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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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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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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