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Wish Ko Lang

Wish Ko Lang

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Both Jay and I would agree that the studio is our happy place. And for good and practical reason. We're both such control freaks that we would rather simulate the look of a golden sunset or an overcast day with artificial lighting in the convenience of an indoor space with AC, rather than out there with all the heat and smog. (We're brats that way). And sometimes we just can't refuse the call of the great outdoors - and also because, our clients insist and we excitedly oblige and take on the challenge! For this particular shoot with GMA, I was tasked to shoot Vicky Morales. In a public park. On the grass. Out in the sun. I was already thankful that the sunny weather soon turned into an overcast…
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Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme

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Who doesn't like donuts? And more importantly, who doesn't like Krispy Kreme? I remember, already quite a long time ago, those days that we would beg a visiting relative from the US to hand carry at least a dozen of these original sugar glazed babies on their plane ride to Manila. It was on everyone's pasalubong list and once the anticipation was over, savored each sweet bite. No other experience can match its melt-in-your-mouth one of a kind softness. Fast forward to my photo shoot for Krispy Kreme. Shooting, while eating made me reminisce about those sweet old days. There was an unlimited supply for the whole production team that day from our on location venue at their BGC High Street branch to Dayang Studio. I enjoy lifestyle shoots. Lifestyle…
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Grateful

Grateful

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And just like that, 10 years have gone by - a thrilling ride to say the least. It may not be the most prestigious award but it sure feels that way and to me, a timely and fitting way to mark a decade in the industry. Thank you to my friend, Maan D'Asis Pamaran who invited me to contribute and to landscape photographer extraordinaire for giving her the lead. ;-P Interestingly, I've worked with Maan only once and eons ago on a lifestyle article I already forgot about. I've since been an avid follower of her humorous and enlightening Facebook Feed. You should too. Ayan, we still have yet to get another round of beer together. Can you please take a breather from being such an awesome landscape photographer? Where…
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Cain At Abel

Cain At Abel

Advertising, People, Uncategorized
I've worked with both Dingdong Dantes and Dennis Trillo a number of times all on separate occasions in the past. Cain At Abel brings these two GMA stalwarts together in one exciting, action-packed production that tells of two brothers separated at childhood and then joined together years after in cruel twists of fate. Both men are considered showbiz royalty and yet manage to remain grounded and humble having come a long way in their respective careers. I've worked with all kinds of actors in the industry and the most rewarding to collaborate with are the ones with a deep respect and utmost dedication for their craft. Both men have earned their place in the tumultuous and fickle industry and I have personally seen why. Giving direction during a photo shoot…
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Rogin-E

Rogin-E

Advertising, Campaign
Quite honored to be a regular with one of the premier agencies in the country, JWT Manila. It's always fun shooting with this agency, not to mention I used to work there before as a creative. For this project, it was for Rogin E. They had my do a signature lighting we used for Men's Health magazine. You can also watch the behind the scenes on how we did the shoot, even up to the light effect at the back. -Jay [embed]https://youtu.be/SYgFN8Ndp8w[/embed] Production Credits Client: Bayer Philippines Agency: J. Walter Thompson Philippines Art Director: Javey Villones Photography: Jay Tablante
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The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

Advertising, People
I won't deny it! I love working with pretty faces and pretty things! There's no judgement here! I'm not trying to launch a debate about what society has ingrained in our perception of beauty yada-yada. It's just human nature to always seek out the best! I'm lucky enough to work with three of the prettiest in the biz - not to mention talented and influential too! Here are some publicity photos of Rhian Ramos, Lovi Poe and Max Collins for GMA Network's 'The One That Got Away'. [supsystic-gallery id='76'] Production Credits Client: GMA Network Photography: Paulo Navarra
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The National Museum of Natural History Manila

The National Museum of Natural History Manila

Architecture, Uncategorized
New buildings around the city are noticeably on the rise and quite a few of them have been refurbished, updated and repurposed as well. The 'new' National Museum of Natural History in Manila is one of the more interesting and compelling architectural feats that draws young and old from far and wide, selfie addicts included. Housed in the former Department of Tourism building, the National Museum of Natural history has retained its neoclassical details with the addition of its more modern centerpiece called 'The Tree of Life', an impressive geometrical glass ceiling and elevator that emulates a DNA helix right at the very center of the building. A number of galleries are already open with a few more that will be completed and accessible within the year. Even if it's…
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GMA Netwrork: Amazing Earth

GMA Netwrork: Amazing Earth

Advertising, People
Shooting outdoors can be quite a rewarding thrill - if you prepare that is! Whether it's just a park a few blocks away from your home or an exotic destination overseas, you can spare yourself from a lot of headache and stress if you can find out about the weather of your destination way beforehand. Having this kind of information will prepare for the necessary protection from the elements you must have not just for yourself but for the kind of gear you'll be needing and protecting as well. And whenever possible, do an ocular before the actual shoot and observe where the sun rises and sets and study what it does to the landscape. Being patient with finding out where the shadows will be will surely reap rewards with…
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