luminous-lu:

Fade to Black (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
[Every week, there will be a letter, going through the order of the alphabet. Every Monday, I’ll open the Chambers Compact Dictionary and I’ll randomly pick a page of the said letter. Out of that page, I’ll randomly pick a word. And every Friday, there will be a picture based on that word. 
Welcome to the Alphabet Tales. ]
Week #26
Letter ZZero, ze’ro n. cipher; nothing; the point from which the reckoning begins in scales, such as those of the barometer; exact time (hour, minute and second) fixed for launching an attack of beginning an operation.
——
Sooooooo. This is it. The Alphabet Tales end here, today, right now.
And I have a few thank you notes to spread around:
Thanks to my big, fabulous, noisy family, who didn’t look at me too weirdly when I covered myself in fake blood that wouldn’t come out for three days. In all seriousness, I couldn’t have done this project if I didn’t have their support, both in spirit and in objects that I stole and couldn’t find a way to put back (have you managed to fit all the keys with the right locks, Grandma?)
Thanks to my friends, especially those of you who helped out with photos, with moral support, with pushing me on when I really didn’t think I should continue this project. Both online and offline, you were an inspiration and a joy to work with and for.
Thanks to all of the people who followed, commented, liked, favorited and shared this series. It became a lot more than I expected, and I hope the next step that it’ll take (I’ll tell you all about it when it’s all arranged) can also count on your support. In all seriousness, few things feel as frustrating and disheartening as thinking that you’re working for no one, that your work isn’t seen; I didn’t feel that, at all. You guys made it possible to me to hold my head high and keep going with your kind words and one-click-acknowledgements. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Lastly, to my M, who was there every step of the way, who was always the one to say ’stop’ when I wanted to sort the words, who was always the first to see the results and to endure countless hours of ‘I HATE THIS PHOTO’. None of this would have been possible without you, love.
Thank you for being here, and I hope to keep seeing you around! From now on I’ll be posting random self-portraits that I have stocked up — at least until I find another series to work on.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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luminous-lu:

Fade to Black (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

[Every week, there will be a letter, going through the order of the alphabet. Every Monday, I’ll open the Chambers Compact Dictionary and I’ll randomly pick a page of the said letter. Out of that page, I’ll randomly pick a word. And every Friday, there will be a picture based on that word.

Welcome to the Alphabet Tales. ]

Week #26

Letter Z
Zero, ze’ro n. cipher; nothing; the point from which the reckoning begins in scales, such as those of the barometer; exact time (hour, minute and second) fixed for launching an attack of beginning an operation.

——

Sooooooo. This is it. The Alphabet Tales end here, today, right now.

And I have a few thank you notes to spread around:

Thanks to my big, fabulous, noisy family, who didn’t look at me too weirdly when I covered myself in fake blood that wouldn’t come out for three days. In all seriousness, I couldn’t have done this project if I didn’t have their support, both in spirit and in objects that I stole and couldn’t find a way to put back (have you managed to fit all the keys with the right locks, Grandma?)

Thanks to my friends, especially those of you who helped out with photos, with moral support, with pushing me on when I really didn’t think I should continue this project. Both online and offline, you were an inspiration and a joy to work with and for.

Thanks to all of the people who followed, commented, liked, favorited and shared this series. It became a lot more than I expected, and I hope the next step that it’ll take (I’ll tell you all about it when it’s all arranged) can also count on your support. In all seriousness, few things feel as frustrating and disheartening as thinking that you’re working for no one, that your work isn’t seen; I didn’t feel that, at all. You guys made it possible to me to hold my head high and keep going with your kind words and one-click-acknowledgements. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Lastly, to my M, who was there every step of the way, who was always the one to say ’stop’ when I wanted to sort the words, who was always the first to see the results and to endure countless hours of ‘I HATE THIS PHOTO’. None of this would have been possible without you, love.

