A lot like yesterday, a lot like never.It is such a strange feeling to look back in time, thinking of what kind of person you were a few years ago and how your experiences made you to be who you are now. The way you think, what you believe in, or how your priorities have changed. What has changed on the outside, as well as on the inside. I remember my first steps in the modeling world, completely inexperienced, a shy girl. Right now after 6 years, being in front of a camera seems like a natural thing. And what I love about it all the most, is that I will be able to show my pictures to my children one day and say - "look baby what your mom used to do when she was young."
My first on camera experience at the age of 10. They approached me on the street and asked my mom if I could take part in a joghurt tv commercial in Poland.
This is one of the first professional photo shootings I ever had in my life at the age of 15. Photos taken by Igor Drozdowski in Poland.
And for comparison, these are photos taken in January 2013 for a magazine editorial called Bodyfashion in Turkey. Photos taken by Hakan Kultur.
I know it is a very unusual thing for me to say, but I think in the future I wouldn't ever want my daughter to become a model. It sounds silly, because it is exactly what I have been doing for a living for the last 6 years. I experienced it myself, I know how many sacrifices you have to make, how difficult it is to deal with all kinds of people from the modeling industry and how easy it is to make a small mistake that can ruin your whole career. This job requires not only a certain type of outlook, it also requires a strong personality. The ability to depend on yourself and be ready for a hard work. I do think it was the best thing that happend to me in my life and I'm sure I would make the same choices again if I were to go back in time. I just don't think it's a job everybody would be able to do. Today I got a very honest message from my good friend, who told me that I'm an inspiration to her, which means a lot to me. It shows me I'm not wasting my time doing what I'm doing, and that traveling makes sense. Modeling offers opportunities. Just make a choice, stick to it, and persevere.
"For what it's worth : it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it! I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again. " - Eric Roth
Have a great day,
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