HOW MARRIOTT REWARDS CONCIERGE TEAM ROCKED LAMBEAU FIELD

Marriott Rewards concierge team members posing during corporate event photography in Madison Wisconsin

When event coordinators from IMG Live (an Atlanta, GA based experiential marketing company with award-winning strategy) reached out to me late last fall I had no idea who they are nor what they do. Even after talking to them and learning about the company and corporate event that had to photograph I still had no […]

BUSINESS PORTRAIT OF A FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER

Business portrait of a freelance photographer Rômulo Morishita Ueda reached out few weeks ago with pretty a straightforward photography request. He’s looking for an updated business portrait taken for his website. However, two things make his request more challenging. First, he’s a good friend of mine. Second, Romulo is a photographer himself. While I take […]

Dark Days :: Why Grass is Always Greener On The Other Side?

DARK DAYS by PAULIUS MUSTEIKIS I knew it would come. I was expecting it. It happens every winter. And this winter is not any different. Work load slows down. Life slows down. My brain starts to pick up a signal. I’m about to start new chapter. And it’s then when the cold winter darkness descends […]

ONLINE FARMER’S MARKET | PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHER MADISON WI

For one of my recent work projects I did some product photography for Madison WI based online farmer’s market with home delivery for local food called Square Harvest. Square Harvest online farmer’s market store is scheduled to fully launch in April 2015 and will feature a wide selection of produce, meats, fish, dairy and eggs. […]

BEHIND THE SCENES | FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY PROCESS STEP BY STEP

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY PROCESS STEP BY STEP It all starts at the restaurant where Dan and I sit down at the bar and talk. We have very limited amount of time (2 days only) and a list of approximately 15 dishes. What we need is to select 3 dishes out of those 15 and photograph them. […]

ISTHMUS FOOD ASSIGNMENT | MAD CITY FRITES POUTINE + TEDDYWEDGERS

MAD CITY FRITES POUTINE AND TEDDYWEDGERS So yesterday I got a new assignment from Carolyn, art director at Isthmus. This time I had two stops. Both very conveniently located with three blocks on State Street. I put Teddywedgers and Mad City Frites on my stop list. After a nice 30minutes winter walk I meet Anthony […]

MADISON MAGAZINE: SANDWICH FEST | SHOOTING MAGAZINE COVER

SANDWICH FEST: SHOOTING MAGAZINE COVER I’ve been photographing a lot of food lately. Maybe because food and winter go well. Maybe its because my food photography network did increase exponentially. Maybe a little bit of both. (: One of the bigger recent assignments was an article called “Sandwich Fest” with 9 sandwiches from 9 different restaurants […]

PUBLISHED IN “FOOD AND WINE” MAGAZINE!!! | PROFESSIONAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

PROFESSIONAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY by PAULIUS MUSTEIKIS So here comes good news from Food and Wine magazine. One of the images of pig skull nicely decorated with escargots+ fried headcheese I took while ago for Heritage Tavern made it through editorial selection and got published in 2014 July’s issue. Original Blog post of my that talks about this particular […]

FUJI X-PRO1 BODY + OLD RANGEFINDER LENS | FREELENSING WITH FUJI X-PRO1

FREELENSING WITH FUJI X-PRO1 by PAULIUS MUSTEIKIS Last Friday I picked up my non functional Olympus RC 35 that was hiding in the deep closet. I picked up this fine little 35mm rangefinder, gently took it apart and dismounted 42mm f/2.8 Olympus Zuiko lens. Afterwards I took the lens apart and took the shutter and […]

ISTHMUS FOOD ASSIGNMENT | EDITORIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

EDITORIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY IN MADISON WI by PAULIUS MUSTEIKIS Few weeks ago I’ve been approached by Isthmus magazine creative director to do some editorial food photography for an upcoming magazine issue dedicated to food and restaurants in Madison WI area. I’ve done editorial food photography for Isthmus in the past. Newest assignment was to visit […]

SLOPIG 2014 CELEBRATION | EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES MADISON WI

Slo Pig turned 4 last week with it’s last latest heritage pig celebration. Event took place at The Madison Club just like a year before. Chef Dan Fox who is the man behind the SloPig movement brings together finest Wisconsin and other Midwest states celebrity chefs, bartenders, heritage pig product tasting, butchery demonstrations, artisan beer, […]

LA RECOLETA CEMETERY | HARD LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

HARD LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY by PAULIUS MUSTEIKIS If you’re a portrait photographer you most likely try to take advantages of the Golden Hour (approximately hour after sunrise or a hour before the sunset). Photographers normally avoid taking pictures in the middle of the day when the sun is right above and create hard light. Photography get’s […]

PATAGONIA ADVENTURE | TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY MADISON WI

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY MADISON WI by PAULIUS MUSTEIKIS Los Glaciares National Park in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina is by far the best hiking place I ever visited. Period. Endless hiking trails, one of a kind landscape, challenging weather, solitude (very possible depending on the time of the year)- one couldn’t wish for more. After the plane landed […]

ROAD TRIP TO COLORADO | MODERN AMERICA PHOTOGRAPHY

MODERN AMERICA PHOTOGRAPHY by PAULIUS MUSTEIKIS Last road trip in 2013 was to Dillon, CO.It’s about 16 hours one-way drive. It’s about 32 hours to make a round trip. 4 states need to get passed on the way there: Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska. Traveling with the car (or a bus if I’m traveling in a foreign […]

Winter Leaving Town

Dear warm weather, you old fart, THANKSx100% for swinging by. I know it is hard to believe that you’re here, but you are, and cheers to that! For the last couple of days I’ve been exploring Madison, Wisconsin with my family and my 85mm prime lens. Long walks, coffee, sunsets and cold beer afterwards- to […]

MOTHERLAND

I must admit that month of January for most people is not the best time to be vacationing in Eastern Europe. Lack of sun, post-holiday depression, seven month heating season and low temperatures colors life there in black/ white and add heaviness to the surroundings. However it is perfect time to slow down, spend some […]

Trip to Big Easy: 2012

Its 2012. And very last minute we decide that for Christmas we saying “adios” to Midwest and heading down South. An 8 year old and a dog on the back seat as a decorations, my wife in the passenger seat as a co-pilot and event coordinator, and me in the role of driver. This is […]

Biggest Little City: 2012

First two times I visited Reno since it is the last stop before you head towards the Playa. These couple short stays that happened on the way to Black Rock City and on the way out gave me and idea who I am dealing with. 3rd time happened because of the invitation to participate and […]