I discovered Maria on Instagram while browsing hashtags one evening. I never expected I’d be photographing this stunning German just a few weeks later.

It turns out that Maria was coming to London for a month’s work experience in a law firm. The timing was perfect. Just days after she arrived, we met at Starbucks at St Katherine Docks and it wasn’t long before we started shooting. We spent the day exploring central London, eventually chasing the sunset across Hyde Park.

This wasn’t my last shoot with this fascinating girl. Two weeks later we met again to shoot in Greenwich…


Matthew Thompson – photographer
Maria Zur Nedden – model, makeup & styling