Thank you for being here, and I hope to keep seeing you around! From now on I’ll be posting random self-portraits that I have stocked up — at least until I find another series to work on.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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luminous-lu:

nessa’s shoes (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
[Every week, there will be a letter, going through the order of the alphabet. Every Monday, I’ll open the Chambers Compact Dictionary and I’ll randomly pick a page of the said letter. Out of that page, I’ll randomly pick a word. And every Friday, there will be a picture based on that word. 
Welcome to the Alphabet Tales. ]
Week #23
Letter WWicked, wik’id, adj. evil in principle or practice, deviating from morality, sinful, ungodly; mischievous, spiteful; (col) very bad.  ——
I had to. I couldn’t get one of my favorite words and not reference the wonderful book and musical they take me back to. So here you have my Elphaba, finally wearing Nessa’s shoes and socks. It’s not how it goes, really, but truth be told, I can do whatever I want with them, in my head. Right?
I finished this project. There are still three photos to post, but they’re done and ready. I’ll spread them out a bit, until next week, but I’m done. I have nothing else to do, but post. It’s such a strange feeling. I feel like crying, and I have no idea why. I think it’s because I hadn’t forced myself to finish a project in such a long time. I know these aren’t 52 photos, but it’s a series. A series that has a start and a finish, and a line throughout. It’s more than I thought I could do.
The real thank you notes will come with the last photograph, but for now, stay wicked. ;)
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luminous-lu:

nessa’s shoes (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

[Every week, there will be a letter, going through the order of the alphabet. Every Monday, I’ll open the Chambers Compact Dictionary and I’ll randomly pick a page of the said letter. Out of that page, I’ll randomly pick a word. And every Friday, there will be a picture based on that word.

Welcome to the Alphabet Tales. ]

Week #23

Letter W
Wicked, wik’id, adj. evil in principle or practice, deviating from morality, sinful, ungodly; mischievous, spiteful; (col) very bad.
——

I had to. I couldn’t get one of my favorite words and not reference the wonderful book and musical they take me back to. So here you have my Elphaba, finally wearing Nessa’s shoes and socks. It’s not how it goes, really, but truth be told, I can do whatever I want with them, in my head. Right?

I finished this project. There are still three photos to post, but they’re done and ready. I’ll spread them out a bit, until next week, but I’m done. I have nothing else to do, but post. It’s such a strange feeling. I feel like crying, and I have no idea why. I think it’s because I hadn’t forced myself to finish a project in such a long time. I know these aren’t 52 photos, but it’s a series. A series that has a start and a finish, and a line throughout. It’s more than I thought I could do.

The real thank you notes will come with the last photograph, but for now, stay wicked. ;)


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luminous-lu:

sunny kitchen blues (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
4/?
sunny kitchen blues. because sometimes you just need to bake it off. also, I like my apron.
[my 52Stories is currently on pause, until I figure out what I want to do with it. I’ll keep you guys posted!]
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My favorite picture. All the time. Right now. So beautiful and gorgeous and miraculous and wonderful and sweet and I LOVE IT. And I want to be there and help you into that red polka-dotty apron. Or maybe out of it. And drink that cup of tea. Or BE that cup of tea… I mean what? Huh?

luminous-lu:

sunny kitchen blues (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

4/?

sunny kitchen blues. because sometimes you just need to bake it off. also, I like my apron.

[my 52Stories is currently on pause, until I figure out what I want to do with it. I’ll keep you guys posted!]

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My favorite picture. All the time. Right now. So beautiful and gorgeous and miraculous and wonderful and sweet and I LOVE IT. And I want to be there and help you into that red polka-dotty apron. Or maybe out of it. And drink that cup of tea. Or BE that cup of tea… I mean what? Huh?

