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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moaningxx:

baretobush:

The Reality of Nude Photos
Alright, so this is a little bit of an unrelated note to my regular posts, but I feel like it’s important. I want to take just a quick minute to explain the difference I see between a naked body that’s posed and a naked body that is just that: a naked body.
When we look at naked people on the internet (be it Porn Stars, “selfies” taken by internet-famous bloggers, or professional freelance models), they are almost always in these poses that elongate the body, stretch out the muscles, show off the ribs, push the breasts forward and hide all of those squishy rolls that happen when we relax. I am not attacking them, so please don’t feel defensive if those are the kinds of photos you are a part of. They’re beautiful, I have no problem with them. I just feel called to point out that a body that looks so “sexy” or “slender” or “desirable” in one picture, can look squishy, vulnerable and saggy in the next just by letting go of a pose. No one wants to post those pictures, those are the ones you delete before they’re even out of the camera. No one wants to say, “Hey! Here’s a selfie of how my tummy puffs out and look, can you see the stretch marks on my breasts!?”
I took both of those pictures this morning, minutes apart. They’re both me. They’re both completely unedited. They are simply meant to show the difference between a body that is carefully designed to be sexy and well-received, and a body that is just sitting there being a naked body on a bed in the morning.
I’m not saying that people shouldn’t pose in photos, or that photos designed to look sexy are bad whatsoever, so please don’t think that’s what I’m getting at. I just felt like sharing a picture of what a body really looks like sitting on a bed, instead of an image of what a body looks like carefully posed on a bed.

Praise be. I can be squishy and I can be sexy. Sometimes both. Frequently both.

moaningxx:

baretobush:

The Reality of Nude Photos

Alright, so this is a little bit of an unrelated note to my regular posts, but I feel like it’s important. I want to take just a quick minute to explain the difference I see between a naked body that’s posed and a naked body that is just that: a naked body.

When we look at naked people on the internet (be it Porn Stars, “selfies” taken by internet-famous bloggers, or professional freelance models), they are almost always in these poses that elongate the body, stretch out the muscles, show off the ribs, push the breasts forward and hide all of those squishy rolls that happen when we relax. I am not attacking them, so please don’t feel defensive if those are the kinds of photos you are a part of. They’re beautiful, I have no problem with them. I just feel called to point out that a body that looks so “sexy” or “slender” or “desirable” in one picture, can look squishy, vulnerable and saggy in the next just by letting go of a pose. No one wants to post those pictures, those are the ones you delete before they’re even out of the camera. No one wants to say, “Hey! Here’s a selfie of how my tummy puffs out and look, can you see the stretch marks on my breasts!?”

I took both of those pictures this morning, minutes apart. They’re both me. They’re both completely unedited. They are simply meant to show the difference between a body that is carefully designed to be sexy and well-received, and a body that is just sitting there being a naked body on a bed in the morning.

I’m not saying that people shouldn’t pose in photos, or that photos designed to look sexy are bad whatsoever, so please don’t think that’s what I’m getting at. I just felt like sharing a picture of what a body really looks like sitting on a bed, instead of an image of what a body looks like carefully posed on a bed.

Praise be. I can be squishy and I can be sexy. Sometimes both. Frequently both.

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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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:

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 half-good sister (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
13/?
it’s time for cherries.
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One of the most seductive pictures. Makes me crave the taste of cherries.

luminous-lu:

the half-good sister (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

13/?

it’s time for cherries.

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One of the most seductive pictures. Makes me crave the taste of cherries.

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luminous-lu:

the reader (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
I was planning to take this as a sort of homage to my friends who are doing NaNoWriMo, but the concept ended up getting away from me. Still, I’m happy with the final result.
(there’s a second version in the comments, slightly different. But I ended up liking this one better.)
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luminous-lu:

the reader (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

I was planning to take this as a sort of homage to my friends who are doing NaNoWriMo, but the concept ended up getting away from me. Still, I’m happy with the final result.

(there’s a second version in the comments, slightly different. But I ended up liking this one better.)

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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:

Ayr, you fucking gorgeous beast.

luminous-lu:

Ayr, you fucking gorgeous beast.

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englishsnow:

Ireland by florescent

Looks so much like Isle of Skye! Wow, beautiful!

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poursomelesbianhotsauceonit:

s-l-3-3-p-y:

staythatswhatimeanttosay:

In case you are a fan of same sex unions, weddings in general,or are just really itching to know what I look like (or my wife, as I haven’t posted a picture of her yet[she’s the adorable one in the suspenders]) here’s the promised wedding picture spam.

Best day of my life. 

This is so cute

This is insanely beautiful!

Photos by Megan Clemence Photography ;)

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