Daniel Kupczyk is a well-known Professional Runway and Photomodel, based in London. He was chosen a Finalist for Mister Poland UK & IRELAND 2018. In this exclusive interview with London Prestige, Daniel talks about his passions, his career highlights and his current projects. [Cover Photo Credit: Graham GGDP Photography]
London Prestige Interview with Fashion Model Daniel Kupczyk
London Prestige: Tell us a little about yourself.
Daniel Kupczyk: My name is Daniel Kupczyk. I was born on December 1994 in a small town in Poland. Since a young age I was interested in performing and everything what’s related with world of the most famous people. Trough the years I enjoyed many art classes, but my the passion was dance. When I’ve been to the collage I decided to travel to Warsaw (capital of Poland) where I could enjoy one of the best dance schools in Poland. Possibilities of that big city proofed me that I can reach everything if I’ll work hard so I started doing my first photo shoots as a model. When I finished collage decided to move to England for better job and more possibilities. In 2016 I moved to London where for last two years I’ve done lots of photo shoots on a high level. In march this year I’ve been one of the finalists Mister Poland UK & IRELAND 2018.
London Prestige: How did you come into modelling?
Daniel Kupczyk: I always liked to watch famous people photos in magazines.
Specially the ones from big events like red carpet etc. It was always inspiring me.
When I was 17 decided to do my first photo shoot and I loved it straight on. I remember like photographer was keeping saying that I’m posing like a professional model. Effects were good so I was doing another photo shoots which were giving me more and more experience.
London Prestige: What are your goals as a model?
Daniel Kupczyk: I would like to do fashion week runway. I’ve done some Runways for less and better known designers and it was amazing experience. It’s definitely my favourite part of modeling. My goals for the future are more serious runways like Fashion Weeks. Who knows maybe some day I’ll get that chance. It would be great.
London Prestige: Any tips about staying fit and in shape?
Daniel Kupczyk: Healthy diet and training are very important things. Even if we’re not training, but we are eating healthy foot without much sugar and fat we can get good effects. Many people thinks they’ll be hungry all the time during diet. It’s completely not true. The thing is if we will replace potatoes by salad for example. Chicken and salad will be enough for us. Our meal will be healthier and it’ll have less calories.
London Prestige: What’s one of the most interesting shoots that you’ve done?
Daniel Kupczyk: One of the most interesting shoots have done would be collaboration with Visual Fox Art Photography. We created amazing fashion, nude photos. The photos are done by very artistic way, and they are showing many emotions. It was completely new level of photography for me. I didn’t know before that photo may be a real masterpiece.
London Prestige: Who’s your favorite photographer you’ve done a shoot with and why?
Daniel Kupczyk: Krystyna Varanka and Valentin Calinescu (Visual Fox Art Photography) which I was talking about before. The real masters of photography for me. I was very surprised when they invited me for the photo shoot. They are very well known photographers who’s shooting for many prestige people and magazines, but they never say no for new experience. That’s what I like about them.
London Prestige: What was your first big break in industry?
Daniel Kupczyk: The big break was the moment when I moved to UK. I was focused on getting good full time work and didn’t have time and possibility for doing photo shoots. Sometimes it’s not easy to make it working together but we just can’t give up anyway.
London Prestige: Share with us an amazing experience you have had in your travels or on the runway.
Daniel Kupczyk: Amazing experience about traveling was my trip to Portugal. I went there for one of my first holidays aboard and decided to make a photo shoots during it. I was amazed by beautiful ocean around and had a chance had new photos to my portfolio from that amazing location.
London Prestige: Describe your biggest accomplishment to date?
Daniel Kupczyk: In march this year I had a pleasure to be one of Top 11 finalists during competition
Mister Poland UK & IRELAND. During the final runway I had a pleasure to do runway for fashion designer Marek Tadeusz Markowski. That’s designer of many very well known people like Prince Charles, Daniel Craig, Tom Cruise and many more. Doing runway for designer like Marek Markowski is definitely a big accomplishment.
London Prestige: How would you describe your personal style? What is your fashion style?
Daniel Kupczyk: I’m always trying to wear conspicuous outfits. I like when everyone see me from far away when I walk on the street. People are always looking at me and I really like it. It makes me feel more confident.
London Prestige: Who/what inspires you?
Daniel Kupczyk: I’m reading lots of fashion articles, and watching runways online. It’s always inspiring me.
Top world’s brands like Versace, Chanel etc are always creating photo shoots and runways on a very high level. It’s lots of inspirations there from posing, outfits to the smallest details like accessories etc.
London Prestige: Who is your favorite fashion designer to work with and why?
Daniel Kupczyk: I would like to work with many different designers. The favourite one was Marek Tadeusz Markowski.
Designer of many top world people like I said before. Wearing clothes of designer who’s designing for Royal Family, actors and singers made me feel very confident. After that I understood people can reach a lot if they work hard.
London Prestige: Who is your fashion icon?
Daniel Kupczyk: I have a few. One of them is Donatella Versace. Her collections are more then just the clothes. That’s kind of personality. Every outfit has character and is original. Red carpets are always full of people wearing Versace because every one’s getting something personal created just for that person.
London Prestige: What makes you feel confident and sexy?
Daniel Kupczyk: Support of my friends and family. Everything I’m doing is always supported by them. It’s making me stronger. I know I have to keep going because many people counts on me. I’m very thankful for all of them. They support helping a lot.
London Prestige: What do you wish for your future?
Daniel Kupczyk: I’d like to open my own business in the future. Something in modeling industry. Maybe modeling agency or become the director during photo shoots. I don’t have exactly plans for the future at the moment. I just believe everything will get on the right track.
London Prestige: If you weren’t modeling what would you be doing?
Daniel Kupczyk: I would be dancing probably because dance classes were long part of my life.
I enjoyed many dance classes and shows. Sometimes I’m still doing dancing movies etc when it’s not busy with modeling. Just for myself to do something, to do some progress at all the time.
London Prestige: Five things you can’t live without?
Daniel Kupczyk: My family, friends, model stuff, adrenaline related to my lifestyle and confidence.
London Prestige: What fashion or show would you love most to be on?
Daniel Kupczyk: I would love to enjoy one of London fashion week runways. It would be a great opportunity.
Hope one day I’ll have a chance to enjoy best of best models during one of the Fashion Weeks.
London Prestige: What’s your goal for this year?
Daniel Kupczyk: I’m doing less shoots at the moment. I need more rest and time for myself. I’d like to focus on seriously project which will be on a high level. I want to get better, get more serious about modeling.
London Prestige: What is your advice for aspiring models?
Daniel Kupczyk: My advice would be to get as many opportunities as possible. Every photo shoot, new experience is very important thing. They will get some lesson from each photo shoot, learn new posing, meet new people and opening new possibilities.
London Prestige: Any up coming plans for fashion week?
Daniel Kupczyk: No, I don’t have any plans. The only thing I’ll be focus on will be getting new opportunities, applying for castings for London Fashion Week runway opportunities.
*Cover Photo Credit: Graham GGDP Photography