#PANAMACONTRASTS PROJECT 2016

A project developed for the Italian Magazine ARBITER‘s new insert: LØCKED MAGAZINE, dedicated to smartphone photography and image culture.
Directed by renowned Italian portrait photographer Fredi Marcarini, LØCKED offered me a space on their second issue of November 2016, to write and document about Panama. The photography project is called #PanamaContrasts and is part of a series of smartphone photography projects published on LØCKED magazine. Some of these images are also published on the Instagram’s account @lockedmagazine. Below the overview on the article, and a selection of photographs taken and edited with an iPhone6.

Ale & Guille: Beach Wedding in Coronado, Panama

Last year, this wonderful couple of friends got married on a beautiful summer afternoon, in the famous Panamanian beach town of Coronado, and held a beach party afterwards. The celebration started at sunset, filled with colourful wishes lanterns, beach themed details as decorations, and followed by indefatigable dancing led by the energetic, loving newlyweds. Below some highlights of this memorable summer evening 🙂

Fotografía Casa La Calma, Casco Viejo

Los trabajos incansables de restauración y buen gusto en diseño de Hache Uve traen un nuevo proyecto en Casco Viejo: Casa La Calma, un edificio restaurado integralmente que consta de 3 niveles y terrazas escalonadas. Con sus ambientes frescos, coloridos y bien iluminados por los ventanales que se desarrollan alrededor de un patio interno y con sus detalles de artesanías locales y diseño industrial, la casa transmite una atmósfera caribeña contemporánea única entre las joyas del Casco Antiguo.

 

Shakespeare goes to Boquete, Chiriqui

The Theatre Guild of Ancon‘s play “The complete works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]”, directed by Nick Miles in past March 2016, was brought to Boquete, Chiriquí, a beautiful mountain retreat in Western Panama’s highlands, as a one night only play, to delight the local expat and international community, as well as tourists.

The play was held during sunset in a beautiful amphitheatre, located at Valle Escondido, Boquete, surrounded by lots of nature, tranquility and fresh mountain air. This unusual and super fun production was enjoyed not only by the local community, but also by the whole crew, who came up from Panama City for a weekend only during the Easter Holidays to make this unique experience happen.

These are some of the photos I took of that special day 🙂

Ana & Fran’s Engagement Session in Casco Viejo

When the love is real and the couple is super fun, a beautiful engagement session can’t go wrong (no, not trying to rhyme it LOL)! Ana and Fran are about to experience their most expected day in August: a destination wedding in Panama, with guests coming from all around the globe to witness their declaration of love. 

They are from Colombia and Spain and met in Panama, so to document the amazing love and energy they share, they chose Casco Viejo’s unique atmosphere for their engagement session. 

On that summer morning we were lucky enough to get just a few drops of light rain, before it got beautifully sunny and windy for most of the session. Also, their puppy Pipo was the best doggie-model I’ve ever seen!

Below my selection of the final photos, enjoy!

39 Steps at the Theatre Guild of Ancon

These are last year’s photos taken for this play produced and directed by the amazing duo Rob Getman and Giancarlo Benedetti. The promo shots’ location was at the Panama Canal Railway Company’s train station in Panama City. Costumes by Keitha Kushner.
Photography by Elena Nathani. A Theatre Guild of Ancon production, 2015.

Promo shots taken at the Train Station:

Show photos:

Restaurante La Fragata: New Design by Sara Battelli & Partners

Some time ago I was able to photograph the new Restaurante la Fragata, awarded with “Best Leisure of Central and South America Property Awards”, designed by Sara Battelli & Partners, a swiss architect based in the Republic of Panama.

When the former Restaurante La Fragata (a historical restaurant in Obarrio, Panama City) was sold to a new owner, she was commissioned the challenging redesign of both the exterior and interior, giving a whole new atmosphere and unique character to it.

The concept for this project is the boat (the “frigate”), and each detail, inside and outside the place, recalls this atmosphere, giving to the gourmet experience a new addition: the feeling of being inside a cozy boat while having a sophisticated meal.

 

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