Every year, thousands of aspiring models migrate to New York in hopes of making it as the next big supermodel. Though year after year, these young women are met with high stakes and cutthroat competition across the industry. It seems that regardless of how beautiful or unique or skinny a model is, it’s not just one’s “look” that does the job. Writer Adrienne Posey once said, “modeling is the culmination of lighting, texture, body movement, and your soul’s expression.” For up-and-coming model Aga Wojtasik, though her beauty is apparent, she credits her technique and practices in front of the camera for her success in the industry thus far.
“I quickly realized how important attitude and energy are on set,” Wojtasik says. “People love to work with people they like, so many times, my personality and simply being nice to everyone helped me rebook jobs.”
After earning opportunities to work with reputable photographers, casting directors and other talent, the young model quickly learned the importance of the energy and movement in front of the camera. With experience in working with Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Issey Miyake, French Connection, Uniqlo and other major name brands, Wojtasik was able to glean from others on set and develop her own practices that she now utilizes on every job she gets. Having met countless connections on set, she quickly realized the value in sharing her personality with others even when she’s not shooting because she knows firsthand,“you never know who you’ll meet and what opportunities it could lead to.”
Positioning herself for even greater success, she leveraged this coveted skill to earn even bigger jobs with brands and designers Calvin Klein, LaQuan Smith, Rebecca Minkoff, Derek Lam, Pat McGrath, Anthropologie, Opening Ceremony, and Urban Outfitters.
“No matter how I feel during the day, when I show up to work, I try to be the most positive and productive version of myself,” she says. “It’s very important because you have to stand out from the crowd. You never know who you’ll meet and what opportunities it will lead to.”
Having learned the invaluable skill of controlling her body, her movement and technique in front of the camera, Wojtasik looks forward to taking on new opportunities and complex shoots as she looks to broaden her repertoire even more.
“At the moment, I’m just looking forward to continuing work and building my network within the community of the industry,” she says. “I feel very fortunate thus far to have already worked with the teams and photographers that I once aspired to work and collaborate with.”
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