HI, I AM REKA CSULAK
Food photographer & stylist, recipe developer, blogger and creative educator, working internationally.
I found the biggest motif and passion in my life in gastronomy with a pinch of art.
I am Hungarian, living an expat life in Finland, but also lived and worked in Sweden and the United Kingdom. My charming home studio is located near Helsinki, and I happily travel upon request to capture remarkable frames around the globe.
I preserve the moment as a commercial food photographer, use my creativity as a food stylist and share my own recipes and culinary stories as a blogger and recipe developer. The new chapter in my profession is the role of creative educator.
My principles are uniqueness, exceptionality and fine details.
WHAT I DO
EAT WITH YOUR EYES
Capturing heroes, especially food at its best is like saving the colours, textures and actions forever without using preservatives. I create images that makes you feel grab the food or drink on the photo because you want to enjoy it right away. This is the reason why I love to create a concept that would look perfect but natural to the viewer. Commercial photography could be more exciting than a product on a white background.
THE 'MAKEUP ARTIST' OF FOOD
Presenting food to the camera is a bit different than serving it to a guest at your table. The food stylist creates, selects and presents the perfect elements that will create the hero of the image while preserving their best look during the photo session. Setting up a scene with carefully selected colours, textures and elements that compliments the subject is also a main responsibility of the food stylist. This way the final image will transfer the feel and mood based on the main concept of the Client.
As I've rapidly expanded my skillset by self-learning and taking part on different forms of education about photography and food styling I discovered my signature style. But learning about a broad topic as photography is a life-long journey for everyone. At certain point of my career I started to receive requests for private consultation and mentoring which brought me to a new level of my profession: I am planting the seeds of my knowledge to the heart of talented creatives so they can grow their art.
OUR COMMON LANGUAGE
Food is the greatest link between the different aspects of art, science, innovation and nations. Experimenting with new recipes and creating something that pleasing all of the senses is one of the best way to express my creativity without words. As a blogger of the Holy Whisk Blog and as recipe developer of magazines and bands, I preserve unforgettable culinary experiences and translate the message to a universally-spoken language.
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