Interview: Model Kinga Fałtynowicz (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Hi, my name is Kinga, and I’m from Poland. I’m 24 years old and my whole life I seen myself as a designer. I have many passions, which allow me share my sensitivity and emotions with others. That’s why I’m studying in the Fine Arts Academy, and this is my last year of Interior Design. In addition to architecture, I spend my time writing stories (mostly about a young goddess of the forest named Cukinia), sewing my own clothes, drawing, and being a model.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Not a lot now, but few years back I was still quite self-conscious about being too tall (I'm 188cm) or my hair being too thin. But I do like myself. All my life I'm trying to built up my confidence, but I can say as of late, I'm getting close to fulfilling that goal. Posing has contributed to that greatly.
How did you start modeling?
I became a model about five years ago, when I moved from my small hometown to study. I stood before the camera in my first year of studies, when one of the graphic students asked me to pose for her art project. It was my first time. I set up a profile on www.maxmodels.pl and three years ago photographers began to take interest in me.
What do you think of the work as a model?
It’s one of my greatest passions, where I can share myself and gain self-confidence. Being a model for me is about creativity.
What is your beauty regimen?
I think what makes me beautiful is listening to myself, my moods and needs. Peace of mind is the most important thing for me. When I wake up, my first thing is to drink a glass of water with a slice of lemon, and do 15 minutes of gymnastics. When I take a shower I clean and moisturize my face thoroughly. During the day I like meditation, walking, everyday rituals, healthy lifestyle and everything that makes me feel good inside.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
There are many things to my personality and I hope that the combination is unique. I’m a tall, melancholic girl with a romantic soul who feels good in wild nature, being self-sufficient and creative. It’s what you can see through my projects, stories and clothes. I like autumn, bottle green and jasmine.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to fulfill my dream of a beautiful cottage in the countryside, which I’ll design myself. It could be my sacred place, where I would work on my other dream projects, for example as a writer.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I like to experience everything new, because I get lots of inspiration at the time. I don’t have a one, favorite kind of experience - I have as many, as many feelings are inside of me. I do love traveling, meeting new people, and doing my little everyday magic rituals especially those related to the phases of the moon.
By posing I try to bring new experiences with each session. I like working with the elements. I’m excited about a photo session in the winter, in the swamp or in the hauling wind. I like nature and all its aspects.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
By posing I learned that the most important thing is honestly showing yourself. Then you'll surely find people similar to you. Sincere cooperation with the photographer is the most important thing, and it's beautiful because you create something together.
What do you think of the magazine?
I saw Modellenland Magazine for the first time when I was reading an interview with my photographer friend.
Sometimes I followed people who appeared in the magazine. I think it is a good place to see what's happening in other circles in the world.
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