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Monica Menez

Whether she's working on a fashion film or advertising photo campaign: The approach of the photographer and fashion filmmaker MONICA MENEZ is unique and unconventional in the fashion world. She bases all her scenes on small stories, taking things literally, exploiting metaphors, and thus subtly reveals absurd ambiguities. The resulting images are aesthetic, humorous, and not infrequently erotic. Menez takes scenes from everyday life and modifies them: she puts the familiar into strange contexts, or spices up scenarios with surreal elements. Her images are multilayered, with love for detail, but never overloaded - every element in the picture has its task, so the viewer becomes the discoverer.

It is the combination of fashion and pointed stories that really makes fashion a star in Monica Menez's work.


Hugo Boss, Nivea, Breuninger, Multiopticas, Starbucks China, Holys, Sephora, Fogal, Mey, Triumph, Zign, Sophia Webster, Stuttgarter Ballett, Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin, Reiz, Willems Eyewear, Riani, Langani, Sloggi, Ipolitto Fleitz Group, Classicon, Style Outlets, Object Carpet, Peter Hahn, Meissen, Nestle, Iris van Arnim, Deichmann, Doris Streich, Reber, Creation Schubi, ADCO, Liegelind, BMW, Mercedes Benz, DM L.O.V, Porsche, C&A, Kaufland.


Sunday Times, Petra, Madame, Spiegel, Harpers Bazar, Mens Health, ELLE, Marie Claire, DRY Magazine, Freundin, Vogue Italy, Vorn Magazin, Deutsch Magazin, Plastik Magazine, Leica S Magazine, Hunger Magazine, 10 Magazine..

Member Art Directors Club Europe since 2021
Member Art Directors Club Germany since 2016
Member BFF Germany since 2013


Awards Photography
2021 ADC Europe Award „Bronze“ Fotografie
2021 ADC AWARD "Silberner Nagel" Fotografie
2019 Gosee Award 2019 „Public Award“
2018 Kalender Award: Bronze DSO Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin
2010 International Kodak calenderprice for "Was Wer Wenn?"
2007 "BFF Jahrbuch Award“: Silver
2005 Canon Profashional Photo Award

Awards Fashion Film
2020 Barcelona Fashion Film Festival Award "Best Art Direction" for BUSINESS AS USUAL
2020 Buenos Aires International Fashion Film Festival Award „Best Performance“ for BUSINESS AS USUAL
2017 Cinemoi Award 2017 Hollywood / USA. Award „Best Director“ and „Outstanding Performance in a Comedy“ for BELLO
2020 A Shaded View Of Fashion Film (France) Award "Best Make-Up"
2017 International Fashion Film Festival Brussels Award „Best Actress“ for BELLO
2017 Fashion Film Festival(Dominican Republic) Award „Honorable Mention International“ for BELLO
2015 Miami Fashion Film Festival 2015 Award for „Best Film“ Audience Award 2015 „Best Cinematography“ and „Best Hair“ for THE JOURNEY
2014 A Shaded View Of Fashion Film (France) Award " Best Art Direction" for THE JOURNEY
2013 Madrid Fashion Film Festival (Spain) Award " Best Art Direction 2013"for HORS D'OEUVRE
2013 Berlin Fashion Film Festival (Germany) Award " Best Fashion Film 2013" for ODDITORY

Nominations and Selections Fashion Film
2012 Shorts Festival (Praha) PRECIOUS
2013 Festival Internation Des Tres Courts (France) Selection PRECIOUS
2013 Festival International Des Tres Courts (France) Selection HORS D'OEUVRE
2013 Fashion Film Day Istanbul Selection HORS D'OEUVRE
2013 New York Fashion Film Festival Selection HORS D'OEUVRE
2013 Mode Biennale Arnhem Selection HORS D'OEUVRE
2013 Fashion Workshop Athens (curated by Filep Motwary) "Selection HORS D'OEUVRE"
2013 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia Selection HORS D'OEUVRE
2013 Madrid Fashion Film Festival Selection PRECIOUS
2013 Madrid Fashion Film Festival Selection ODDITORY
2013 International Fashion Film Awards (USA) Nomination "Best Creative Concept", "Best Hair", "Best Fashion" for ODDITORY
2014 New York Fashion Film Festival Selection ODDITORY
2014 T Magazin (New YorkTimes) Selection HORS D'OEUVRE
2014 Moving Silence Freilichtbühne Weissensee Selection HORS D`OEUVRE
2014 Fashion Film Festival (Fashionweek Poland) Selection HORS D`OEUVRE


2020-2021 Gruppenausstellung "FASHION!" Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg
2019 group exhibition CabanaMAD Lisboa
2012 group exhibition „Festival International De La Photographie De Mode“, Cannes
2014 – 2019 group exhibition „Fumes and Perfumes“ Stuttgart
2008 Photo España (main exhibition)
2007 Pulse Art Fair / Art Basel (Miami)