Interview: Model Katarzyna Dorda (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
For the last few years, I have been modeling for photos. I would consider myself an ‘amateur’ model. Originally, I’m from a small village named Oblekon. Currently I live in Krakow, Poland. I moved to finish high school and continue my education in Public Administration at the Jagiellonian University. In my free time, aside from modeling I enjoy reading as well as fashion design and cooking.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Well, it used to be my freckles. Funny story- when I was six or seven, we had school pictures. When we got the photos back the only thing I could see was my freckles. I tried to scratch them out of the pictures! To this day, my sister always brings it up; it’s very embarrassing. Now, I can’t imagine my face without them. It’s part of what makes me.
How did you start modeling?
My adventure with modeling began seven years ago. I was vacationing in the mountains with my cousin who is a photographer. On a whim, we began to take some pictures and we really liked the results, plus I had so much fun! She then invited me to her studio to do a few photo shoots and it encouraged me to begin pursuing modeling further. I created a modeling portfolio and to my surprise, photographers began contacting me to take pictures.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Any job that you truly enjoy can be exciting. For me - that work is modeling One of my favorite experiences is working with photographers to understand their idea and working towards making their image come to life.
What is your beauty regimen?
To me, taking care of your skin and hair is vital. I don’t get too crazy with a regiment... I do make sure to use natural cosmetics. Overall, I try to make smart choices and treat my body well. I do enjoy the occasional french fry though.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
My hair, of course! In Poland, red hair is quite uncommon. Overall. my fair complexion and freckles help remind me everyday that I’m not like everyone else-and I love it!
What are your plans for the future?
Great question.. I’m still young and finishing college with a lot of hopes and dreams. I love cooking. Maybe, one day having my own restaurant where I can create unique meals for customers and create a home-life food experience. At the end of the day, whatever life hold’s for me, I know that in some capacity modeling will always have a place. Being happy and enjoying what I’m doing will always be most important.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
The most important exciting experience was moving from my village the the city of Krakow. I was 15, and everything in my life changed. I grew up quickly and finally had the opportunity to see a large city and all it has to offer.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
My recommendation to anyone beginning modeling would be to believe in yourself and just do it! Give as much energy and emotion because the camera will capture all those moments. Doing so will create the most honest pictures possible, make sure to give the best of you.
What do you think of the magazine?
Modellenland gives a platform for models to showcase their hard work. I am inspired by its contributors and artists daily and being part of it is a huge honor.
Photo – Sylwia Łęcka MUA - Anna Millan Style – Sylwia Łęcka
Photo – Anna Jamróz - Style – Katarzyna Doda
Photo – Marta Wychowańska MUA - Katarzyna Dorda Style – Katarzyna Dorda
Photo – Małgorzata Lebda MUA - Katarzyna Doda Style – Katarzyna Dorda
Photo – Stanisław Surman Style – Katarzyna Dorda
Photo – Magdalena Rusocka Style – Magdalena Rusocka
Photo – Katarzyna Przybyła MUA - Anna Jaszcz Style – Katarzyna Dorda
Photo - Izabela Bilińska MUA - Antonina Jakubiec Style – Katarzyna Dorda
Photo – Patrycja Pozorska MUA - Katarzyna Doda Style – Katarzyna Doda
Photo - David J. Jonas Kotowski MUA & hair - Magda Klamra & Agnieszka Wysocka Style – David J. Jonas Kotowski
Photo – Andrzej Sieńkowski MUA – Katarzyna Dorda Style – Katarzyna Dorda
Photo - Katarzyna Wieczorek MUA - Dagmara Sagan Style - Katarzyna Wieczorek