Buster’s Bark

We recently finished a delicious photo project for a chocolate toffee snack called Buster’s Bark. What was interesting about this project is that our client was willing to ship some of their product from the US to us here in Poland where we are currently living so that we could make some photos for their website and brochures.

We converted a section of our apartment into a temporary “studio”. With props from IKEA and the local home center, my wife Martina got to work on the styling. We wanted the look of natural light, but because of the changing weather conditions we chose to use off camera flash for a more consistent look. We even took some to a cafe in the market square here in Kraków for some additional shots. It was a fun and tasty project!

Check out www.bustersbark.com to see how our photos were used on the website. While you are there, you can order some of these delicious homemade snacks for yourself!

Chocolate food photography by Baumgart Creative Media.

Chocolate food photography by Baumgart Creative Media.

Chocolate food photography by Baumgart Creative Media.

Chocolate food photography by Baumgart Creative Media.

Chocolate food photography by Baumgart Creative Media.

Chocolate food photography by Baumgart Creative Media.

Chocolate food photography by Baumgart Creative Media.

Chocolate food photography by Baumgart Creative Media.

Chocolate food photography by Baumgart Creative Media.

Chocolate food photography by Baumgart Creative Media.

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Naleśniki and a Drunken Bum

So, the other night everyone had plans except for me. Don’t worry, I wasn’t sad. I had a nice night by myself to take some photos. I started my “date” with a delicious plate of Naleśniki at an outdoor cafe in the Main Square while I waited for the sun to go down. Naleśniki are similar to crepes. They come with a variety of fillings like fruit or cheese. Mine were stuffed with apples and covered with chocolate sauce, powdered sugar, and whipped cream.

Since I had to sacrifice a lot of space and weight in my suitcase for my tripod, I thought I better start making use of it with some long exposure night shots.

This is when I met my new “friend”. He came up to me and asked what I was doing. I thought it was pretty obvious, but maybe not to someone with beer goggles as thick as his. I chatted for a few minutes with the extremely close talking drunk. Occasionally he braced himself on my shoulder. He told me that he was a law student and had 2 more years left until he graduated. The fact that he had only 3 teeth, dirty clothes, and liquor breath that could knock you over, kind of told me otherwise.

After his “spiel” came the punch line I was waiting for, “Do you have any money for food?”. I gave him 2 złoty to get rid of him, but he said, “Only 2 złoty?!”. “Sorry, that’s all I have on me. If you don’t want it give it back!”, I replied. Of course he kept it and staggered away.

I have uploaded some new photos in addition to the ones below to the Krakow Gallery.

Nalesniki

Karmelicka at Night

Karmelicka at Night

Sukiennice at Night

Krakow at Night

Krakow at Night