Who is Monaris? 

Paola Franqui, also known as Monaris, is a Puerto Rican born photographer with a passion for visual storytelling. She captures moments that surrounds us, turning them into scenes from movies that don’t yet exist. She is an Ambassador for Lightroom and Sony and has over 7 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.

Storytelling is a key element she emphasizes through both her personal and professional work.

 

Artist Statement

I'm always trying to push boundaries within myself by mastering timing and refining my ability to observe and record those decisive moments in time. I am a reader of people and fascinated by human behavior.  Always curious, and wondering what the people I capture are experiencing, what emotions they are going through, and I try 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.

 

Select Clients 

Budweiser, American Airlines, Mercedes Benz, Nike, Sony, Adobe, Acura, ESPN, Viking Cruises, Uber, Verizon, StreetEasy, Samsung, among others. 

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