PONY RYDER: How do you prepare for a photoshoot?
ANNEMARIJE RUS: I sometimes try to look up the photographer at the Internet, to check out his work, but most of the time I improvise and try to get the right feeling with the photographer. It also depends on the job.
ANNEMARIJE RUS: I did a test shoot with him in New York and this spring I spend 4 days working with him at Malta, to shoot for a local magazine there. He is actually my favorite photographer to work with; I feel a good connection with him and I love his style. For a photographer and a model I think there always has to be a good balance; they have to guide you in what they want, not to much, not too little, and they have to get the best out of you. Sometimes you can feel uncomfortable or feel like you have to hold back, but with Chadwick I feel I’m free to move and sometimes act a little crazy.
What I like less about modeling is that it’s so unpredictable. You can do a hundred castings in a few weeks and not get any job, then you do three on one day and you’re booked for three jobs afterwards. It can be exciting, but it can also bring you down. You have to keep on realizing that modeling is about your outside, and not take the rejections personal. If you do, you’ll get depressed very fast ;-)
ANNEMARIJE RUS: To deal with being away from home, parted from my friends and family for a long time, and trying to stay positive when things aren’t going the way I would like.
PONY RYDER: Is there a different treatment of models and their careers in a smaller boutique agency, as opposed to big agencies and networks?
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PONY RYDER: What is the best beauty advice u know of?
PONY RYDER: What would You advise to new models?
ANNEMARIJE RUS: Realize that the idea of modeling that the 'Next topmodel' programs give you, is not correct. They show you one episode where girls do castings, but that’s daily life when you arrive in a city as Milan or Paris. It can be tough, but try to enjoy everything you do, because not a lot of people have this opportunity to travel, meet new people and have such diversity in their lives.
PONY RYDER ADORES ANNEMARIJE RUS!!!
Interview with fashion model Annemarije Rus is original work and courtesy of Pony Ryder blog.