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MANTAS
PHOTOGRAPHER
a man standing in a kitchen next to a stove and a microwave

HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR COFFEE?

I'm like a cop, straight black is the way to go.

BIKE, WALK, TRAIN, OR DRIVE?

A combination of all four depending on the weather and what I am looking to accomplish that day.

FAVORITE CHICAGO HANGOUT?

I grew up around clubs because of photography from an early age, so Sound-Bar takes the cake.

WHAT’S YOUR IDEAL ROAD TRIP?

A multiple week trip across the country with a mandatory stop at the Grand Canyon to hike down to the river and back.

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

The desire to make create art and leave a positive lasting impact on as many people's lives as possible.

WHY CHICAGO?

I moved here when I was 3 from Lithuanian and after a lot of adventures and traveling, I always find my way back here. This is one of the greatest cities in the country and the world.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…

Some sort of camera.

DO YOU HAVE A FOUR-LEGGED ROOMMATE?

By association, I am now the owner of an adorable little tabby after moving in with my girlfriend. She is pretty much like a little dog with how she acts and behaves.

MORNING ROUTINE? ( IN 3’S) WAKE UP, BRUSH TEETH, EAT BREAKFAST

Wake up early, skip breakfast, get to work

FAVORITE TCHOTCHKE?

20-sided die

DEFINE YOUR STYLE?

If it's black and fits well, I'll probably wear it.

HASHTAG YOURSELF.

#proudimmigrant #artist #brutallyhonest

I JAM OUT TO...

Mick Jenkins, Tchami, Vic Mensa, Erykah Badu, Armin Van Buuren, Portugal. The Man, Above & Beyond

WHAT WOULD YOUR PUNK BAND NAME BE?

Bleed Black

IF I AM NOT AT HOME, YOU CAN FIND ME HERE.

Working, running errands, traveling, or trying to make the world a better place.

RANDOM FACT?

I own way more books and graphic novels then I have space for, which I think is a good problem to have.

Lives in
The Lawrence House
Born in
Kaunas, Lithuania
Social
@mantasivanauskas
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IF I'M NOT AT HOME, YOU CAN FIND ME WORKING, RUNNING ERRANDS TRAVELING, OR TRYING TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

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BY ASSOCIATION, I AM NOW THE OWNER OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE TABBY AFTER MOVING IN WITH MY GIRLFRIEND. SHE IS PRETTY MUCH LIKE A LITTLE DOG WITH HOW SHE ACTS AND BEHAVES.

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I JAM OUT TO, MICK JENKINS, TCHAMI, VIC MENSA, ERYKAH BADU, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, PORTUGAL. THE MAN AND ABOVE & BEYOND.

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I GREW UP AROUND CLUBS BECAUSE OF PHOTOGRAPHY FROM AN EARLY AGE, SO SOUND-BAR TAKES THE CAKE OF MY FAVORITE CHICAGO HANGOUT.

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#PROUDIMMIGRANT #ARTIST #BRUTALLYHONEST