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Interview: Model Jagoda Montufar (USA)


Can you tell us a little about you?

Hello, my name is Jagoda. I was born in Poland and currently live in the United States. I am a product photographer and product designer; I started drawing and painting at a young age and studied photography in college. I am currently experimenting with mixed media to create new art pieces, especially those that involve mixing fluids and paints of different densities. I am fascinated by the various ways that nature expresses dynamic and random patterns, so that is something that I enjoy imitating and capturing with my work. I am currently learning 3D design; I hope to create simulations of various processes that occur in nature, such as the murmurations of birds. My husband and I often like to collaborate; he is an artist and mathematician, so I enjoy finding ways to fuse our creativity.


If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?

I want to live more mindfully and fully embrace each moment's immediacy. It's something I am getting better at every day.


How did you start modeling?

A modeling scout approached me at the age of 16, and I've been building my portfolio ever since. Nowadays, I work primarily with solo photographers for modeling opportunities.


What do you think of the work as a model?

I think it can be exhausting. Models are subject to constant judgment about their appearance and bodies, but I think things are improving. I have seen an increasing diversity of body shapes and sizes and ethnic backgrounds of models at several shoots, so it's nice to see that for a change. Fashion e-commerce brands tend to represent more body types than catwalk models, where models are expected to comply with precise body measurements; this is why I like to partake in the creative direction of a photoshoot or work with more open-minded photographers. Modeling has many different niches, and alternative modeling is one of them. Alternative models can be more artistic and adventurous with their looks. Depending on the brand, tattoos, piercings, body modifications, and a quirky dress sense are all acceptable and even encouraged. That allows for more self-expression, which seems like a perfect fit for me. There are no specific criteria for alternative models. If you have a good attitude about your body and can express yourself effectively in front of a camera, I think modeling can be enjoyable.


5What is your beauty regimen?

A little bit of retinol goes a long way, not to mention sunscreen since I have pale skin. Exercise and good sleep are also vital. I also try to eat fresh food as much as possible and remain hydrated.


What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?

I think brutal honesty is a rare quality I possess, especially in this country. I hold no reservations about speaking candidly on matters that may bring discomfort to others; however, I also know that a modicum of tact and diplomacy goes a long way.


What are your plans for the future?

I plan to travel more; I'd like to visit Japan and immerse myself in more places where I barely understand the language and culture.


What are some of your favorite experiences so far?

I think my favorite experiences have taken place in nature. My husband and I have had the pleasure to experience the four corners region of the United States, encompassing some of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen in the southwest.


Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?

Having a basic understanding of the modeling industry will help you identify the best modeling niche for you. Also, it's essential to take care of yourself and remain positive about your body. Don't let anyone tell you something is wrong with your body to encourage you to undergo an unhealthy lifestyle.


What do you think of the magazine?

The magazine is an excellent source of inspiration, and it is wonderful to be a part of it finally. Thank you for contacting me!


Jagoda Montufar: ig @delirium.rouge




Photographer - Edwin Montufar: ig @operator.theory

Photographer - Edwin Montufar: ig @operator.theory

Photographer - Edwin Montufar: ig @operator.theory

Photographer - Edwin Montufar: ig @operator.theory

Photographer - Edwin Montufar: ig @operator.theory

Photographer - Edwin Montufar: ig @operator.theory

Photographer - Edwin Montufar: ig @operator.theory

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Photographer - Candice Ghai

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MUA - Kaylee Lynora Silcocks

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Photographer - Candice Ghai

candiceghaiphotography.com

MUA - Kaylee Lynora Silcocks

kaylynora.com

Photographer - Candice Ghai

candiceghaiphotography.com

MUA - Kaylee Lynora Silcocks

kaylynora.com

Photographer - Candice Ghai

candiceghaiphotography.com

MUA - Kaylee Lynora Silcocks

kaylynora.com


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