Can you tell us a little about you?
That’s such a general question I am not going to start with ”I am 24 to born in Poland". Oh wait... I just did. But to be serious... let me tell you just a good "little" about myself I live in Central London. Working, having fun, flying to Poland very often, especially for photo-events to create some good photos with amazing people.
I work in reservations for the group of hotels. As you can imagine, I am usually wearing a boring knee length grey skirt and a white shirt. My tattoos are invisible. I am wondering if you would even recognize me in this clothes. Anyway I do love my job. It's a bit like having two different personalities. One serious in the uniform and second full of fun, friends, laugh, art and creation.
Extra useless information about me: I love crime and fantasy books and I have 5 tattoos.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
There are some things that I would like to change about myself but the one which is the most annoying, and I want to get rid of the most, is being so lazy. Imagine being so lazy that you cannot be bothered to go to a fitting room while shopping so you just buy stuff and try them on at home. It turns out they don't fit you but you won't go back to the shop for the refund or to exchange them because of your laziness, so eventually you have a full drawer of brand new clothes, which you will never wear. Yeah... So that's me and my laziness. And trust me, I would change it but I'm too lazy.
One more: I want to have more tattoos.
How did you start modeling?
Oh! I love this story. When I was still studying I met up with my best friend and we had a bit too much wine. She said "Desari! I saw an advertisement on Miss of University. You should apply!". I start to laugh as begin a model never had been my dream. Even though I refused doing that, she downloaded some pics of mine from Facebook and she applied on my behave. They contacted me and invited me for the casting. I didn't win but I met some photographers so after all this miss event I have made some sessions with them, created my portfolio and people just started to text me. And so far I have made a couple of hundred of sessions thanks to this "wine night".
What do you think of the work as a model?
Modelling is just amazing. It obviously depends on what are you looking for but for me? I am very proud of many pics I created them with amazing photographers and probably that's why I feel like I have my little part in creating an photography art. On one hand, I have to admit, modelling made me believe in myself and thanks to that I got rid of some of my complexes and that allowed me to a bit more confident. One the other hand, posing is not as easy as many people think. You have to work hard, often in a very unpleasant conditions - super cold, uncomfortable, when you have a period or sick. However, the most important thing is that you have to improve yourself constantly, which is good motivation to become better and better.
What is your beauty regiment?
This is that moment when I have to bring my parents in. Thank you for giving me so good gens. To be honest with you... I don't do much about it. I’m only trying not to eat too late. I used to work out a lot but I had to stop because of my personal issues. Actually, right now I'm trying to get back to my working out routine so please keep fingers crossed for me guys!
To be honest I think my gens are very good, especially if you consider the fact, that unfortunately, I’m a smoker and I like tequila.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I had to really think before answering this question but I came up with three main characters that distinguish me from others. First, I’m aware of my imperfections what makes me a modest person. Second, I'm super punctual. The ground can collapse under my feet but I'll be on time. And third, which I appreciate the most, is that most of people I have worked with describe me as a talkative, funny and open-minded model. In their references they say that while working with m the atmosphere is friendly and you can feel like you know me from a very long time. Probably that is the reason why lots of them became my friend afterwards.
What are your plans for the future?
If you ask about my life in general, I'm planning to enjoy my life to the fullest. Following the sentence "smile while you still have your teeth" To be more specific, I would like to get some kind of administration job in a big photography studio. For now, I'm planning to stay in London but I wouldn't mind moving somewhere else as long as I would have some friends around me. If it's about modelling, I want to get better, to improve myself, to work with of photographers I follow for a long time but I haven’t had chance to work with them, yet.
What are some of your favourite experience so far?
My favourite experiences are those which were physically the hardest. Like posing in a deep swamp. Those which were the most tiring or those which made someone from another country to come just to do a session with me. But I'm still waiting for better and better experiences, so bring it to me if you can (to everyone who is still reading it)!
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modelling?
The most important: respect yourself. You have to be aware that you are worth a lot. Do not let anyone to bring you down. Follow your dreams. Be modest. Listen to all the tips, you get from people who are probably doing this longer than you. At the same time remember that not everyone is friendly and honest. So just be smart. Your body is your sanctuary. Don't pose for nude until you don't feel comfortable and experienced enough. One more: if you just started and it's not easy for you make sure if the photographer who offered you a session is trustworthy and reasonable. Moreover, do not hesitate to ask anyone, who is more experienced, for advise. It will help you.
What do you think of the magazine?
I think it is a brilliant idea. I followed the magazine from quite a while now. I think you publish amazing artists and I really appreciate being here. Thank you so much guys!