laura olivia

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Previously named Esperança Photography. I enjoy the process of taking a photograph as much as the result.-Laura Olivia.

original photographer

Great Falls ,VA
“I do want to tell you one thing: go outside. Get out in the sunshine and warm air and away from the noise of the city and your routine and let your limbs take you places and show you parts of the earth and the living continuum to which you belong. The closer you get to nature, the harder it will be to hate your body. You belong to these places. They will remind you of your goodness and beauty and strength that you may have forgotten lives in you. As the altitude increases, our pace tempers and at each pause for oxygen, I stand filled with so much gratitude for what my body is, for what it does, for how hard it works to bring me to these places. Here, in the wildest parts of the earth, I know in my heart I lack nothing. Every maddening, dark thought or ill will I have felt towards myself in the past is dismissed and deep love and care fills the vacuum it left behind. You may not need to climb to find this peace. Maybe you’d like to learn to hula hoop, swim backstroke in a lake, train for a 5k fun run. I don’t care. Something. Move. Breathe. Look out and look in. Watch how much your body allows you to do and feel. Let’s not wait until we’re 70 to feel good about the vessel we landed to change the world from.”

Great Falls ,VA
“I do want to tell you one thing: go outside. Get out in the sunshine and warm air and away from the noise of the city and your routine and let your limbs take you places and show you parts of the earth and the living continuum to which you belong. The closer you get to nature, the harder it will be to hate your body. You belong to these places. They will remind you of your goodness and beauty and strength that you may have forgotten lives in you. As the altitude increases, our pace tempers and at each pause for oxygen, I stand filled with so much gratitude for what my body is, for what it does, for how hard it works to bring me to these places. Here, in the wildest parts of the earth, I know in my heart I lack nothing. Every maddening, dark thought or ill will I have felt towards myself in the past is dismissed and deep love and care fills the vacuum it left behind. You may not need to climb to find this peace. Maybe you’d like to learn to hula hoop, swim backstroke in a lake, train for a 5k fun run. I don’t care. Something. Move. Breathe. Look out and look in. Watch how much your body allows you to do and feel. Let’s not wait until we’re 70 to feel good about the vessel we landed to change the world from.”

— 4 days ago with 41 notes
I gained a little weight so I decided to update my photo ❤️😍❤️

P.s I painted that jellyfish

I gained a little weight so I decided to update my photo ❤️😍❤️ P.s I painted that jellyfish

— 1 week ago with 64 notes
Rubinho on Flickr.The problem is not that I don’t love him; it’s that I don’t show it. Who’s problem? his? no, mine. There is this little box that I keep hidden inside and am too afraid to expose. I have the opportunity to live life at the same time with this man and yet I’m so afraid to let him know I’m grateful for it. He’s my partner, the person whom I trust my seed with and he himself feels the same way. I wish I could break down this wall that keeps me from getting closer, yet somehow he knows it. He knows I love him but he won’t ask for more even though he is quite different from me. He needs touch and warmth. 
I need to tap into my childhood and break down this wall. –Laura Olivia
P.S. I like to write thoughts and quotes; it’s a little secret I’m too afraid to expose but here it is.

Rubinho on Flickr.

The problem is not that I don’t love him; it’s that I don’t show it. Who’s problem? his? no, mine. There is this little box that I keep hidden inside and am too afraid to expose. I have the opportunity to live life at the same time with this man and yet I’m so afraid to let him know I’m grateful for it. He’s my partner, the person whom I trust my seed with and he himself feels the same way. I wish I could break down this wall that keeps me from getting closer, yet somehow he knows it. He knows I love him but he won’t ask for more even though he is quite different from me. He needs touch and warmth.
I need to tap into my childhood and break down this wall. –Laura Olivia


P.S. I like to write thoughts and quotes; it’s a little secret I’m too afraid to expose but here it is.

— 2 weeks ago with 48 notes
#original photographers  #photographers on tumblr  #portrait  #black and white  #black and white photography  #love  #writing  #quote  #poem  #thoughts 
Cherry Blossom Festival on Flickr.Washington DC ‘12
This was taken on March and as you can see they were already in full bloom, same thing last year. This year however, due to our crazy weather, we have to wait longer but I hope they at least bloom!!!

