Sébastien Bras, left, and his father Michel at Le Capucin, the pair’s restaurant in Toulouse, in 2014. Sébastien now runs the acclaimed restaurant Le Suquet, in Laguiole. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images
High pressure of three star rating in the gastronomical bible leads some chefs to either close their business entirely or request to drop off the list according to a timely article in The Guardian.
One of France’s most celebrated chefs, whose restaurant has been honoured with three stars in the Michelin guide for almost 20 years, has pleaded to be stripped of the prestigious ranking because of the huge pressure of being judged on every dish he serves.
Bras said that like all chefs he sometimes found himself thinking of Bernard Loiseau, the acclaimed French chef who killed himself in 2003, an act widely seen as linked to rumours that he would lose his third Michelin star. “I’m not in the frame of mind,” Bras said.
Photo taken on i-Phone from the garden. Clouds worked as a protective screen.
Social media star Celeste Barber has 1.8 million followers on Instagram.
During the game the Australian comic displays social media snaps showing people in various stages of undress and asks the audience to guess which have been allowed to stay up and which have been taken down by the moderators.
Often the difference, she says, comes down to appearances: “One of them is a banging hot model and the other one is, well, me.”
The raving review of Transformers from The Village Voice
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Light of the Soul by Pierre Gonnord is at Festival Portrait(s), Vichy, France, 16 June to 10 September. All photographs: Pierre Gonnord; he is represented by the Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
Noteworthy GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS exhibit by Sergey Borisov at RuArts Gallery.
When Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a dilapidated cement factory in 1973 he saw the opportunity. La fábrica was born. 45 years later it transformed into a spectacular and unique home.
Photos above were taken on Rolleiflex 2.8F with Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm lens on Fuji 400H Pro film in February of 2017.
The test is conducted by The Auditor. The subject is Preclear. You can read full list of questions and answers here. This makes me want to watch now PT Anderson’s 2012 film The Master.
- Do you make thoughtless remarks or accusations which later you regret?
- When others are getting rallied, do you remain fairly composed?
- Do you browse through railway timetables, directories, or dictionaries just for pleasure?
- When asked to make a decision, would you be swayed by your like or dislike of the personality involved?
- Do you intend two or less children in your family even though your health and income will permit more?
- Do you get occasional twitches of your muscles, when there is no logical reason for it? Read the rest of this story »
Probably the best the web has to offer: watch random You Tube videos with almost no views.
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View from the hotel Do Mar, Sesimbra.
View from the Hotel Do Mar, Sesimbra.
Old fishing boats in Sesimbra.
Old fishing boats in Sesimbra.
A pile of old tires.
Hotel Do Mar, Sesimbra.
As one can see most photos have marks from what appears to be dirty rollers at the processing machine at the lab that I used. Needless to say, I am now going to pay twice the amount to develop all film in 'dip and dunk' process method as the carnage which is bound to happen by low cost and quality lab is not worth the saved money. Photos taken on Rolleiflex 2.8F with Carl Zeiss lens on Kodak Porta 400 film.
Photos of bikes in Amsterdam. Photo taken on Rolleiflex 2.8 F on Kodak Porta 400.
Amsterdam, Oude Spiegelstraat. Photo taken on Rolleiflex 2.8F on Kodak Porta 400 film.
4th color layer which is proprietary to Fujicolor PRO 400H, captures a true to nature eerie light of Amsterdam. Notably the file size of digital scan of the negative is about 2.5 times larger than from Kodak Porta under the same settings. Photo is taken on Rolleiflex 2.8F with Carl Zeiss lens.
Streets of Bairro Alto, Lisbon. Taken on Rolleiflex 2.8f with Carl Zeiss lens. Kodak Ektar film.
There is something unique about the light in Lisbon on a sunny day.
Photos of old cloisters at Lisbon Cathedral taken on Rolleiflex 2.8F with Carl Zeiss Planar lens.
Inside gothic arches extend to the faulted ceilings and medieval statues and decorative alters fill the alcoves. To the rear of the Sé are the ancient cloisters, which were constructed directly on top of a ruined mosque and symbolically confirmed the 13th century Catholic conquest of Portugal from the North African Moors. The Se Cathedral is a wonderful ancient complex that is steeped in history and no holiday to Lisbon is complete without visiting this magnificent monument.
Errol Morris's surprising new film is simplicity itself: a visit to the Cambridge, Massachusetts studio of his friend, the 20x24 Polaroid portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman, who specifies on her website that she likes her subjects "to wear clothes (and to bring toys, skis, books, tennis racquets, musical instruments, and particularly pets...)." As this charming, articulate, and calmly uncompromising woman takes us through her fifty-plus years of remarkable but fragile images of paying customers, commissioned subjects, family, and close friends (including the poet Allen Ginsberg), the sense of time passing grows more and more acute. This is a masterful film.