WAS BORN FROM THE
THE COMMITMENT TO LEARNING.
This project was created with the idea of having an unforgettable adventure in an amazing place and with people who want to share with and learn from others. Learning, building relationships and gaining experience are the three pillars of The Wolves.
That’s not to say that creating a positive atmosphere and coexisting is not important to us, it is, but we are confident that this will happen naturally.
We will spend our days listening to the speakers explaining how they work, how they talk to their clients, how they manage their workflow, what the most important things in their work are, etc.
IN LA GRACIOSA
NOVEMBER 13TH – NOVEMBER 19TH
They are divided in two parts: The first one from 10:00 in the morning to 14:00 pm where each speaker will talk all about their work. The second one from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm where they will shoot 2 real couples in different locations of the Island.
The only thing Mónika Frías loves more than a good story is being the one to tell it. A videographer, photographer and graphic designer, Mónika has been sharing visual tales for more than 10 years. Drawing from live music, classic photography, Architecture and fashion, her style is timeless, emotional and elegant with an editorial flair. Mónika thrives on the creative freedom of photography and art direction, and she understands the importance of her role. Whether shooting for a couple or a brand, “I know that my way of telling the story is how it will be remembered, and I try to make the experience appear in frames the way it felt in person. It’s beautiful when a couple or client comes to me and says, ‘It’s better than we even imagined.’”
We’re trying to discover ways in creating wedding photographs that become more valuable with time, yet say enough about the present. Our aim is to understand the couple, and present them and their wedding though unique style, personal connections and candid emotions.
Growing up I never dreamed I would be a photographer. I got my B.A. in English and Creative Writing and always thought I would go to law school and write on the side. Everything changed when I met my husband, who actually bought me my first camera after back-to-back trips to Iceland and South Africa.
I was battling some major depression at the time, and in a lot of ways, I think photography saved me. It gave me an outlet to create meaningful art and make real connections with people at a time when I felt a lot of loneliness and lack of motivation to do anything.
Since then I’ve been obsessed—it’s what I feel I was born to do. I live in Utah, but I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world doing what I love.
We are Susan and Martin and even after 10 years of being and creating together, we feel like our love for photography and the things we get to capture in our work, is only growing.
And yet, compared to all the amazing friendships and experiences we get through it, the images almost seem as a memorable byproduct.
We look for poetics that life creates on its own, and are inspired by stories of the people who kindly let us in.
If at least some of it can be captured on film, we know it will have a personal feel as we really enjoy getting up from the computer and going to make some photos with our hands.
Nights will take place around the fire while we chat about anything we like. Some friends will tell us about their experiences and their way of seeing the world. They talk us about what motivates them to do what they do.
I’m passionate about capturing people who believe in the value of meaningful, authentic and never-dying photographs.