Work inspiration with Bekka Palmer

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Bekka Palmer

Documentary photographer from Brooklyn, NY

I’m Bekka Palmer and I’m a photographer. I do mostly documentary photography and co-founded On A Wednesday.


I use a Canon 5D Mk II, a 50mm 1.4 lens and an 85mm 1.8 lens. My computer is a 13 inch MacBook Pro with some upgrades to the RAM & hard drive. I use a 23” external monitor for editing photos and have a couple of Western Digital Passport external drives for storing photos.


For photos:

For productivity:

For backups:

  • Time machine
  • Crash plan

On my iPhone:

Dream setup

I really like my setup most days, it’s taken me a while to perfect it. Although, sometimes I wish I had a standing desk like Kelli’s.


I often get inspired by other creative people and mostly I tend to keep up with them via Instagram. I try not to spend too much time looking at other people’s work and spend more time on my own work. When I’m feeling really out of ideas I just take a walk with my camera, and almost always something comes to me.