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luminous-lu:

a memorial for the butterfly (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
24/?
bat your wings, bat your wingsfor the dawn is soon to come
—-
After a ridiculously busy June, I’m making an effort to get back on track with this semi-daily project. I hope I didn’t lose many of you in this absence, and that if I did, I can bring you back!
Thank you so much for the continuous support of my work. I’ve been away for a month, but there wasn’t a day when I didn’t get at least a handful of Flickr notifications. Thank you so very much to taking time out of your days to see my work. It’s a privilege to have an audience like you guys.
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(aka, let’s pretend I’m actually a photographer. I’m posting something! Yay!)

luminous-lu:

a memorial for the butterfly (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

24/?

bat your wings, bat your wings
for the dawn is soon to come

—-

After a ridiculously busy June, I’m making an effort to get back on track with this semi-daily project. I hope I didn’t lose many of you in this absence, and that if I did, I can bring you back!

Thank you so much for the continuous support of my work. I’ve been away for a month, but there wasn’t a day when I didn’t get at least a handful of Flickr notifications. Thank you so very much to taking time out of your days to see my work. It’s a privilege to have an audience like you guys.

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(aka, let’s pretend I’m actually a photographer. I’m posting something! Yay!)

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luminous-lu:

the tuscan bride (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
25/?
and I wait for the day to comewhen this glass is no moreand all of me bursts outwith the joy of being yours
—-
I hardly ever mention this, but I have an instagram account. If you’d like to follow me there, I’m luminous_lu
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luminous-lu:

the tuscan bride (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

25/?

and I wait for the day to come
when this glass is no more
and all of me bursts out
with the joy of being yours

—-

I hardly ever mention this, but I have an instagram account. If you’d like to follow me there, I’m luminous_lu

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the invisible orchestra (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
[Every week, there will be a letter, going through the order of the alphabet. Every Monday, I’ll open the Chambers Compact Dictionary and I’ll randomly pick a page of the said letter. Out of that page, I’ll randomly pick a word. And every Friday, there will be a picture based on that word.
Welcome to the Alphabet Tales. ]
Week #3
Letter CConduct, kon-dukt’, v.t. to lead or guide; to convey (water, &c.); to direct (e.g. an orchestra); to manage (e.g. a business); to behave (oneself); (elect. , heat) to transmit]
—-this week went the other way around. I wanted a simpler word and I got conduct, which took me a while to conceptualize, but which lead me on an adventure to the roof, to the top of my building, where I had a cheer of lawyers on the other side of the street. It was kind of funny.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
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luminous-lu:

the invisible orchestra (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

[Every week, there will be a letter, going through the order of the alphabet. Every Monday, I’ll open the Chambers Compact Dictionary and I’ll randomly pick a page of the said letter. Out of that page, I’ll randomly pick a word. And every Friday, there will be a picture based on that word.

Welcome to the Alphabet Tales. ]

Week #3

Letter C
Conduct, kon-dukt’, v.t. to lead or guide; to convey (water, &c.); to direct (e.g. an orchestra); to manage (e.g. a business); to behave (oneself); (elect. , heat) to transmit]

—-
this week went the other way around. I wanted a simpler word and I got conduct, which took me a while to conceptualize, but which lead me on an adventure to the roof, to the top of my building, where I had a cheer of lawyers on the other side of the street. It was kind of funny.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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luminous-lu:

the dead girl’s diary (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
[Every week, there will be a letter, going through the order of the alphabet. Every Monday, I’ll open the Chambers Compact Dictionary and I’ll randomly pick a page of the said letter. Out of that page, I’ll randomly pick a word. Darling heart will watch to ensure I do it right. And every Friday, there will be a picture based on that word.
Welcome to the Alphabet Tales. ]
Week #2
Letter 2
Book, book, n. a collection of sheets of paper bound together, either printed, written on, or blank; a literary composition; a division of such, a libretto, a record of bets, (fig.)any source of information, (pl.) formal records of transactions — v.t. to note in a book; to engage in advance, to buy a ticket.]
—-
I wanted a weird word and I got the most ordinary of all the words in the letter B. Oh well. I think I like the result anyway.
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luminous-lu:

the dead girl’s diary (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

[Every week, there will be a letter, going through the order of the alphabet. Every Monday, I’ll open the Chambers Compact Dictionary and I’ll randomly pick a page of the said letter. Out of that page, I’ll randomly pick a word. Darling heart will watch to ensure I do it right. And every Friday, there will be a picture based on that word.

