ABOUT ME

BACKGROUND, PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND THOUGHTS

Born in Palencia, Spain in November 1980.

Lucky to grow up in a decade when Pop, Rock, and New Wave music impacted society and culture.

Lived the Golden Years of Fashion and the most spectacular Haute Couture Shows.

 

Vivacious reader of magazines and an expert at walking in high heels when I was twelve.

Playing roles about TV series, and films or making choreographies were my favorite games with my friends at school.

Rebellious teen, willing to learn and experiment, cool, observant, and very perfectionist.

I did my studies in Image Consultancy and Beauty. Later, I graduated in Fashion Design and Tailoring.

I worked as a designer for some important brands in Spain. Also, as a pattern maker in a small clothing atelier with exclusive customers. I worked on my own fashion brand and personal shopping for a while but I decided to change everything and make a big change.

 

I moved to London in 2011.

I got a job as a part-time sales assistant in a famous High Street brand. Promptly, I was promoted to several positions up to reaching the role of deputy manager.

At the same time, I started to organise photoshoots with fashion teams as a creative director and stylist but one day I decided to learn photography on my own. I built a basic studio in my apartment and started to practice with myself.

Certainly, I found in photography a new way of artistic expression. You can discover my experiments, my evolution, and some of my thoughts in my photo galleries on this website.

My new hobby was going well. I decided to bet on it and quit my full-time job to invest more time doing what I liked. Social media helped to get my first customers interested in my pictures. I created a bigger studio fully equipped to make better pictures and I did some modeling jobs for other great photographers too. Also, I started to sell online my clothing on Vinted, Etsy, and vintage markets.

I love customer service, fashion, photography, and creativity.

In 2016 I registered my profile in several agencies to work as a supporting artist in cinema. Again, it was a fantastic new discovery. I loved cinema as much as everything else. Again, it was a new way of artistic expression.

I simply fell in love the first time I step into a cinema set and worked with those extraordinary perfectionist teams.

I got many jobs as a supporting artist in remarkable films, TV series, and commercials. I had the chance to work as a stand-in and double for important main actresses and I had the opportunity to work on some spoken roles for awarded festival films.

You can check all my trajectory, experience, and credits in my Spotlight profile also, linked to this web.

After ten years of wonderful living in London, I decided to make a big move again. The pandemic and the lockdown gave me the opportunity to go back to Spain for a while at the end of 2020 and to get back to London with a new vision in 2021.

I found a fantastic warehouse based in Hackney Wick to create a new photography studio from scratch so I focused all my energy on building a creative place where I could work, live and rent. It was a success definitely. I am happy and relaxed.

I am not shooting myself lately but I do to other people. Anyway, I will be back!!

If you are one of my customers or guest reading this, you must know you are helping a lot to achieve my future goals.

Thanks for everything.

Thanks for reading.

Best wishes,

Quina Mons