Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Birthday Wish

... is the name of the video I created, along with Adriano, for my birthday.

For many years I had a tendency to seclude myself on this date.
I would hang out with one friend, just one, I'd turn off the phone, I didn't want people to congratulate me, or even talk to me and I usually felt some sort of melancholy along the day.
This year, though, it was different.
This year I felt like celebrating. I wanted to spend the day with my friends (I have good friends), I wanted to pick up the phone, I wanted to eat pizza, to dance, to feel happy.
With this in mind, I decided to do something special.

Someday, I'll say: "This was created for my 27th birthday."





With love,

Teresa
   

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Katerina Maresova


I met Katerina at Moda Lisboa, while shooting on backstage. Her beauty was mesmerizing to me, every single time I passed her by I just had to take her picture. It was magnetic. She wasn't really the talkative type, so at some point I was worried I could be upsetting her with all the picture taking. In the end, I kept her email so that I could send her the pictures I had taken.
We talked, I got to know her better, she was really nice and sweet, and she told me she wasn't really having the greatest time there, because she didn't know anyone, and ended up feeling kind of lonely. Being a shy girl who kept to herself, she was getting misinterpreted, which, ultimately, made it harder to connect with others.
Learning this melted my heart, firstly because it's something I can relate to, and secondly because it made me realize that this happens all the time. Someone is feeling lonely and sad, and we take it as arrogance, or being anti-social, or stuck up, without even trying to approach the person in question. We create the story, determine the plot, take our own conclusions and act accordingly.
No benefit of the doubt.
Doesn't seem fair, now, does it?

Anyhow, Katerina was visiting Portugal, last month, so we got to hang out and take some pictures. We had a wonderful time, had long and intimate conversations, and everything felt pretty and light.
We went back to my place and took some pictures in my bedroom. That's when I realized that she had a two-color eye, which I love. Then I took her to one of my favourite coffee shops in Lisbon.

These are the pictures:
 









And, of course, the selfie:


With love,

Teresa.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Martina Vobornikov√°


When I was shooting the backstage of Moda Lisboa's (a fashion show that occurs in Lisbon), I met Martina. I instantly fell in love with her look. She's so versatile. Also, I just felt that she had something special, and thought that we would click somehow. I talked to her about the possibility of doing a photoshoot with her, and she was totally up for it, since she really wanted to work on her portfolio. She was really nice and easy going and... well, adorable, really.

We met in the morning to do this shoot, that went smoothly, it was really cold, and she was a trooper; then we had lunch together, talked a lot. It was wonderful. I really like Martina, she's a wonderful model and a beautiful person, and I wish her the very best.

Hope you like her pictures.















With love,

T.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

What are your favourite series?

 
I decided to rewatch one of my ultimate favourites: Six Feet Under.
One hour pilot episode? Done. :)

Also... how incredibly awesome is this complete series outterbox?

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dimas Melfi


Some days ago, I had the pleasure of tripping on Dimas Melfi's Flickr page and instantly fell in love with his work. It's sad for me that I cannot draw or paint, because I trully love it and really wish I could express myself through it since they're definitely two of my favourite art forms when it comes to visual arts. The thing is, I believe that if I could, this is probably how I'd do it, like Dimas does -- if I was as talented as he is, of course.

 I really felt like we had a lot in common, artistically, so I thought I should suggest some sort of collaboration. As usual, I was set back by my insecurity and shyness. However, that didn't stop me this time. I felt so moved, so inspired, I just knew it had to be done. I took a deep breath and sent him an e-mail. He didn't reply for days, but when he did it felt like magic. Not only we was accepting doing the collaboration, but he was as excited about it as I was. Also, he told me he had been wanting and thinking to do something like this. Everything just felt so right, it was blissful.
 
This collaboration will take some time, of course, even more so because Dimas is on vacation at the moment, so, for now, I'm just thrilled to share some his work with you so that you can dream with me, and I hope you like it as much as I do. :)
 
 

































































With love (and excitement),

Teresa.


(and a lovely) P.S.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

HBO

Hello everyone. :)

I'm super excited today because I can finally share with you the most awesome news.

A few months ago, I was contacted by a HBO admin regarding their interest to use a couple of my pictures in the opening of their upcoming series "True Detective". They would also be using pictures from other photographers and all of the photos would undergo some sort of manipulation to fit the mood and aesthetics and design they were looking for.

They chose these 3 photos:


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(00:46)






















(00:54 - above his head)
   

  
"True Detective" as had it's debut taking in 2.3 million viewers during its inaugural telecast (narrowly edged out "Game of Thrones"), and I can finally share the opening with you.  



Still can't believe it... 

Teresa
   


P.S. How funny is it that I've made this post where the second picture was part of a photoshoot I considered a failed experiment?  Surprise, surprise. :)