Brancoprata

BrancoPrata, is a multi-disciplinary creative studio founded in 2003, that brings film photography, and visceral, statement floral design & creative direction to forward-thinking couples and clients, aiming to thoughtfully distill elegance into fresh, sincere and compelling images, events and editorials woven into the visual language of movement and emotions.

In times like these, nothing better than to “Hold your Own”

Hold your own… We choose not to give up, we choose to stay positive, to be supportive, to strive, to inspire.

We choose hope, we choose life, we, above all, choose love…

Our creativity cannot be postponed and from home, we believe we can all make a difference and help to make this world, a brighter place, even when everything seems so dark.

These powerful words from Kate Tempest hit us like a ray of light, a ray of hope
and that is why, today, we want to share them with you:

“But, when time pulls lives apart
Hold your own
When everything is fluid, nothing can be known with any certainty
Hold your own

Hold it till you feel it there
As dark and dense and wet as earth
As vast and bright and sweet as air
When all there is is knowing that you feel what you are feeling
Hold your own

Ask your hands to know the things they hold
I know, the days are reeling past in such squealing blasts
But stop for breath and you will know it’s yours
Swaying like an open door when storms are coming
Hold

Time is an onslaught, love is a mission
We work for vocations until, in remission
We wish we’d had patience and given more time to our children
Feel each decision that you make
Make it, hold it

Hold your own
Hold your lovers
Hold their hands
Hold their breasts in your hands like your hands were their bra
Hold their face in your palms like a prayer
Hold them all night, feel them hold back
Don’t hold back

Hold your own
Every pain
Every grievance
Every stab of shame
Every day spent with a demon in your brain giving chase
Hold it

Know the wolves that hunt you
In time, they will be the dogs that bring your slippers
Love them right and you will feel them kiss you when they come to bite
Hot snouts digging out your cuddles with their bloody muzzles
Hold

Nothing you can buy will ever make you more whole
This whole thing thrives on us feeling always incomplete
And it is why we will search for happiness in whatever thing it is we crave in the moment
And it is why we can never really find it there
It is why you will sit there with the lover that you fought for
In the car you sweated years to buy
Wearing the ring you dreamed of all your life

And some part of you will still be unsure that this is what you really want
Stop craving

Hold your own
But if you’re satisfied with where you’re at, with who you are
You won’t need to buy new make-up or new outfits or new pots and pans
To cook new exciting recipes for new exciting people
To make yourself feel like the new exciting person you think you’re supposed to be

Happiness, the brand, is not happiness
We are smarter than they think we are
They take us all for idiots, but that’s their problem
When we behave like idiots, it becomes our problem
So, hold your own

Breathe deep on a freezing beach
Taste the salt of friendship
Notice the movement of a stranger
Hold your own
And let it be
Catching”


 

All Images by BrancoPrata, except the image of us taken by Jonathan Canlas

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