Interview: Model Aneta Nowakowska (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
“You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person and your life is changed…forever. – Jake Gyllenhaal” People, emotions and sensory feelings are the things that inspire me to create. Photography gives me the possibility to tell others about myself. I like the symbols and the understatements. Eyes are the most important as they tell a lot about the person.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
From time to time there’s something that I’d like to change about myself. I think it’s sensible as it means that a person moves forward, there’s a personal development. Currently, I should leave less for later.
How did you start modeling?
I started my career in modelling, actually creating, from the need for expressing myself through ‘pictures’. Modelling is not the only aim itself. This is mainly a passion and a desire of creation. It’s showing people how I see, feel and perceive the surrounding reality through photos.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Modelling is not something I do professionally, therefore, I don’t see it as a job. It is rather a form of fun and a way to pursue my dreams.
What is your beauty regimen?
I try to eat healthy food. I take care of my skin using creams for my skin type. My lifestyle is active. I do rock climbing - it's an interesting sport that engages all muscles.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I often hear from people, and think it’s the best indicator, such words: „Aneta, you’re very feminine and subtle, however, you don’t lack a strong manlike element. This is appealing.”
What are your plans for the future?
I don’t have a certain goal. I love the variety in my life. What I think is that the desire to experience and explore will lead me to somewhere.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I have gained the most precious experiences from interacting with other people – the mutual sharing of thoughts, opinions and ideas. I met many creative and inspiring people at amateur photographic openings who helped me to develop my passion. They often carried out my ideas for which I am very grateful to them.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
First of all, I think that the best adviser is your own intuition and your desires. Listen to yourself, look deep into your soul and feel in which direction you are heading. The original idea for yourself is the key to success.
What do you think of the magazine?
I like the idea of promoting people who are not well known but have a talent and a plan for themselves. It's good that there is something that helps with it.
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