasy based on your personal emotions, assumptions and experiences that will finally create the story, you will see in these mystical scenes.
CAPTURING THE TURNING POINT OF FATE
What did happen and what will happen any moment? This uncertainty and the imposed role as a witness – without having any option to intervene – is disturbing in my view. In his photography, Henri seem to capture the turning point of somebodies fate. The motifs are perfect cliffhangers in my opinion.
Being especially vulnerable, women are supposingly able to dive even deeper into Henri`s haunting scenarios due to their sensitive instincts for dangerous situations.
I guess, all ladies know the feeling “it`s not okay – not really” and the inner alert when e.g. entering an empty parking house with flickering neo lights during night… Well, I think, we should embrace our fears. In any case, they are a helpful early warning system.
ONLY ONE IMAGE TELLS AN ENTIRE THRILLER
However, please enjoy the selection of Henri`s (sur)realistic thrillers below…
ABOUT HENRI PRESTES
Henri Prestes is a photographer and cinematographer from Portugal. His portfolio is full of stunning cinematic pictures are taken in the small, isolated villages in Portugal. Henri takes pictures when the weather is suitable for the kind of mood or atmosphere, usually at night or early morning. His work aims to capture “the melancholy mood of dark eeriness that is often present in isolated places”. Prestes has spent many long nights over the last 2 years creating the work near isolated villages in the most secluded parts of his home country that are often surrounded by dense fog and heavy rain. He only produces the work when the conditions are right as “even the most boring place can look haunting and mysterious with the right weather and light”.
“I seek to create these cinematic moments that are mostly grounded in reality except some detail that doesn’t look quite right, like when you’re having a bad dream, and that hopefully makes the viewer uncomfortable and feeling like something is about to happen.”
PLOT: After a flash of light shoots across the sky, a couple (Maika Monroe, Matt O’Leary) on vacation in Iceland wake up to discover that everyone in the world is missing. Now, they must fight for survival while trying to make sense out of what happened.
What is “Bokeh”?
In photography, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focusparts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. Examples…
The video is from the movie “Cure for Wellness” that provides a lot of Food for thoughts and which is powerfully Illustrated. The story is full of symbolism & psychological metaphers…The movie is highly recommended.