luminous-lu:

a royal flush (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 #20
Letter Ttrick, trik, n. Any fraud or stratagem to deceive; an illusion (e.g. a trick of the imagination); a clever contrivance to puzzle, amuse or annoy; skill, knack; a habit, mannerism; a parcel of cards falling to a winner at one turn; a turn as at the helm.
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a trick of the hand. a soft sweep and she’s off to win the journey, get her money back at the table. oh, how she needs it. she has dreams. dreams of a world she’s yet to see, dreams to board a ship and go without a destination, without a need for plans. all that she needs is her companion, the other woman with the eyes made of blue and light and the hair like the sun. together, together they’re invincible.
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Two weeks in a row! yay! I’m going to try to be good from now on, but I’ll warn you: my darling is coming to visit me for almost three weeks and we’ll be having an obscene amount of fun and relaxation times and artsy times and travel times and I might not come here too often. but I’ll do my best to at least take the pictures for this project.
I hope you all have a grand weekend, filled with sun and joy and lovely people!
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luminous-lu:

a royal flush (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 #20

Letter T
trick, trik, n. Any fraud or stratagem to deceive; an illusion (e.g. a trick of the imagination); a clever contrivance to puzzle, amuse or annoy; skill, knack; a habit, mannerism; a parcel of cards falling to a winner at one turn; a turn as at the helm.

——

a trick of the hand. a soft sweep and she’s off to win the journey, get her money back at the table. oh, how she needs it. she has dreams. dreams of a world she’s yet to see, dreams to board a ship and go without a destination, without a need for plans. all that she needs is her companion, the other woman with the eyes made of blue and light and the hair like the sun. together, together they’re invincible.

———

Two weeks in a row! yay! I’m going to try to be good from now on, but I’ll warn you: my darling is coming to visit me for almost three weeks and we’ll be having an obscene amount of fun and relaxation times and artsy times and travel times and I might not come here too often. but I’ll do my best to at least take the pictures for this project.

I hope you all have a grand weekend, filled with sun and joy and lovely people!

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luminous-lu:

catch a falling star (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 #19
Letter SStar, stär, n. Any of the heavily bodies, especially those visible at night whose places in the firmament are relatively fixed.
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she has it in a jar, guards it with a cloth to keep coveting eyes from stealing its light. It’s been a while, years perhaps, but she hasn’t changed, she hasn’t aged one day. the star maintains her youth and gives her strength, all the while hearing, absorbing, cataloguing every thought and prayer. it’s an entity, this creature of the light, and she knows it. they get lost in deep, soulful monologues and bouts of tender care, in which she cradles it like a child. this is indeed her child. this is her reason to be alive — the light she must keep going, the love she must nurture every day. and she’s happy. she caught it, and there go her rainy days.
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It’s been so long since I posted! I’m so sorry, my friends. Life got completely insane — my family’s patisserie closed down for renovations and we all had to help out with the details, I had a couple of weddings that I absolutely needed to tend to and lots and lots to do. I had to put my Alphabet Tales on hold for a couple of weeks, so that I could dedicate myself to my commercial photography. (Also, if you’d like to get more constant updates that aren’t all fine art photography (mostly weddings, photoshoots and random shots) please like my page on facebook, since it’s the one I update more often, and several times a week. That way you don’t have to wait for me to randomly update this project.)
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And sometimes there is darkness that seeps into her bones, crawls along the edges of her vision and cools the skin where it is most vulnerable. Sometimes it gets so tough that the pressure behind her eyelids and the clasp around her ribs threatens to suffocate her, crush her into the size of a postcard.
And then she remembers.
There is light.

luminous-lu:

catch a falling star (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 #19

Letter S
Star, stär, n. Any of the heavily bodies, especially those visible at night whose places in the firmament are relatively fixed.

——

she has it in a jar, guards it with a cloth to keep coveting eyes from stealing its light. It’s been a while, years perhaps, but she hasn’t changed, she hasn’t aged one day. the star maintains her youth and gives her strength, all the while hearing, absorbing, cataloguing every thought and prayer. it’s an entity, this creature of the light, and she knows it. they get lost in deep, soulful monologues and bouts of tender care, in which she cradles it like a child. this is indeed her child. this is her reason to be alive — the light she must keep going, the love she must nurture every day. and she’s happy. she caught it, and there go her rainy days.

