From taking dreamy photographs to publishing a book, Shaira Luna continues to broaden her horizons. This time, she's taking her creative hand at music videos. "Since 2012, I've been into creating photographs and stories that look like movie stills, and people would always tell me to just press the record button and get on with making videos already! I eventually started making minute-long videos for/by myself a few years ago, but have always hesistated to do so for other people," Shaira tells Preview.
After having worked with Claudia Barretto, and IV of Spades, the veteran fashion photog next provided her filmic, vintage aesthetic for the music video to Moira dela Torre and I Belong to the Zoo's newest heartbreaking collab, Patawad, Paalam, as its director of photography. "[Moira] wanted it really simple, with soft lighting. I made sure the lighting looked as natural as possible, and sad or melancholy when needed."
With Moira's eternally melancholic sound, Argee Guerrero's deep, soothing voice, and Shaira's nostalgic vision, it's impossible not to get swept in by this emotional film on lost love.
Watch the full music video, below, starring JM de Guzman, Joel Saracho, Sheila Francisco, and Anna Luna, as directed by Niq Ablao.