Mónica is a great photographer who basically loves to experiment with images. We have the occasion to know her a little bit more and share some of her pictures.
Also, she did a very original work for The Toilet Project!
TP: Hey Mónica! Please, give us a brief description of yourself.
MM: I was born in Madrid, but nowadays I work and live in Palma. I try to combine my self education in the photography field with the academic education, waiting to be able to create a work far from conventionalities, feeding on daily life to show a nude and raw vision of reality.
My goal with photography is trying to send the viewer something similar to what is been lived, through the making of images and stories that create an intense and enduring link.
Nowadays, I am strongly influenced by artists like Diane Arbus or Francesca Woodman. I love all kind of cameras analogical or digital. Create an image can be done with any device, even a mobile phone…this is just a mean to achieve the aim.
I have to say, though, that I feel a special attraction for all the analogical, being the creation and treatment of the image through developing something amazing and with which I could not live without.
TP: Toilet and Art….What comes to your mind when you think about it?
MM: The truth is that I this project fascinates me. Since I was little, I can never leave a place without visiting the toilet. I know what you will think, and leaving aside the physiological part that “toilet” carries, you can also discover things about the people or about the places through them.
A great place with a shabby bathroom indicates that actually they do not take so much care of the details as they try to show.
And also, how many feelings are described in the bathrooms? How many laughs and surprises you find there….? As you can see, I am a fan of toilets! ;)
TP: Art can be anywhere. Do yo think this is true?
MM: No doubt about it, yes! I see it on my way to work, in the details, in the streets I am an authentic fan of urban art. It fascinates me and makes my day. I do not think that something needs to be in a gallery to be “art”. Art in itself is much more than that.
You can check Monica’s work on her cool website or even know what she is up to through her twitter account! So lovely to get to know creative people with open minds and good ideas!
She loves to share her work through her Facebook official page Monica Mir Photographies. Take a look!
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