Hello yes, this is I

The face of sleepless Lisbon

5.58 a.m.

“The idea for this project is to create a series of street photography from Lisbon. The project will follow the concept of making art by taking images of different characters on the streets of Lisbon after the midnight. This period of time is considered to be the deepest level of sleep, though there is a big percentage of people who stay awake until the sun comes up. The reasons for this…

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Environment creating a cover up

“Environment creating a cover up” is my personal project that I took on whilst studying in  Lisbon, Portugal.

“The main idea for this project was to capture the issue of people tossing everyday items into the nature and on the streets. There is plenty of products for everyone to go around and truly there is no need to produce more, but still this issue is taken as a second nature problem.…

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A Time Of Freedom

Bright sun softly touches the skin

warm summer breeze gently blows the hair

cold beer invites us to meet the sunset

music and bonfire,

friends and summer love.

We share those moments with minds think alike,

but keep the dreams hidden in our hearts for only us to feel back to.

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Sara

Model test shoot with gorgreous Sara Nascimento

Photography and styling Merle Praakli

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Adamastor

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“Even as I spoke, an immense shape

Materialised in the night air,

Grotesque and enormous stature

With heavy jowls, and an unkempt beard

Scowling from shrunken, hollow eyesIts complexion earthy and pale,

Its hair grizzled and matted with clay,

Its mouth coal black, teeth yellow with decay.”

Camões, The Lusiads Canto V.

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Oh those sleepless yet exciting days of evaluation weeks

Oh those sleepless yet exciting days of evaluation weeks

First of many analogic projects is about to reach its beautiful finish line. Soon to be published on www.merlepraakli.com

First of many analogic projects is about to reach its beautiful finish line. Soon to be published on www.merlepraakli.com

Park Bar - a beautiful suprise of Lisbon nightlife! :)

Park Bar - a beautiful suprise of Lisbon nightlife! :)