Photographer & Model @eddap
Born in Reykavik, Edda Petursdottir is a photographer and part-time model. Currently residing in Berlin, Edda's work focuses on fashion and beauty photography.
Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Edda Pétursdóttir and I'm from Reykjavík Iceland.
Where are you based now, and what brought you there?
I was living in NYC for 17 years before I ended up in Berlin due to my fiancé's work.
“My work focuses on capturing a moment in time, whether it's portraiture, lifestyle imagery, or just the perfect light. ”
In NY I was working primarily as a model, I had a successful career, travelled a bunch and worked with so many talented people. When I moved to Berlin four years ago, I knew no one except for my partner. So I decided to study again, something I always wanted to learn but never felt I had the time to, that was photography. Now I work primarily as a photographer with the occasional modeling gigs on the side. I have a two-year-old daughter now, so most of my past time I spend with her. She is definitely my reason for being.
Tell us more about your photography.
My work focuses on capturing a moment in time, whether it's portraiture, lifestyle imagery, or just the perfect light. I love brand development and am very hands on when it comes to working with art direction and such.
“I have been lucky to work with brands that I admire and look up to, most brands I collaborate with I would wear myself.”
Describe your personal style.
Androgynous, classic, comfortable, simple.
How does your style reflect your art/work?
I have been lucky to work with brands that I admire and look up to, most brands I collaborate with I would wear myself.
Vrinde Bracelet, Blazer - Christian Dior
What sort of jewellery do you wear/ or are you drawn to?
Fine jewellery, mostly gold. I like stacking things.
Tell us the story behind your jewellery.
Well my favourite piece I have is my engagement ring, my partner designed it himself which I thought was very special. He was influenced by my favourite jewellery stores that I used to shop at in NYC - Catbird and Love Adorned were my favourite at the time. He put the ideas together, went to London's diamond district and chose the most beautiful diamond and the gold band is a bit rugged and brushed 18 karat gold. Most of my other jewellery I have collected through the years are mainly from friends that I wanted to support and also just loved.
How does jewellery work in your day-to-day look?
I wear my stacked golden rings the same every day. And usually a thin golden chain. If I'm going out in the evening I might add a chunky necklace or bigger earrings depending on the outfit.
Solmu Chain, Blazer - Christian Dior
Likes: Gold, fine jewellery. Stacked rings, necklaces, small earrings.
Dislikes: Not so much into romantic jewellery, opal stones, pearls.