The scent of the sea, the beaches crowded in summer and deserted in winter. This is the essence of the photography of Mònica Figueras, a young Spanish photographer we have already talked about here before.
Mònica was born in Palamós, a small and beautiful town on the Costa Brava, one of those classic villages that fill up with people in summer and empty completely in winter, becoming almost unrecognizable.
This double personality of the place where she lived until she moved to Barcelona and her love for the sea are tangible things in her photographs. Looking at her images one breathes nostalgia for the summer, but also the calm and tranquility of empty beaches that lose the warm colors typical of the summer months and are covered with a less saturated filter.
Since the places and subjects that Mònica Figueras photographs have always been part of her life, browsing through her shots is like entering her personal diary. We look at what she looked at, we are surrounded by what was around her when she was shooting.
After a while, her style started to interest several clients, so for her commissioned work she prefers digital photography, while for her personal projects she often opts for analog, which allows her to obtain better textures and colors without having to retouch the image afterward.