Valerie Phillips - Monika Monster, Future First Woman On Mars


After noticing her in the crowd at the Greenwich Village Halloween parade, Valerie Philips befriended Monika, a Polish-American college student. This is the second book of photographs to grow out of the relationship as Philips photographs Monika at home in Brooklyn, in her dorm room, at her job as a hotel lifeguard, at Coney Island and other locations. The settings and situations impart a degree of generic banality as Monika poses in her swimsuit or with ice cream, yet Philips conveys a refreshing intimacy with her subject as Monika’s candid presence feels simultaneously innocent and worldly, wholesome and lusty.

Edition: 1st Edition
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Longer Moon Farther (10 Nov. 2005)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 128 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0954340329
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0954340322
Condition: Fine/used (small damage, caused by price tag, on the back of the book, see last picture