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The jury of the Graphic Club Stuttgart honored photographer MONICA MENEZ with the 'Award of Excellence' for the "Season 2018/19 Concert Calendar" at the renowned GREGOR CALENDAR AWARDS 2018. "Awards of Excellence are given for especially good performances." is the credo of the internationally oriented awards.
Themed upon "Berlin Hears Red", individual orchestral members and still lifes were lovingly and unforgettably staged for the project in cooperation with Preuss & Preuss, multiple award-winning BFF photographer Monica Menez and Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati. The calendar is part of a large-scale marketing campaign for Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin and a prime example of an outstanding cultural concept. Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin is one of the largest orchestras in the German capital and belongs to Rundfunk-Orchester und -Chöre GmbH, which was founded in 1994. Its venue is the Berlin Philharmonic. Robin Ticciati has been Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the orchestra since the 2017/18 season, and the Englishman of Italian heritage signed a five-year contract at a press conference on 12 November, 2016. dso-berlin.de
About – GREGOR CALENDAR AWARD, the calendar trade exhibition – for 68 years. The Gregor International Calendar Award presents at Europe's largest calendar exhibition a representative cross-section of calendar creation in Germany and abroad. Important for the organizers is to convey the cultural-historical and economic significance of the calendar. They wish to familiarize the interested public and industry experts alike with the different dimensions of this medium and give the calendar creators a competitive advantage with the awards. graphischer-klub-stuttgart.de//konzertkalender
01.02.2019 // show complete article
Monica MENEZ photographed and filmed the international campaign for The Style Outlets. The 'World of Style' shops in France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic present more than 80 international top brands from the areas of fashion, sport, lifestyle and home accessories. The eyecatching campaign was realized by Monica in her typical style with loud colors. The agency was Made in China, Madrid, and production was taken care of by CP Works, Barcelona, with Styling Fashion Consultant Mario Ville / Kattaca.com.
Photographer and Director, Monica Menez fell in the midst of art at a very young age, and, throughout her career, has experimented with dance, graphic design and fashion. She launched her first solo exhibition in 2001, and her work has been exhibited all over the globe. Her award-winning photo and film career began with her first film "Precious" which won the La Jolla Fashion Film Award for the "Most Creative Concept" in 2011. Her second short film "Hors-d'œuvre" was also a critical success and was awarded the "Best Art Direction" prize at the ASVOFF 5 Award in 2012. In 2013, her work was featured at the New York Fashion Festival. Deeply inspired by Director John Waters, her universe is anachronistic and visually vintage but remains ultra-modern concerning the subject matter. Monica's films are an exercise in beautiful surrealism with a sense of humor: "my productions are often about sexy women in unusual situations". She has been listed as one of the "Up & Coming Newcomers" by SHOTS Magazine (London).
19.09.2018 // show complete article
PREUSS & PREUSS and the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin start their fourth consecutive season together – this time embracing the claim 'Berlin Hears Red' and the wonderfully surreal visual language from MONICA MENEZ.
For the 2018/2019 season, the brief was to develop a new campaign, which accentuates how the brand stands out among its the strong competitive environment on the one hand and stages Principle Conductor Robin Ticciati and his orchestra strikingly and subtly on the other. Front and center was the red room – the creative stage for the 2018/2019 season. In addition to Robin Ticciati,it features orchestra musicians, impressive objects and stills. Created together with award-winning photographer/Director Monica Menez were more than 30 photos and various moving image formats in a completely red studio in Berlin.
For the last three seasons, including the first season of the British conductor, the creative team led by Michael Preuss already developed the communication for the orchestra. "The DSO logo is red. A signal color. A symbol of the orchestra's body of sound. A space full of inspiration, fascination and experiments. The creative stage of the 2018/2019 season," Michael Preuss on the powerfully expressive campaign. Appearing alongside the bound season preview are concert and subscription posters on display throughout Berlin. Plus, the campaign can be seen in digital communication and social media.
Part if it from the agency were Nina Preuss (MD), Michael Preuss (MD/CD), Tonia Friedl (Art Direction / Design) and Flora Wachs (Consulting). Several more motifs as well as the making-of video are available via PREUSS & PREUSS.
02.05.2018 // show complete article