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Lensbaby Unplugged Member of the Week | KÖVI Gergely Péter

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Lensbaby Unplugged Member of the Week

Interview with KÖVI Gergely Péter

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

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

A: Taking photos of and from River Danube is my absolute favorite. I also love the religious relics of my hometown.


Q: What inspires you to reach for your camera?

A: My camera is always with me. I would like to present my hometown in a special way. I would also like to prove that we are surrounded by wonderful things.

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

A: Twist 60. It makes ordinary things magical.

KÖVI Gergely Péterwith Lensbaby

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

A: I read about Joseph Petzal on the internet. This guy invented the Petzval portrait optics which creates the similar effect as Twist 60 does. That's how I got to the LensBaby lens. (By the the way, Petzval is also Hungarian.)


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

A: Sometimes full of tears, sometimes wonderful.


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

A: My favorite subjects are timeless things: buildings, nature.


KÖVI Gergely Péterwith Lensbaby

Q: What do you love the most about photography?

A: I get to new, hidden places.


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

A: I read about life of famous photographers, Capa, Brassai, Kertész (By the way, they are also Hungarian.)


KÖVI Gergely Péter with Lensbaby

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

A: Though I don't leave my hometown's area, when I find something that had not yet been photographed that way I do, it makes my heart beat.


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

A: Maybe a more robust 60 mm with the Twist effect.


KÖVI Gergely Péter with Lensbaby

KÖVI Gergely Péter

KÖVI Gergely Péter (46) from Hungary loves his hometown, Paks and at the same time he loves to photograph it and its surroundings. He started a photoblog on Facebook called "Paks 60 mm" two years ago. His only tool is a Canon 5D with a Twist 60 lens. Nowadays more than one thousand users follows the blog.

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