———

It’s been so long since I posted! I’m so sorry, my friends. Life got completely insane — my family’s patisserie closed down for renovations and we all had to help out with the details, I had a couple of weddings that I absolutely needed to tend to and lots and lots to do. I had to put my Alphabet Tales on hold for a couple of weeks, so that I could dedicate myself to my commercial photography. (Also, if you’d like to get more constant updates that aren’t all fine art photography (mostly weddings, photoshoots and random shots) please like my page on facebook, since it’s the one I update more often, and several times a week. That way you don’t have to wait for me to randomly update this project.)


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And sometimes there is darkness that seeps into her bones, crawls along the edges of her vision and cools the skin where it is most vulnerable. Sometimes it gets so tough that the pressure behind her eyelids and the clasp around her ribs threatens to suffocate her, crush her into the size of a postcard.

And then she remembers.

There is light.

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Last days of my internship. I’m going to miss it! Feels great to hold something in my hands that I designed #dvdcover #art #design #film #goodtimes

Last days of my internship. I’m going to miss it! Feels great to hold something in my hands that I designed #dvdcover #art #design #film #goodtimes

luminous-lu:

Dinos are a girl’s best friends (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 #17
Letter QQuote, kwòt, v.t.(orig) to divide into numbered chapters, verses, etc; to refer to; to cite; to give the actual words of; to adduce for authority or illustration; to give the current price of.
This will go a lot smoother if you actually do as I’m doing and pretend that the photo is related to the word of the week. Shhh. Just keep nodding. Yes.
(Truth be told, though, the idea came from the famous ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friends’ quote, and degenerated into this. So it has some relation to the title. But not much.)
I hope you guys had a wonderful Easter! I spent it in Berlin with my darling and had a blast! I’ll blog about that soon. :)
Have a fabulous weekend!
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*Nods vehemently*
Very professional. Yes. Indeed. Very good use of the topic. Hm-hm. So deep.

luminous-lu:

Dinos are a girl’s best friends (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 #17

Letter Q
Quote, kwòt, v.t.(orig) to divide into numbered chapters, verses, etc; to refer to; to cite; to give the actual words of; to adduce for authority or illustration; to give the current price of.

This will go a lot smoother if you actually do as I’m doing and pretend that the photo is related to the word of the week. Shhh. Just keep nodding. Yes.

(Truth be told, though, the idea came from the famous ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friends’ quote, and degenerated into this. So it has some relation to the title. But not much.)

I hope you guys had a wonderful Easter! I spent it in Berlin with my darling and had a blast! I’ll blog about that soon. :)

Have a fabulous weekend!

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*Nods vehemently*

Very professional. Yes. Indeed. Very good use of the topic. Hm-hm. So deep.

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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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silentgiantla:

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock

Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

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tritticodelledelizie:

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Apollo e Daphne

from Ovid’s Metamorphoses

marble, 1622-25, Galleria Borghese, Roma

Ohhhh, I JUST saw Andreas Schlüter’s Apollo and Daphne!! Very much inspired by this fella.

Go check out the SCHLOSS BAU MEISTER exhibit at the Bodemuseum in Berlin, on Museum Island! It also has a Medusa from Bernini on loan! :)

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luminous-lu:

an attempt at sanity (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
33/?
I’m not staging a comeback, but maybe I’m trying to. All I know is that things are moving, they’re changing, and I need something to hold on through that change, so that I don’t make my people’s lives even heavier with my own. So I photographed. And in my mind, I told myself over and over that I’m going to do this daily, that I’ll make this a proper diary again. A part of me knows I won’t, I guess. Or maybe I’m just trying to jinx it. But the truth is, I’m lousy at keeping my photographic commitments when life and commercial work get in the way. So I’ll try. I’ll try to get some calm, some sanity in me through my pictures again.
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luminous-lu:

an attempt at sanity (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

33/?

I’m not staging a comeback, but maybe I’m trying to. All I know is that things are moving, they’re changing, and I need something to hold on through that change, so that I don’t make my people’s lives even heavier with my own. So I photographed. And in my mind, I told myself over and over that I’m going to do this daily, that I’ll make this a proper diary again. A part of me knows I won’t, I guess. Or maybe I’m just trying to jinx it. But the truth is, I’m lousy at keeping my photographic commitments when life and commercial work get in the way. So I’ll try. I’ll try to get some calm, some sanity in me through my pictures again.

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luminous-lu:

Darling heart in the cloister. #guimaraes

It was magical there. So inspiring. Made me want to write more fantasy novels.

luminous-lu:

Darling heart in the cloister. #guimaraes

It was magical there. So inspiring. Made me want to write more fantasy novels.

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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
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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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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.]
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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.]

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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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