Paola Franqui, also known as Monaris, is a Puerto Rican born street photographer living outside of New York City specializing in visual storytelling. She has her BA in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University and has over 5 years of experience working with brands. What started as a hobby grew to become Paola’s passion, and it has changed her life in ways she never could have imagined.
Paola is always trying to push boundaries within herself by mastering timing and refining her ability to observe and record those decisive moments in time. She is a reader of people and fascinated by human behavior. Paola is constantly influenced by her surroundings. Always curious, and wondering what the people she captures are experiencing, what emotions they are going through, and tries to share their stories. A snapshot of a passing moment that will never happen again.
"I hope for people to go beyond their senses with my images, as I wish to evoke emotion behind the lives that people lead."
I've worked with the following clients: Rayban, Budweiser, ESPN, Royal Caribbean, MetroPCS, Uber, StreetEasy, Essilor, ONA, Sony, Harvey's and Harrahs, Theraflu and several others.