Based in Tokyo, Monika Mogi is a talented young photographer whose work transcends traditional genres and evokes a genuinely personal feel. At the age of 17 Mogi was hired by American Apparel, which quickly evolved into the opportunity of becoming a staff photographer after the creative director saw her work. From there, Mogi began to shoot ads for the massively influential company and today she shoots for magazines like Vice, Daze and Confuse, Nylon and more. Casting subjects herself whether it’s close friends or people from the streets, Mogi has an innate ability for seeing beauty through a lens.