Interview: Model Aga Rogińska (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you? Hi, I am 21 years old, I come from Poland and I live in Bialystok. I study and work there, but after graduation I plan to move to the capital which offers better career opportunities. I am a very energetic person and I cannot sit still! I like spending time actively, meeting friends, traveling, sailing, going to concerts, etc. I also have a very wide range of interests - since I was a child I have been dancing, I have participated in various sports competitions, but now I devote all my energy to my greatest passion – modelling. I love life very much and I savor it in all possible ways because I know that you only live once and I do not want to waste any day. I have a lot of dreams which I'm gradually realizing. It gives me great joy and happiness, but also the motivation to constantly raise the bar.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be? Once I wanted to be taller, thinner, have a different hair color. I do not care about these things now. I have fully accepted my whole self. I am a happy person. I have a family, friends, passions. I know what I want to achieve. Probably as everyone else I regret many things I did, or I did not do, but my mistakes have taught me something for sure. I'm more confident, more careful, etc. I would not change anything. Because every failure, every bad decision, made me who I am now. If I had been successful all my life, I would probably be a self-centered fool. You have to make mistakes to become a better person. They say that wise people learn from other people's mistakes, but can observation alone help us grow? If we do not experience suffering caused by errors, can we learn anything? I think not. Everyone has their own cross to carry. Through our own failures, we become better human beings.
How did you start modeling? It's quite funny because I never thought about becoming a model, and it all started by accident. My adventure with modelling began about two years ago, when a photographer Krzysztof Płoch invited me to a photo shoot in his studio. I was very surprised and immediately informed him that I’d had no previous contact with "this world" and I couldn’t pose like a professional model. He assured me that everything would be fine and so it was :) It was Krzysztof who infected me with this passion and I am so grateful to him for this;) After the first photo I published, I started to get other offers, and then I created a profile on a portfolio website for models and photographers. I started getting more and more offers :)
What do you think of the work as a model? Being a model is hard work, it requires many sacrifices. In addition to the university and work, I use every free moment for photo shoots. Despite all this, it is the best adventure you can imagine. Getting to know wonderful people - photographers, models, make-up artists, designers and others, with whom I still stay in touch. I love it! Thanks to modeling, I also started to perceive myself in a different way, it helped boost my self-esteem. Now I set the bar higher and higher, because I know that I have what it takes to be successful. And one more thing, very important - now I know that you should never give up your passion. What is your beauty regimen? Nothing really special. I prefer to look natural, possibly a small amount of makeup every day. I also try to eat reasonably well, move a bit. For daily care, I often use coconut, almond oil and aloe oil to keep my skin moisturized. Another important thing is sleep and the joy of life, because as you know, a happy woman is a beautiful woman.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others? I think each of us is unique in our own way. I persistently pursue my goals. I want to stand out, so I also demand a lot from myself, I'm often self-critical and I want to improve at every step. I do not like to stand still, I want to try new things and keep developing. People often describe me as an eternal optimist enjoying life and the smallest things, spontaneous, sensitive and always smiling.
What are your plans for the future? I plan to finish my undergraduate and then graduate studies, and after that travel a lot. Nothing gives me as much pleasure as meeting new people, cultures and landscapes. I am curious about new adventures and all these beautiful places in the world. I also want to spend more time doing photo shoots, because it gives me extraordinary energy and satisfaction. In fact, as for the photo shoots and travel - I'm leaving for Italy this year at the beginning of April to create some beautiful, creative photos in the picturesque cities of Naples and Rome. I’m really looking forward to this! :) In the future, I also want to open my own company, but I will not reveal any details because I don't want to jinx it.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far? My favorite experiences associated with modelling are open-air photo meetups, that is trips of a group of photography enthusiasts. We visit wonderful places close to nature, for example in Bory Tucholskie, Masuria, Czocha Castle in Poland and many more - then there is a lot of time to talk, take beautiful photos, often artistic, spontaneous, but also well thought-out and breathtaking. I love these trips and all those people with whom I feel like with my family, because there is nothing better than sharing your passion with others, right? :)
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling? My advice is never give up on your dreams! And although there will be bad days, they will pass, and you should not lose hope. Follow the example of more experienced colleagues who are longer in this industry, they are very helpful and you can learn and learn from them. Before each photo shoot, find out who you are going to work with, what their style is. Do not worry about other people’s opinions, ignore nasty remarks and constantly develop your skills. Stay true to yourself. I believe that each of us can succeed, but we have to earn it. If you look ahead, think how to become better, you will achieve a state of mind in which nothing is impossible.
What do you think of the magazine? I love this magazine and I thank you very much for the opportunity to present yourself. I am eager to read all the interviews and I am happy to come back to the next ones. Each of the people presented here is so different, unique, but we all have one thing in common - love for photography and modelling. I am glad that this website exists and I encourage everyone to read other articles here and see the rest of the photos. Thank you and best regards. https://www.facebook.com/agnieszkablankaroginska?ref=br_rs