Now, at just 24 years old, she is dominating her field. In Japan Monika is one of the (unfortunately) very few female photographers/directors consistently being booked for work; one who is in control of both her output and the way she works. Via the far-reaching platforms she’s given access to, Mogi sets out to normalise feminism in a place where, according to her, most view it as extreme and conflicting with the norms of a society that they insist is too set in its ways to change. Whether her work appears in zines, features megastars like Kiko Mizuhara or is published in titles with circulation rates in the 100s of 1000s, Mogi’s work is consistent and the message always clear: her imagery channels femininity from the perspective of a forward-thinking 21st-century mindset, that also happens to be a female one. While in Barcelona earlier this summer to appear as a speaker at the city’s annual international design festival OFFF
, Mogi met with us to talk about premiering her first short film at the festival, launching a team of girl skaters, and what she wants to bring over to Japan from America.