Shooting time-lapse in Dingalan, Aurora, in the Philippines. Photo: Angelo Mendoza

Aaron Palabyab is a director, cameraman, time-lapse shooter, and an international award-winning landscape and night sky photographer with a decade of experience, working both in the Philippines and abroad with international teams.

Browse through his photography here, his video work here, his commercial work on his Vimeo page, his time-lapse clips, reviews, and vlogs on his YouTube channel, and his writing on his blog.

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FILM AND VIDEO

Shooting Ignacio de Loyola. Photo: Paolo Dy

As a filmmaker, he has worked on several projects traveling around the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and Europe. He was second unit director, second camera, and night sky and time-lapse photographer on the international award-winning Filipino independent feature Ignacio de Loyola (2016), and most recently was time-lapse photographer and a cameraman on the ABS-CBN International travelogue series Discovering Routes, shot with an international cast and crew all around the Philippines. 

He directed all the TV spots until 2015 for Sulit.com.ph (now OLX.ph), and did work for Rockwell LandHonda Motors, San Miguel Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, Roche, Sony, UNESCO, Antel, Taft Property, and the Ateneo de Manila University, among others. 

His first short film, “A Second” (2012), which he co-directed, co-wrote, edited, scored, and acted in, was a finalist in the short film category of the Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2012 and official selection in the International Film Festival Manhattan NYC 2012 and Shorts From the World section of the 15th International Eskisehir Film Festival.

He has been working in the film industry since 2008 and shoots narrative film, reality TV, travel, documentary, corporate, and commercial projects as a director and cameraman.

PHOTOGRAPHY

2014 marked the beginning of a major career shift for Aaron as he embarked on an 80-day solo trip, primarily in South America. In 2016, he began a second career as an up-and-coming fine art landscape and travel photographer.

Born and bred in the chaos of Metro Manila, Aaron seeks images that express a longing to reconnect with what people born in the city have lost: connection to nature, intimacy with awe, and the wonder of a time before our cities dimmed our stars.

Awards

2017

Silver, Professional Nature, Sky - PX3 Paris Prix de la Photographie 2017

Honorable Mention (series), Professional Special, Sky - International Photography Awards 2017

2016 

Honorable Mention, Professional Fine Art Landscape (series) -Tokyo International Foto Awards