IGeneration: The Filipino Youth Today

IGeneration: The Filipino Youth Today

While Millennials, born in the early 1980s, continue to be a driving force in the world, an even more fascinating generation is on the rise, poised to contribute even more rapid change in today's evolving culture and technology. Enter the iGeneration aka Generation Z and who were born in 1994 and later and grew up with a smartphone in hand. Similar to Millennials, iGens share constant connectedness in today's ubiquitous social media landscape. Find out more about them here. Client: IGenerationPhotography: Paulo Navarra
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Wish Ko Lang

Wish Ko Lang

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…
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Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme

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…
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Cain At Abel

Cain At Abel

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…
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The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

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'. Production Credits Client: GMA Network Photography: Paulo Navarra
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GMA Netwrork: Amazing Earth

GMA Netwrork: Amazing Earth

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…
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Pampers Philippines

Pampers Philippines

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…
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Wall’s Ice Cream

Wall’s Ice Cream

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! Production Credits Photography: Paulo Navarra Agency: Tribal Singapore Client: Walls Ice Cream
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Bubble Gang 22nd Anniversary

Bubble Gang 22nd Anniversary

Happy 22nd anniversary to the longest-running sketch comedy program on Philippine television! Working with these unrelenting, unapologetically funny talents is surely quite the rush trying to get your shots done while laughing more than half the time! It surely is good vibes all around on the set with these guys! Catch their special musical anniversary presentation tonight on the GMA Network!  
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Paulo Travels: Siem Reap – Part 1

Paulo Travels: Siem Reap – Part 1

This is the second time I've been to Siem Reap (the first was on vacation, the second, for work), and yet the beauty and wonder of Angkor Wat never fails to take my breath away. Although I have been to these same sites before, there were certainly new things to discover. First stop, Ta Prohm, late 12th and early 13th centuries. A mere 20-minute tuktuk ride from my hotel in Siem Reap, this temple is known to have the "Tomb Raider" tree within its vicinity, thanks to the movie starring Angelina Jolie.  It is also because of this that it is…
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