Photoling

Hi, I'm a photographer and linguist. Ok, technically I'm a student so I do neither of these professionally but I love photography and languages so I figure I'll "blog" about them, right? Sure.
PS- Most of these photos are mine. I'll mention the artist if the photo/ post isn't mine.
Times are tough.
Here’s a ridiculously happy picture to cheer you up!
(I don’t take credit for the photos used, they’re stock photos. I’m only taking credit for the photoshopery)

Times are tough.

Here’s a ridiculously happy picture to cheer you up!

(I don’t take credit for the photos used, they’re stock photos. I’m only taking credit for the photoshopery)

Cat
yet another from “Urban Animals”

Cat

yet another from “Urban Animals”

Urban Animals at Night

Urban Animals at Night

Deer in Headlights
another one from “Urban Animals”

Deer in Headlights

another one from “Urban Animals”

Urban Animals
a fun little “series” my friends and I did. painted our faces like animals and walked around the city.

Urban Animals

a fun little “series” my friends and I did. painted our faces like animals and walked around the city.

New Tattoo.
Nico - Better Days Tattoo in Santiago, Chile

New Tattoo.

Nico - Better Days Tattoo in Santiago, Chile

Nico
An awesome tattoo artist in Santiago - Better Days Tattoo

Nico

An awesome tattoo artist in Santiago - Better Days Tattoo

El equipo del cambio para el futuro
Castro, Chiloe

El equipo del cambio para el futuro

Castro, Chiloe

Saudade

"is a Portuguese language word difficult to translate adequately, which describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for something or someone that one was fond of and which is lost. It often carries a fatalist tone and a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might really never return.

Saudade has been described as a “vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist … a turning towards the past or towards the future”.[2] A stronger form of saudade may be felt towards people and things whose whereabouts are unknown, such as a lost lover, or a family member who has gone missing. It may also be translated as a deep longing or yearning for something which does not exist or is unattainable.

Saudade was once described as “the love that remains” or “the love that stays” after someone is gone. Saudade is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again. It can be described as an emptiness, like someone ( e.g., one’s children, parents, sibling, grandparents, friends, pets) or something (e.g., places, things one used to do in childhood, or other activities performed in the past) that should be there in a particular moment is missing, and the individual feels this absence. In Portuguese, ‘tenho saudades tuas’, translated as ‘I have saudades for you’ means ‘I miss you’, but carries a much stronger tone. In fact, one can have ‘saudades’ of someone whom one is with, but have some feeling of loss towards the past or the future.”

-wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudade

one more from the protests

one more from the protests

more from the protests in Chile.

more from the protests in Chile.

"Patagonia sin represas"
Protest against building dams in Patagonia. Santiago, Chile.

"Patagonia sin represas"

Protest against building dams in Patagonia. Santiago, Chile.

el cuchivilu y el invunche

Mythical creatures of Chiloe.

Chiloe. (an island in the south of Chile)

Chiloe. (an island in the south of Chile)