MÓNIKA FRÍAS ’22
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.’”
–The key to creativity is… Being yourself and following your instinct -Where do you gather most of the inspiration for your work? From life itself. I believe human experiences are the best inspiration ever. Obviously Classic photography and fashion photography are both major inspiration pools for me.
–What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given and what is the best advice you would give to someone just starting out? Best advice I’ve received is to stop judging others, you never know the reasons they have. And the best I would give is: Curation over quantity, Always.
Right now favourites:
A song: Cool Melt by HVOB
A movie: Mi vida sin mi by Isabel Coixet
A book: I don’t read books, sorry.
A place: Playa El Valle in Samaná, Dominican Republic
A quote: “The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.” – Charles Bukowski