Sunday, April 20, 2014

Magnum, desde sempre.


A mais-que-adorada marca de gelados Magnum celebra este ano o seu 25º aniversário.
Pois bem, o meu nome e Teresa, tenho 26 anos e, naturalmente, cresci com estes deliciosos gelados, de mãos dadas, e acompanhei a sua evolução - ou talvez seja mais justo dizer que, de certa forma, eles acompanharam a minha.

Desde aquele amor de infância com quem partilhei o Magnum branco (porque era o mais doce); ou nos dias em que ia apanhar vacinas ou ir ao dentista e recebia um outro à minha escolha, como recompensa por ter sido corajosa; ou mesmo até, simplesmente porque era a escolha óbvia nos dias em que o sol me acordava as sardas e queimava a pele. Trincar aquele chocolate crocante que se derrete na boca como veludo, até chegar ao conteúdo fresco adocicado de textura cremosa, como nenhum outro. Sem nunca esquecer de sorver os pingos derretidos que tentam sempre escapar-nos sorrateiramente, deslizando até aos nossos dedos. Uma delícia!

Alguns anos mais tarde, após termos sobrevivido a uma imensidão de previsões apocalípticas, a Magnum lançou o gelado que, até os dias de hoje, é o meu favorito: Magnum Sandwich. Sempre fui indecisa, não propriamente porque não sei o que quero, mas porque quero isto e quero aquilo, quero tudo. Por isso, este gelado satisfaz os caprichos da minha gula e assenta-me como nenhum outro. Com o passar do tempo, as razões mutam; já não recebo um Magnum quando tenho de ir ao médico - ao que parece, quando crescemos, a coragem é um dado adquirido, sem recompensas (que tristeza!) -, e actualmente prefiro os dias mais frios em detrimento dos que carregam um calor abrasador.

Ao sentar-me, hoje, para escrever este texto, que me obrigou a olhar a minha vida em retrospectiva, apercebi-me de quanto mudei enquanto pessoa, de como a minha vida tem sido repleta de histórias e aventuras, e de como, apesar de tudo, existem pequenas coisas, pessoas e locais, que unem as peças do puzzle, que estiveram sempre presentes, ao longo da minha vida. E é absolutamente enternecedor perceber que uma dessas pequenas coisas, é apenas falaciosamente pequena, sendo que se trata de uma marca icónica de gelados dos dias de hoje: a Magnum.

Comigo, desde sempre.




(a minha publicidade favorita da Magnum)


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Martina Voborniková


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:


(00:09)




















(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. :)
  

Sunday, January 12, 2014

First post of the year.

 
Hello, everyone.

This is a much needed update.
I have at least 4 posts in the bag waiting to be released -- what a shame!
I was doing a play for the past 3 months and I was completely immersed in it (in a good way), it tends to happen. I get sucked in, I live to do that and to be with those people and everything else kind of fades into the background. But I'm back now, and I really want to be better this year, updating and uploading more often (if I haven't lost all my followers by now ehehe).

How was your New Year's Eve? This year I spent mine in London. I'll post about it, soon (still haven't developed the pictures). :)

I'm quite ashamed to admit this, but these pictures I'm posting today were taken in June.
My oh my...

Still, here they are, with the (always) lovely Margarita.

















With love,

Teresa.