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UPDATE-22-BERLIN is absolutely thrilled about the incredible number of RSVPs we’ve received from exhibitors and visitors alike and presents you the key visuals for the event in a film and photos by Director and Photographer Monica Menez

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Photographer: Monica Menez

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This year, we are delighted to have beautiful key visuals by Director and Photographer Monica Menez. They are used on the website but also in ads, for example in Lürzer’s Archive.

Sought-after and highly decorated, Monica Menez will also be supporting us this year on the jury of the GoSee AWARDS, which are focused due to limited time for preparation only on the category BEAUTY. Not only beauty as in beauty photography. But also the beauty found in all things, places, moments – and, gladly, portraits. So who could be better for the jury than Monica, a proven specialist in all things aesthetic? Here is an exclusive interview for you on GoSee :

How would you define your style?
The short version : Full of color, surreal with a pinch of absurdity. It doesn’t really feel to me like the development of my style is stringent. I’d rather say that I have phases during which I deal very intensively with certain topics and in a certain visual language. For example with women, sexiness and a mean and nasty sense of humor. Then, all of a sudden, I’m in the mood to photograph men again. What has remained relatively constant though in my work throughout the years is color as a key factor. At the beginning of my career, my photos used to be very colorful, then I explored nude colors – and at the moment, I am going back to the colorful side of things again.

Why this particular path?
When I started photographing, I quickly realized that I liked staging things and wanted to tell stories. I particularly like the combination of photography and film, and always try to combine the two.

What are the hallmarks of your aesthetics?
Color and shapes are both very important elements of my aesthetics. And I love humor.

What does an artist have to bring to the table to have a chance with Team Monica?
Surprise me, amaze me and make sure I never forget that picture! Or in this specific case : Perhaps participate in the awards first… I like to look at portfolios and do so really quite often… I do lots and lots of research. And awards like these are, of course, perfect for that. And most importantly : Stay true to your own and unique style, instead of copying other artists. That won’t only help you with Team Monica (laughs), it will, above all, be good for your career altogether.

What are you working on at the moment?
I’m currently working on a few short ten-second films. You could call them short moving image stories that make you laugh. And besides that, also on a big exhibition project for next year.

So what are you waiting for? Submit your work. The jury is looking forward to aesthetics captured in situations of all kinds. The deadline is May 1st. The 20 finalists will receive a one-day ticket for UPDATE-22-BERLIN* where they will have the chance to show their portfolios to agencies and creatives during the event.



UPDATE-22-BERLIN – already more than 40 exhibitors, including LGA MGMT, SHOTVIEW, AGENT MOLLY, MRS. ROBINSON, ROCKENFELLER & GÖBELS, ALYSSA PIZER, ZERONE, PHOTOBY, … (as at: 03/15/22) . Booths can still be booked! Date: 25 May, 2022. Please send your inquiries to: update@update.salon

GoSee : update.salon & goseeawards.com & monicamenez.de

 
UPDATE-22 ... MONICA MENEZ

UPDATE-22 ... MONICA MENEZ

 
UPDATE-22 ... MONICA MENEZ

UPDATE-22 ... MONICA MENEZ

 
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