Angee’s work has always caught my eye on the IMIB wall. I find her work captivating and beautiful. She has a way of shooting moments that really speak to me and just make me either want to be there or like I am right there with her seeing what she is. Simple, stunning and truly inspiring. So it was a no brainer for me to contact her asap for a featured artist interview. Let’s get to know Angee of 2B Seen Photography a little better…
Hi Angee. Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where you’re from etc….
Hey! I’m Angee and I’m from central Missouri. I work as a full time accountant and a photography enthusiast on the side. I’m also mom to a 10-year-old boy and recently engaged to my long-term boyfriend. We’re getting married next month!
How long have you been a photographer?
I found my passion in high school a million years ago but just created a Facebook page at the end of 2013 with some strong encouragement and persuasion from a dear friend. She works with me now as an assistant and we have a blast creating together.
Can you describe your style of photography in three words?
Emotive, moody, sentimental.
What is it about photography that keeps you clicking away?
Photography is my passion, my creative outlet. I love using wardrobe and location choices to make a vision come to life. I’m also a very sentimental person and photography allows to me to capture and preserve those fleeting memories that I hold so dear. I have been a scrapbooker since 1997 and every year I create a slideshow for the family to watch on Christmas. It’s just what I have always done.
Is there a certain style of photography that you would love to try and you haven’t had chance to yet?
I would love to get into street and lifestyle photography. I would also love to travel for photography. Everywhere. I have serious wanderlust.
What do you have in your photo kit bag right now?
Nikon D610 with a Sigma Art 35mm attached. I also carry a speedlight that I have used a handful of times as well as a Nikon 50mm that I use for freelensing. Along with that I carry an extra battery, extra SD cards, and a lenspen.
If money was no object what’s on your photography wish list?
I would love to have the new Lensbaby Velvet 56. Someday it shall be mine! I would also like to have a 70-200mm lens for the baseball field.
If you ever get stuck in a rut what do you do to get out of it and what would you advise to others?
I joined a Project 52 this year and it has helped immensely with this. Since there is an assignment each week it forces me to just keep shooting. Some weeks I am just ok with what I get and others I just love it. Either way, at least I’m still shooting.
Do you have any projects coming up or any photography ‘fun stuff’ to look forward to?
I’m going on vacation with the family in July to Colorado and all I keep imagining are the amazing photos I plan to take in the mountains. I can’t wait for that.
What are your preferences? Colour or Black and White… Lightroom or Photoshop… Prime lenses or zooms…
I love both color and black and white, but I am really drawn to a moody black and white. I use Lightroom and do some fine tuning in Photoshop if I need to. I like prime lenses but would also like to have a good zoom in my arsenal. So basically I like it all.
Thank you so much for having me!!
Thank you so much Angee for taking part in my interview. It’s been great getting to know you a little better!