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Lensbaby Unplugged Member of the Week | Bianca Vermeer-Nieuwkerk


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Lensbaby Unplugged Member of the Week

Interview with Bianca Vermeer-Nieuwkerk


Each week we feature a Lensbaby Unplugged Member and learn more about their photography history. Read more to learn about Bianca's photography experience!

Bianca Vermeer-Nieuwkerk with Lensbaby

Q: What is your favorite shoot you've ever done?

A: That's a tough question! I think the ones I was by my own, no other appointments, just nice and quite.

 

Q: What inspires you to reach for your camera?

A: It can be anything that catches my eye! Beautiful flower, my kids, nice light... and little imperfections that makes life perfect.
 
 

Q: What are your favorite Lensbaby Lenses to use in your session?

A: Nr #1 Twist, this one is so beautiful for the details in macro and still have wonderfull bokeh. Plus, it's the best portrait lens! Nr #2 Sweet 50, for details and bokeh. Nr #3 all of the others!

 

Bianca Vermeer-Nieuwkerk with Lensbaby

Q: How did you hear about Lensbaby, and what encouraged you to purchase a LB lens?

A: I saw a picture taken with a Sweet optic and immediately liked it. Then I got a voucher of my colleages and got myself the original Spark. And then all the others followed... so addicting!

 

Q:What was your journey to becoming a photographer like?

A: Fun! I love to play around and see what I can get. Over the last years it became a real therapeutic thing for me, very important to shut up the chaos in my head. So the actual photographing is more important to me than the actual picture. Plus I love "imperfections" in my pictures; perfection is boring! Life is not perfect and that's what's makes it interesting! So I love the journey, but with Lensbaby I also love the possibilities. They are endless!

 

Q: What is your favorite subject to photograph and how would you describe your photography style?

A: 'Small nature'; a mushroom, a flower, a butterfly or ladybug, a jack-go-to-bed-at-noon. Just a single small subject and a complementary background/surrounding. Like I said before, photographing means peace and quite in my head, instead of chaos. So, keeping it simple. That's something I long for in puctures and in life.

 

Bianca Vermeer-Nieuwkerk with Lensbaby

Q: What do you love the most about photography?

A: Like I said before; on the one hand it's my therapy, on the other hand it makes me show the world how I (want to) see. This journey is fantastic!

 

Q: What helps you when you're struggling with a creative block?

A: A photo assignment with a due date. Best assignments are the ones that are way out of your comfort zone! That's why I uploaded the picture of the little lock next to the macro's; It inspired me again.

 

Bianca Vermeer-Nieuwkerk with Lensbaby

Q: Would you consider yourself an adventurous photographer, or do you tend to stay in your comfort zone?

A: Every once in a while I'll do something out of my comfort zone; it's refreshing and very inspiring. It gives me more energy to push myself harder. And it gives me new ideas for my journey.

 

Q: What else would you like to see from Lensbaby in the future?

A: Craig knows: a Twist 85 or 90 mm. With a vignetslider like on the Burnside. And possibly a really close focussing distance like the Velvets. And I wouldn't mind a neat LB T-shirt 😉I'd also love to be an ambassador, but I don't have enough free time to be able to make 10 uploads each month. So I'd love to be an ambassador light version of some kind.

 

Bianca Vermeer-Nieuwkerk with Lensbaby


Bianca Vermeer-Nieuwkerk

Hi! My name is Bianca and I live in the Netherlands with my two boys and husband. To escape busy daily life I love to make macro or close-up pictures in nature. Lensbaby is almost always on the camerabody, because it let's me make pictures like I (want to) see the world. It's challenging, but so rewarding!
 
 

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