Monday, July 3, 2006

The Pacific Plaza w/ Ms. Shh-BOOM

Img_3233May be i was just lucky enough to be attached on this distinct high-rise building at the center of Fort Bonifacio in Makati City not just because my boss lives here but having to work with a former actress for a pictorial on this same location is something.

Img_3222Actually, we'll be having a party at my boss unit later this afternoon and the pictorial was just a co-incidence. She is waiting for me at the Penthouse of Pacific Plaza where we conducted some part of the shoot. The unit was so cool and very spacious that is worth for a feature story in a glossy lifestyle magazine. It's theme was a bit of Mediterranean and Avant garde matches with dramatic sun rays that perfectly embedded on its high glass windows.

Img_3236The dramatic approach of Ms. Rachel Lobangco for her pictorial was really perfect for the setting. She wanted me to shoot by using the available lights coming from the window and this is much easier on my part rather using a strobe lighting .

She teased me with her skimpy clad body that is well maintained and sculptured in spite of her age. She has still the SSH-BOOM appeal that once so popular with her beer commercial. She is full of energy and very provocative with her poses that i really like. She made the pose of her own and I cannot ask for more :). My camera goes rapid fire as it click on its desire and we are happy for its output.

Img_3462Rachel has a vast collection of two piece attires that are really perfect for her voluptuous body. When the sun starts to vanish through the building cloud formation, we decided to go out on this 300 m2 unit and we went strait to the high speed glass elevator down to its floral landscape pool.

From here, we start the shoot before it crowded us with guests on the building. It's good, we have the security that are very cooperative and manage to stand with us until we are through with the shoot. Rachel is with her friend Honey and they have tandem during the pictorial. They have lots of swim wears for the pictorial and all well perfected on their ever sexy bodies. They changed attire after few shots while I am thinking for a possible back drop of the shoot.

Img_3514My assistant was very clever that he manage to get few on-location shots. He do it in between while he holds the reflector and run for my batteries. The climate doesn't cooperate with us during that day, that made us to pause for the sun to come in. So, when the rain starts to pour, we can't do anything but to shoot rapidly as she pose on her desired angles.

Well, that's how I experience my day at Pacific Plaza and I'm just so thankful that my client really appreciated the outcome of our takes. Now, i have to get rest and party time is next in line.


Rachel is a former actress who turned stylist, fire dancer during her free time and was a popular SSh-Boom Girl for a beer commercial. She was featured in some local movies as "KOKAK" who was a a hit during the late 80's. She also manages their family-owned Elvie's Beauty Care chain of outlets in Metro Manila and in nearby provinces.


The Pacific Plaza Towers is situated on a 15,000 m2 site adjoining the Manila Golf Club. This large and most premium site lays claim to having the best views in Metro Manila. At elevation, the Towers will have superb views of the Makati Skyline, Laguna Lake, Manila Bay and its sunset, and the surrounding mountain ranges.

The Architecture of two elegant towers, executed as a wave (North Tower) and the other as a curve (South Tower) by world-renowned Arquitectonica and Recio + Casas, to serve as a distinct signature landmark in Fort Bonifacio.

The Landscape of 102 hectare open area presents a luxurious garden estate featuring lobby level reflecting pools, terraced waterfalls, an Olympic size swimming pool, an island spa, children's pool and playground, meditation gardens, and a surrounding curtain of flora.

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