Cherry Blossom Festival on Flickr.

Washington DC ‘12
This was taken on March and as you can see they were already in full bloom, same thing last year. This year however, due to our crazy weather, we have to wait longer but I hope they at least bloom!!!

— 2 weeks ago with 225 notes
#original photographers  #photographers on tumblr  #Washington DC  #cherry blossoms  #cherry blossom festival  #spring  #east coast  #flowers  #flower photography  #landscape  #united states  #home  #travel  #travel photography  #FlickrAward 
Tunnels on Flickr.March ‘14
from my Turista Accidental series which are taken in my city Alexandria,VA

Tunnels on Flickr.

March ‘14

from my Turista Accidental series which are taken in my city Alexandria,VA

— 2 weeks ago with 55 notes
#turista accidental  #original photographers  #photographers on tumblr  #landscape  #snow  #east coast  #Alexandria  #Virginia 
lauraoliviasilva:

squishy on Flickr.I shall call you squishy and you shall be mine and you shall be my squishy

So I’m wondering what’s going on… Maybe there’s a glitch or something I thought… Until Brightest-and-darkest tells me “Congrats you’re on Radar” I almost fell over. Wow MADE MY DAY!!!!!! ❤️

lauraoliviasilva:

squishy on Flickr.

I shall call you squishy and you shall be mine and you shall be my squishy

So I’m wondering what’s going on… Maybe there’s a glitch or something I thought… Until Brightest-and-darkest tells me “Congrats you’re on Radar” I almost fell over.
Wow MADE MY DAY!!!!!! ❤️

— 2 weeks ago with 6461 notes
Visions on Flickr.March ‘14
from my Turista Accidental series which are taken in my city Alexandria,VA

Visions on Flickr.

March ‘14

from my Turista Accidental series which are taken in my city Alexandria,VA

— 2 weeks ago with 59 notes
#turista accidental  #original photographers  #photographers on tumblr  #Alexandria  #east coast  #tonal contrast  #high contrast  #landscape  #snow 

Next weekend, April 5th, I’ll be visiting these exhibits in NYC :)

Capa in Color
http://www.icp.org/museum/exhibitions/current
International Center of Photography
January 31–May 4, 2014

Abbott and Marville: The City in Transition
http://www.fstopmagazine.com/blog/2014/02/abbott-and-marville-the-city-in-transition-howard-greenberg-gallery/
Howard Greenberg Gallery
February 27–April 11,2014

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1430
MOMA
February 8–October 5, 2014

A World of Its Own offers another history of photography—a photography created within the walls of the studio, and yet as innovative as its more extroverted counterpart, street photography.

— 3 weeks ago with 18 notes
#heads up 
Through on Flickr.March ‘14
from my Turista Accidental series which are taken in my city Alexandria,VA

Through on Flickr.

March ‘14

from my Turista Accidental series which are taken in my city Alexandria,VA

— 3 weeks ago with 132 notes
#turista accidental  #original photographers  #photographers on tumblr  #partial  #bridge  #east coast  #snow  #alexandria  #virginia  #architecture 
Light medium. When first opened it had aromas and taste of oak but light fruit flavors. After 40 minutes there were more fruit flavors, long finish and medium tannins. I saved the best for last! Definitely a favorite.  it had to be from Catalunya ❤️

Light medium. When first opened it had aromas and taste of oak but light fruit flavors. After 40 minutes there were more fruit flavors, long finish and medium tannins. I saved the best for last! Definitely a favorite. it had to be from Catalunya ❤️

— 3 weeks ago with 46 notes
#spanishwine  #granreserva  #vino  #vinotinto  #vin  #catalunya  #condegalianagranreserva  #wine 
Under the bridge on Flickr.March ‘14
from my Turista Accidental series which are taken in my city Alexandria,VA
Also, Thank you so much for the reblogs, likes and comments on my previous photo :)

Under the bridge on Flickr.

March ‘14
from my Turista Accidental series which are taken in my city Alexandria,VA

Also, Thank you so much for the reblogs, likes and comments on my previous photo :)

— 4 weeks ago with 107 notes
#turista accidental  #original photographers  #photographers on tumblr  #black and white  #landscap  #alexandria va  #virginia  #snow  #winter  #march  #spring  #black and white photography