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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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Pangaea, Manila

Pangaea, Manila

Paulo: Manila's club scene will never be the same again, with the opening of the ultra lounge experience, Pangaea. It was surely a blast (and also a challenge) shooting its very unique interiors with lush textures and details as well as working with club owner, THE Michael Ault. Although not much light was needed for the interior, the mood had to be maintained and translated faithfully in the photos so long exposures were the order of the day (as well as the most sturdy and stable tripod!)      Production Credits Client: City of Dreams - Pangaea Manila Agency: BBDO…
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GMA 7: Bubble Gang’s 19th Season

GMA 7: Bubble Gang’s 19th Season

Paulo: I love how the costumes are on point and distinct to each actor for this layout. This project had Gladiator and 300 as pegs for costume and poses. This is one of the collaborative processes I enjoy when it comes to a full scale photography production. It's all in the details!     Production Credits Client: GMA Network Agency: GMA PSD Photography: Paulo Navarra
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Collab: Paulo Navarra & Jet Babas

Collab: Paulo Navarra & Jet Babas

Paulo: Aside from the advertising projects that keep them busy, Point Blank Manila's photographers need a creative outlet where they can collaborate with other talents and have a direct hand on executing their own creative visions. The brief for this particular Saturday test shoot was avant-garde.  As artists, it is our commitment as well as our responsibility to continue to push the envelope, think out of the box and keep the creative fires burning by coming up with an unconventional HMUA story. Here are a couple of shots featuring one of Point Blank Manila's favorite HMUA collaborators, Mr. Jet Babas!…
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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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