today we like to introduce you Munich based law student and model Maria zur Nedden. Catch a view of her on the shown photos and get some background in reading the interview with her.
I’m 22 years old and was born in Hamburg, Germany. I moved to Munich about three years ago where I currently live and study law at Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität. Whenever studying allows it, I spent time with my horse (Magnifico, Andalusian horse, 12).
What do you love most about modelling?
I love the creativity about photography and being able to wear and try out different styles and make-up that I don’t get a chance to wear in my daily life. Also every photographer brings their own style and interpretation to a shoot, so with every new person I get a chance to work with I’m able to see different versions of myself in the end results.
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
I was booked for an advertising video production for an app for the „Bayrische Staatsbiliothek“. That’s the library attached to my university and has been my second home for the last three years. Being able to work in an environment where I’ve been spending so many hours in my student life was quite the experience.
Tell us about some of your recent shoots.
I’ve had a lovely shoot with a young female photographer who was incredibly fun to work with. We luckily had just about perfect weather conditions, a nice lakeside location, soft wind for flying hair and I absolutely loved the results. A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I discovered a great new shooting location in Munich which we’ve been trying out a few times since then. Different times of day, different weather, different styles – it’s amazing how many ways there are to change up a shooting, even in a single location. Coming up are a few shootings with amazing photographers.
What really goes on behind the scenes as a model?
Most of the behind the scenes stuff usually revolves about getting the little details right – moving a few inches in every direction, getting all strains of hair under control, removing distracting objects from the background, wait for the perfect moment of sunlight and then hoping the focus is on point and I don’t blink or else do the same thing all over again. Then add things like wind gusts, random people walking in the background, slow analog cameras and lenses without auto-focus or even motion shots into the mix and it can really take a lot of retries to get the perfect shot.
Which photographers in the industry do you most enjoy working with?
The ones who not only make great photographs but also are people you really connect on a personal level. That’s what makes a shooting not only fun, but also creates the most interesting results in my experience.
Define your personal style.
In my personal life my favorite pieces are leather jackets and blazers. The majority of my wardrobe is black because it’s just so easy to combine with everything and that saves a lot of time in the morning. Also heels, lots of them, in every variation.
Who would you say is your 'style muse’?
I never had specific „style muse“.
Your favourite designer is… ?
Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and Elie Saab (the evening dresses). Also Louboutin, got to love those red bottom heels.
Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar?
Vogue. But I only rarely read fashion related magazines.
Is there any particular designer piece you are crushing on right now?
No, not really.
What do you hope to be doing in the next 5 years?
I hope to pass all my exams at university and probably starting my thesis after that.
If you could be anywhere else but here, where would you go?
I’d go to „Digger’s Rest Station“ a secluded cattle station in Western Australia. I spend an amazing three weeks of vacation there about four years ago. I’m definitely planning to travel there again after university.