Rebecca is a photographer who has found her home in Bali, where she lives with her family. Along with her twin sister, she co-founded Nordic Retreats, a photography retreat company that has helped many aspiring photographers improve their craft.
"Find inspiration in music, friends, landscapes and yourself. Bridge the gap and keep creating."
Name: Rebecca Bundschuh
Hometown: Vancouver island
Current Location: Bali, Indonesia
What do you do?
I'm a photographer, mother, creator of Nordic retreats,
Did you study anywhere or self-taught?
I am self-taught! I have taken courses but learned along the way… every time I pick up my camera it’s a new learning experience.
What’s your favourite camera and/or equipment to work with?
Nikonz7 miriness with 50mm 1.2
Who are your favourite photographers? Lindsey Bundschuh
Who or what else inspires you?
My mediation, the ocean and my sisters
How have you evolved over the years?
I have evolved by coming to a place in my career where I can live my dream life and create and shoot as pure passion to support my lifestyle. Work does not feel like work haha
Do you find any challenges in your industry?
There is the odd pull and pressure to do more but I find more value in quality and not quantity with my art. Passive income through my art has helped me sustain a simpler lifestyle with my family.
What tools or apps help you get your work done?
Instagram and Lightroom
Are you reading or watching anything right now?
The untethered soul and new earth are my go-tos. I pick them up daily and read a chapter. A total game-changer in the way I view the world.
What are you listening to atm?
The birds chirping.
What websites do you frequent?
I don’t spend a lot of time on the Internet.. I don’t watch movies, or shows or scroll the internet lol. I prefer to read. If I am ever on my computer it is to edit or answer emails.
Where are you travelling to next?
Norway for our next Nordic Retreat! Norway in May is my absolute favourite place to be in the world. The light is endless and everything and everyone is so full of life!
What is your greatest achievement?
Being a mother
One thing you would like to achieve this year?
Enlightenment lol and double unders with my skipping haha
What advice would you share with others wanting to get into your profession?
When I first started photography 15 years ago there was less social pressure with all of the social media outlets. I can sense and see how overwhelming it could be with so much visual content out there… I would say use it as in inspiration as opposed to comparison. Find inspiration in music, friends, landscapes and yourself. Bridge the gap and keep creating. Here is one of my favourite quotes by Andy Warhol "Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art"