Interview: Model Marta Misiak (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Marta and I like my name - it is easy to pronounce in many countries, and I love to travel.
I was born in the 90s, it is the year of the emergence of digital cameras and cameras, laptops, MP3 and DVD players, satellite navigation and the general increase in the popularity of electronics. I like to go back to the times where the mobile phone was like a landline one and the first digital cameras were doing worse photos than the now-most-used mobile phone.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I will certainly not surprise you, height. Besides, I would like to be a more patient person.
How did you start modeling?
I started in 2009. The world of photography has interested me since I was a little girl, and the camera has been in my house since I remember. I was fascinated by fashion magazines as well as artistic photographs watched at shows or on television. So if I had the opportunity to pose for photos, I used it, even if the photographer was my dad or self-timer. I do not remember how exactly it happened. I had to find myself in the right place at the right time, because when I was already in the first professional photo session, the next ones came very quickly. I was also helped by the fact that I wanted to educate myself towards visa and make-up for photo sessions, I was helped by a lot of great people thanks to which I met many photographers who often saw me working and asked if they could take a few photos. The rest was already standard, I set up profiles on model portals, I applied to a couple of agencies, the managers began to ask... after many years I know that I like to work as a freelancer.
What do you think of the work as a model?
It is a very hard job, it's the first thing that comes to my mind when someone asks me about it. For sure it is a job for people with large amounts of energy and a distance to themselves. You also need to be able to get what's yours. I had to learn this in the first years of my career.. You suppose to create your image that reflects the truth about who you are every day. You have to take care of many things and they do not end only on the beauty, I mean, for example, signing complicated contracts and speaking in foreign languages. You should be able to find yourself in many situations and at the same time keep a good mood and, above all, love to pose. If you love to pose then it will give you the necessary energy to perform this profession. When you are doing something with passion, there is definitely something you will want to do all the time.
What are your plans for the future?
Life has taught me that sometimes it is better to plan nothing and get carried away by the moment. However, if I were to look very forward - I would definitely like to live in a warm country and run a small beauty and photography business there.
What is your beauty regimen?
I regularly exercise at the gym, I love to spend my free time actively and I like good, healthy food. First of all, remember your health - being in constant motion, people forget that regular medical tests are often the key to discover why we suddenly have less strength or we gain weight for no reason. Understanding your body is a step towards true self-satisfaction. In addition, you must learn to live with a distance to many things, so that we actually give a rest to the body and soul - less worries equals more smile every day :)
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I would definitely change that I'm not tall. Very low. I am 1.54 tall. However, this does not prevent me from getting commercial contracts. I also have red hair and a porcelain complexion. This is not a description of a standard model but it works for me: D
I love to act in front of the lens, play with the place, stylization, and use all available options. People often say that ideas never end. I am interested in people and their stories, where they come from, what are their plans and what has made them into photography or fashion - that's why you can call me a little talker on the backstage :)
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Certainly these will be those experiences that demanded dynamics and emotions. I like when something happens on the set. I like challenges. I remember greatly the work on the sets of music videos, because they demanded a lot of movement and ingenuity from me. When it comes to photos, I love working with animals. One of the most interesting was the session for the animal shelter, which promoted an adoption of animals and helped us financially support the shelter in my hometown in Poland. The challenge was also to pose with wild birds and horses.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
You believe that you can do everything alone and rely on your own opinion. Time, however, shows that it is unfeasible, that it is worth having people around you that will support you in hard times and also help you understand some things. You need people who will help you look at your job from the business side.
What do you think of the magazine?
I think it is a magazine that can inspire many people. Beautiful photos are combined with interesting content. First and foremost, it shows the work of interesting people from around the world and I am glad that I can be a part of it.
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