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)