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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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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#PBShootsFree PART 2!!

#PBShootsFree PART 2!!

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Point Blank Studios is pleased to announce the second edition of its promo #PBShootsFree happening this July 2018! That's right! We give you our professional services just for one day, all for FREE - AGAIN! The first #PBShootsFree promo last quarter was a success with the lucky winners made up of a bunch of talented and innovative homegrown startups each awarded a professional photo shoot absolutely on the house.  Point Blank Studios photographers Jay Tablante and Paulo Navarra spent a whole day last March working with a bag designer, a valet service, a food distributor as well as a money remittance company. This was Point Blank's  way of paying it forward to their fellow entrepreneurs by promoting their awesome ideas and providing high quality images for their key visuals. Stay…
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Pampers Philippines

Pampers Philippines

Advertising, Campaign, Uncategorized
Photographers who are not used to shooting kids often underestimate how difficult it can be especially in a studio setting where are lots of lights, equipment and people. These different elements can either intimidate a child (or in this case, a toddler) or bring out the best in a child's expression with a little preparation and patience from the whole team. First thing's first of course! Safety. We all had to make sure that not only did all the lighting equipment have to be at a safe distance and locked down securely but we had to ensure the integrity of the props and sets as well - no sharp edges or corners. Plus the presence of mind of not just everyone else's but a trusty assistant/baby handler just out of…
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Wall’s Ice Cream

Wall’s Ice Cream

Advertising, Campaign, Food, Uncategorized
Here are a couple of regional works featuring everyone's favorite dessert! These were shot entirely here in the Philippines but published for our neighbors in Indonesia and Thailand with their respective local sweets! I have such deep respect for our friends in Resultado food styling company for their devotion to their craft and professionalism. What they do is not just gorgeous food porn but true works of art. They are my favorite stylists to work with since I am a foodie myself! [supsystic-gallery id='66'] Production Credits Photography: Paulo Navarra Agency: Tribal Singapore Client: Walls Ice Cream
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