Bacardi Cocktails by Mateusz Karasinski

You can’t have a good party without friends and cocktails. And good cocktails require the best of ingredients. That’s why Mateusz Karasinski, our featured artist for today asked a couple of his friends to become one. Read on and enjoy!

Photography is my hobby and passion. Inspired by the history of Bacardi and its legacy – the oldest cocktails recipes in the world – I decided to take the pictures of my friends with best of ingredients. I wanted my friends to become these ingredients and – altogether – some of Bacardi cocktails. I didnt do any drafts for this project, all I did was to give my friends some ingredients in their hands. I gave them space to express themselves, so during the shot I just said “Smile!” or “Turn left to the light”. Also I gave them some ideas – for example to put the mint into hair or put drink tubes into beard.

– Mateusz Karasinski

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I used the Canon 450D for shooting. The light in the photos is pure natural – I took the photos near the window, so the light you see is raw and sometimes hard. But I wanted people to look natural and pure, with all freckles, wrinkles and shades so natural light helped me. I only did some small photocorrection in Photoshop at the end.

– Mateusz Karasinski

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Bacardi Cocktails was an extendion of my small tease photoshoot I did for Bacardi almost year ago. They loved it so much, they asked me to do more. So I did the photos for 10 more drinks.

– Mateusz Karasinski

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About Mateusz Karasinski

Mateusz Karasinski is a 29 year old Polish graphic designer and photographer living in Warsaw/Poland. He’s working in advertising for almost 10 years at Warsaw-based agencies such as Ars Thanea, TBWA or FFCreation. He has worked for clients such as BBC, TVP Polish Television, TUI, KFC, BMW, Nike, TLC, Shoe Palace and Pizza Hut. In 2014, he organized the very first Instagram photo exhibition in Poland with his pictures taken around the globe. You can find more of his works on his Behance profile or Instagram.