Occupation: Photographer & Creative Director Instagram: @moneal Where were you born? Staten Island, New York. Where do you live today? I currently live in San Francisco with my wonderful and photogenic Australian Shepherd, Preston instagram: @prestopups. There's definitely something about this city with it's dramatic natural beauty within reach. In one sentence what is unique about your work? I think my history with art direction and design have greatly influenced my photographic style.
Why do you do what you do? I feel that I have to. Also to hopefully show people some beauty and challenge them to get out and explore.
What inspires you? Natural and timeless beauty of the American west, wildlife, music, narrative, design.
Describe your personal style. As you can see in my picture, I stick to classic denim, five panel hats and Nikes!
Your ultimate must-have. My Canon EOS-1D X! It's heavy but you never know what you'll need to capture.
What superpower would you have and why? Time travel, there's just no other option.
What is next for you? I'm expanding MO Studio and building my team. It's pretty exciting and scary at the same time. I'm not thinking too much about long-term future, just trying to book clients and have some time for creativity along the way.
I already have a superpower and I am so grateful for it! If we should ever meet, I will reveal it.
The only instrument I use for creating my unusual emotional photographs is my smartphone
Get to know photographer Andrew Klug.
"What distinguishes me is my sensitivity to diverse cultural backgrounds, and speaking 4 languages"
People inspire me. Different people inspire differently.
My history with art direction and design have greatly influenced my photographic style.
My work is drenched by truth and committed to the moments.
I just returned from Peru with a newfound passion for the jungle, which is so alive and colorful and magical. I’m now working on several strategic ways of helping the Amazon
Trust and belief in the direction of your passion.