CONNY MARSHAUS

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Maybe you remember, I already shared a few of Conny Marshaus‘ shoots on this blog within the last years. So in love with her photography style, and I even already had the pleasure to meet this beautiful soul twice!
So I’m pretty exited to share this interview I did with her, with you today:

Tell us a little bit about yourself:
My name is Conny Marshaus, I was born in pretty Löberschuetz in Thuringia, Germany, in 1983. After finishing school, I moved to Stuttgart to attend the photo academy there. Right now I’m living partly in Munich and partly in Jena – my hometown. In between I travel quite a lot…

How long have you been a photographer?
I’ve always been interested in photography and started taking pictures when I was a teenager. Now looking back at the different stages of my development in the last 10 years, as for example the time at the photo academy, assisting for a couple of years and finally the creation of my own business *conny marshaus photography*, I’m looking forward to another 10 and hopefully many more creative years.

What or who got you started in photography?
I was about 16 when my friends and I went to motocross events where I took a lot of photos of the riders. As I’ve always been into sports and interested in people who are passionate about what they’re doing, sports photography really got me. I enjoyed (and still do!) capturing the moments of intense action and got more and more interested in and curious about photography.

How would you describe your style?
I try to capture pretty moments with pretty people wearing pretty clothes in awesome places.
Well, I would say my style is sort of a combination of vintage, natural and gypsy style… in my mind something real. I love it when pictures have a subliminal punch line in them. But more importantly, I want to make people feel the moment the photos were taken. I want to make them feel good, be happy, go wild and go out there and explore because there is so much to see and experience in our world.

What inspires you?
My main inspiration comes from my travels and my friends as well as my pets. You always meet someone new. I am surround by beautiful nature and pretty people so that is what drives me the most! It’s the energy around me!

What type of cameras do you shoot with?
I shoot with a Nikon, but also Polaroid Landcamera and a SX70 which I LoVE! 

What is your favourite photography accessory, other than your camera?
I love my pink Duck Tape which I always take with me. 

What is the most challenging part about being a photographer for you?
I think the most challenging part is to get exactly THE SHOT you have in mind while making everyone of the crew involved happy with it. Teamwork is everything.

What does photography mean to you?
Photography keeps good feelings alive, moments that can never be repeated can exactly be captured by a camera. It makes time endless!

Which photographers influenced you?
Definitely my “photo mum” Sara Wilson. ☺ She is an inspiring woman… thanks for the years and everything I’ve learned from you! <3

Besides her, David LaChapell, Newton, Cass Bird, Harper Smith and Kassia Meador have influenced my work. 

Most important on a shoot?
To me, working harmoniously with the whole team and together create awesome photos is the most important. Focus and have fun!
 

What’s your most “liked” photo?
I shot a beautiful picture with an Arabian horse called Abu in my home village for my client *Woodybunch*.  Our model wore a feather headdress and Abu was so stocked about it and then that picture came out.

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What makes you feel alive?
Being outside with awesome people, simply being happy.

If you could live anywhere on this awesome planet, where would you build your dream home?
I’d build my own cozy little cabin in Löbiland.

Everyone should at least once in their life… 
… search for the rainbow. ☺

Thank you so much Conny for telling us a bit about you and your work! <3

Check out more of her beautiful photography on her website and follow her on Instagram

 

 

 

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