• Tumblr Tuesday: Monica Figueras

    We’re always scouring Tumblr for up-and-coming artists, photographers and interesting people to follow. On Tumblr Tuesdays we dig a little deeper, introducing you to a new person whose point-of-view we’re reblogging this week.

    Meet Monica Figueras, a Barcelona-based photographer whose photos make us want to head to the coast, ASAP. We grabbed some of her favorite photos to show off and chatted to her about her work, what she's looking forward to, and her own absolute must-follows on Tumblr.

    Tell us a little bit about yourself.
    My favorite color is blue. I like the smell of sea and flowers. I like healthy food, but also pizza and chocolate. I can not sing or dance, but I’d like to. I'm a graphic designer and photographer living between my hometown (a small town on the coast) and Barcelona, and I’m a member of Publications for Pleasure. I also have an adorable cat.

    How did you get into photography?
    While I was studying design, I discovered that photography allowed me to transmit [my ideas] in a more sincere and real way. There’s great potential with design, despite the fact that I find it too digital and fake.

    Do you have any favorite subjects to shoot?
    Everything in nature, especially the sea. I also like to photograph people with whom I have familiarity. I like capturing funny or curious moments, and criticizing and speaking about today in general and also personal terms.

    What songs are you currently jamming to?
    “Under the Westway” by Blur, “Eyes Be Closed” by Washed Out, “Baby” by Devendra Banhart, “Intro” by xx, “I need My Girl” by The National, and “Here I Am” by Adam Green.

    What do you like to do when you're home for the holidays?
    I like that I get to cook and play sports. I wish I could do both at the same time!

    What about favorite things to do in the fall?
    I love buying a new coat and a new agenda. It's also fun to take photographs of deserted beaches and create some new projects...

    Can you tell us five things you're really into at the moment?
    1. A house move.
    2. Organizing a special trip.
    3. Working on a new project about the sea.
    4. Editing a lot of photos for weddings and other stuff.
    5. Thinking about getting a tattoo!

    Tell us some Tumblrs we need to start following!
    1. Quentin de Briey
    2. Alba Yruela
    3. Theo Gosselin
    4. Lina Scheynius
    5. Lluis Tudela
    6. Organica Magazine

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