Welcome to the Alphabet Tales. ]

Week #2

Letter 2

Book, book, n. a collection of sheets of paper bound together, either printed, written on, or blank; a literary composition; a division of such, a libretto, a record of bets, (fig.)any source of information, (pl.) formal records of transactions — v.t. to note in a book; to engage in advance, to buy a ticket.]

—-

I wanted a weird word and I got the most ordinary of all the words in the letter B. Oh well. I think I like the result anyway.

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luminous-lu:

life in film — scotland - by ana luísa pinto @ luminous photography

(more photos beyond the link)

The best photographer in the world. If you ask me. But I might be biased.

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luminous-lu:

If you want to see the rest of Kim Helen and Kristian’s portuguese wedding, head on over to the blog!

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luminous-lu:

a celebration of love (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
36/?
it’s a play of light and shadows, a celebration in its ownhow you pour you heart inside mehow the flowers grow in stone
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luminous-lu:

a celebration of love (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

36/?

it’s a play of light and shadows, 
a celebration in its own
how you pour you heart inside me
how the flowers grow in stone

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luminous-lu:

the imaginary journey (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
15/?
a princess and a pirate get into a boat.
Now it’s up to you to continue the joke. Come on. :)
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I love this picture. I love how pretty you look, how gorgeous and playful. I love those lips and that smile and the fabric billowing out of the “boat” and your imagination. Your imagination is hot. *fans self, blushes*
I want to be your pirate. I want to take you on journeys with paper roll telescopes and the wind gathering up our hair.

luminous-lu:

the imaginary journey (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

15/?

a princess and a pirate get into a boat.

Now it’s up to you to continue the joke. Come on. :)

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I love this picture. I love how pretty you look, how gorgeous and playful. I love those lips and that smile and the fabric billowing out of the “boat” and your imagination. Your imagination is hot. *fans self, blushes*

I want to be your pirate. I want to take you on journeys with paper roll telescopes and the wind gathering up our hair.

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luminous-lu:

melberlin:

luminous-lu:

the spring within (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
23/?
the spring within has come to shower me 
with the peace I craved for long.
I’m currently on vacation in the south of my country, but this photo was taken when I was still in Porto. I’m a little bit in love with it, and I might work on a couple of companion pieces. I hope you have a wonderful rest of week! Also, Darling Heart is coming to stay with me for a little while (YAY!) so I’ll be a little bit absent. But we’ll do our best to shower you with photos.
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We went to this flower field! Or actually, let me tell you the whole story:
First, we got lost a little so we checked on the phone.
We followed the direction of the phone….and got lost again. The phone satnav apparently didn’t have the exact location programmed. So we went around some more, searching for it. We passed this turnabout that we’d passed ten minutes before. Then we passed it again. And again. We went around some more, stopped again.
We tried the phone navigation system again and magically found the right location. We drove there (passed the same turnabout again and basically went back to where we’d started half an hour earlier…)
AND WE FOUND THE FIELD!AND ALL THE FLOWERS WERE GONE!!!!!!!!
.
.
.
(…it was very anticlimactic…)


Yup, we did take some very lovely pictures in that field. *happy sigh*

*happy sigh*

luminous-lu:

melberlin:

luminous-lu:

the spring within (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

23/?

the spring within has come to shower me

with the peace I craved for long.

I’m currently on vacation in the south of my country, but this photo was taken when I was still in Porto. I’m a little bit in love with it, and I might work on a couple of companion pieces. I hope you have a wonderful rest of week! Also, Darling Heart is coming to stay with me for a little while (YAY!) so I’ll be a little bit absent. But we’ll do our best to shower you with photos.

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We went to this flower field! Or actually, let me tell you the whole story:

First, we got lost a little so we checked on the phone.

We followed the direction of the phone….and got lost again. The phone satnav apparently didn’t have the exact location programmed. So we went around some more, searching for it. We passed this turnabout that we’d passed ten minutes before. Then we passed it again. And again. We went around some more, stopped again.

