Creator Since


Mio Monasch


I got my first camera as a six year old from my grandfather, a reporter and lifetime sailor. He took me sailing, to see the Orcas in the San Juan Islands. After an afternoon spent screaming with delight at the sight of each dorsal fin, I discovered that I had forgotten to put film in the camera. Off to a good start.

Returning to Seattle after 10 years in Colorado, I began to reconnect with wilderness and as I did, I quickly felt inspired to pick up a camera and make my best attempts towards documenting the experience.
As an art form, photography is humbling. Daily perspectives and lessons are immense. From seeking details in the ordinary to attempting to understand the fortunes this planet creates, photography creates a challenge that can never be fully accomplished; and to me, this is the true excitement.

I have been fortunate to work with an array of brands and agencies around the world and hope to continue immersing myself in telling stories focused on impact. At the end of the day, my goal is to help anyone reimagine their perspective on this planet; to appreciate any single element of their day with newfound wonder.

Fujifilm as a company has profoundly changed my ability to create. From the moment I picked up my first X-T2, I felt like technology was no longer between me and the experience in front of me. Whether delighting in the lightweight options of the X-Series for long overnight backcountry trips, or constantly being blown away by the unmatchable quality of the GFX series, these cameras have enabled a process that I didn’t believe to be possible in the camera space.