Nobu Restaurant Manila

Nobu Restaurant Manila

Nobu is the world’s most recognized Japanese restaurant, known for its innovative and modern cuisine, paired with a hip crowd and celebrity following. Paulo: The interiors of Nobu combine distinct Japanese motifs executed in both a traditional and modern way and demonstrates a cohesive East-West yin and yang. This had to be photographed late into the evening through the wee hours of the morning since the lighting emphasized more drama and opulence to the interiors. Production Credits Client: Melco Crown Philippines Agency: BBDO Guerrero Photography: Paulo Navarra
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Crystal Dragon

Crystal Dragon

Crystal Dragon features authentic regional Chinese dishes as well as premium Cantonese fare. Paulo: Shooting in this very photogenic venue reminded me of what an opulent restaurant in Shanghai or Hong Kong would look like during the 1930s or 1940s. Very visually unique and highly stylized. Very Wong Kar-wai. Production Credits Client: Melco Crown Philippines Agency: BBDO Guerrero Photography: Paulo Navarra
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Broadway Tribute: Wicked

Broadway Tribute: Wicked

Paulo: Tonight is opening night in Manila! Here is a personal tribute to the hit musical, Wicked. It's actually a mishmash of different images from past shoots as well as stock. It features (spoiler alert!) the transformation of Fiyero into the Scarecrow, the evil flying monkeys and of course, their evil green mistress and star of the show, Elphaba! The dimensions of this artwork are primarily designed to fit a triptych on Instagram that takes up 3 blocks of the Instagram grid when placed side by side. Production Credits Photography & Post Production: Paulo Navarra Model: Kate Bautista
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De La Salle University – Henry Sy Hall

De La Salle University – Henry Sy Hall

Paulo: This modern structure is testament to De La Salle University's continuing commitment in producing the future movers and shapers of the country. I do wish I can go back to school again!   Production Credits Magazine: SLIVERS Ideal Photography: Paulo Navarra
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