We tried the phone navigation system again and magically found the right location. We drove there (passed the same turnabout again and basically went back to where we’d started half an hour earlier…)

AND WE FOUND THE FIELD!

AND ALL THE FLOWERS WERE GONE!!!!!!!!

.

.

.

(…it was very anticlimactic…)

Yup, we did take some very lovely pictures in that field. *happy sigh*

*happy sigh*

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luminous-lu:

the spring within (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
23/?
the spring within has come to shower me 
with the peace I craved for long.
I’m currently on vacation in the south of my country, but this photo was taken when I was still in Porto. I’m a little bit in love with it, and I might work on a couple of companion pieces. I hope you have a wonderful rest of week! Also, Darling Heart is coming to stay with me for a little while (YAY!) so I’ll be a little bit absent. But we’ll do our best to shower you with photos.
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We went to this flower field! Or actually, let me tell you the whole story:
First, we got lost a little so we checked on the phone.
We followed the direction of the phone….and got lost again. The phone satnav apparently didn’t have the exact location programmed. So we went around some more, searching for it. We passed this turnabout that we’d passed ten minutes before. Then we passed it again. And again. We went around some more, stopped again.
We tried the phone navigation system again and magically found the right location. We drove there (passed the same turnabout again and basically went back to where we’d started half an hour earlier…)
AND WE FOUND THE FIELD!AND ALL THE FLOWERS WERE GONE!!!!!!!!
.
.
.
(…it was very anticlimactic…)

luminous-lu:

the spring within (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

23/?

the spring within has come to shower me

with the peace I craved for long.

I’m currently on vacation in the south of my country, but this photo was taken when I was still in Porto. I’m a little bit in love with it, and I might work on a couple of companion pieces. I hope you have a wonderful rest of week! Also, Darling Heart is coming to stay with me for a little while (YAY!) so I’ll be a little bit absent. But we’ll do our best to shower you with photos.

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We went to this flower field! Or actually, let me tell you the whole story:

First, we got lost a little so we checked on the phone.

We followed the direction of the phone….and got lost again. The phone satnav apparently didn’t have the exact location programmed. So we went around some more, searching for it. We passed this turnabout that we’d passed ten minutes before. Then we passed it again. And again. We went around some more, stopped again.

We tried the phone navigation system again and magically found the right location. We drove there (passed the same turnabout again and basically went back to where we’d started half an hour earlier…)

AND WE FOUND THE FIELD!

AND ALL THE FLOWERS WERE GONE!!!!!!!!

.

.

.

(…it was very anticlimactic…)

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luminous-lu:

the king’s son is dead (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
10/?
it’s pretty sure to say that whenever I’m happy, my pictures get dark. and twisty. and really really dark. a little bit like this. but I’m so in love with my camera and it’s sharpness and the amazing things it does. I just want to spend all day photographing.
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luminous-lu:

the king’s son is dead (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

10/?

it’s pretty sure to say that whenever I’m happy, my pictures get dark. and twisty. and really really dark. a little bit like this. but I’m so in love with my camera and it’s sharpness and the amazing things it does. I just want to spend all day photographing.

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lay me down to sleep (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
17/?
there are days when you’re not supposed to get out of bed. Or that, like me, you get out of bed and realize only one of the pants of your pajamas is on. Darling heart said I was probably attacked by a succubus. I think I dreamt that my pant leg was stuck in a bike. Oh well.
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A whimsical, beautiful rendition of an often-repeated theme. So full of fantasy, so full of quiet darkness, so full of brilliant light. So very Lu.Loving everything about this.

luminous-lu:

lay me down to sleep (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

17/?

there are days when you’re not supposed to get out of bed. Or that, like me, you get out of bed and realize only one of the pants of your pajamas is on. Darling heart said I was probably attacked by a succubus. I think I dreamt that my pant leg was stuck in a bike. Oh well.

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A whimsical, beautiful rendition of an often-repeated theme. So full of fantasy, so full of quiet darkness, so full of brilliant light. So very Lu.

Loving everything about this.

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