Derrick Monis | About

Hello! I'm Derrick & thank you for visiting my portfolio!

I grew up on the island of Kauai and moved to Oahu where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Media. I LOVE the beach, luscious nature, adventure, & mochi ice cream!

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to become an artist. While growing up I found that drawing, painting, and craft-making did not hold my interest. It was only when I picked up a camera that I found my calling.

Since 2010, I work as a wedding cinematographer. In 2015, I began to also work professionally as a photographer and now specialize in intimate lifestyle portraiture. 

Recently, I have started to enter my photographs in print competitions which keeps me motivated on improving my craft. I aspire to become an artist who creates simply beautiful imagery. :)