Dutch born Monica Toretto is a photographer currently residing in the port town of Bluff in Southland, New Zealand after living in New Jersey, US and Ontario, Canada. She specializes in sport and fashion photography and has a keen interest in documentary photography. Her work has been published in print and electronically, by various organizations and businesses in New Zealand and internationally.
She is currently the senior writer & photographer for ‘IluvSouthland Group’ from Invercargill, Southland, NZ which promotes and highlights Southland based identities, organizations, groups, attractions and events (Iluvinvers.co.nz). Ms Toretto is a contributing New Zealand correspondent for Saudi Arabia based travel website (The Lovely Planet); a contributing poet for a regional magazine in Baghdad, Iraq (Queen Iraq), and a law magazine from Lahore, Pakistan (Legal Affairs).
Monica is the photographer for ‘ZeroFees Southland Sharks Basketball’, ‘Southland Basketball Association’, ‘Southland Football’ and ‘Southern Pro Wrestling, NZ’.
Additionally Ms Toretto is a contributing photographer for various organizations and businesses, including among others: ‘PicknRoll’, Australia; ‘NZHoops’, New Zealand; Sport Southland; Invercargill Volunteer Fire Brigade; Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand; Volleyball Southland; Southern Institute of Technology; Tennis Southland; Southland Boys High School; Bluff 2024 Urban Rejuvenation Group; Rugby Southland; Presbyterian Support Southland; Fibreoctave Wearable Art Show; Queens Park Football Club; Chrysalis Graduate Fashion Show; Arrow International 6+6 Adventure Race; Sir Anthony Hopkins School of Dramatic Arts and Southland Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.
Furthermore, she writes articles, short plays, ghost-writes and volunteers her time to community events, causes and organizations, as well as commissioned work for various businesses throughout the region.
Ms Toretto is currently in her second year of study for her Bachelor’s degree in Fashion & Design before embarking on a Master’s degree in Applied Management.
Monica is also available for private/personal work.
Mobile: (+64) 020 4113 9512
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