Photographer ready to share her ‘wonky vision’ with Cronx art

Art from the heart of Croydon: one of Monica Gianniti Brookbank’s striking poster designs

A Croydon-based artist has launched a collection of Cronx-based posters for sale, offering perhaps the perfect Christmas gift ideas.

Monica Gianniti Brookbank was brought up in south London and describes herself as a “photo artist with wonky vision”.

“I have been designing for more than 15 years and I love tattoo art, Halloween, red wine, salami, chocolate and the moo cow smells of the countryside.”

She says that her “father charmed me into photography”, but in 2002, she lost the central sight in her left eye.

Different view: Gianniti is fascinated by some of Croydon’s brutalist architecture

“Most of the vision was restored,” she says, “but as the fear of going blind had terrified me, I decided to turn my hobby into a business and began studying photography at night classes after work.”

‘Wonky vision’: Monica Gianniti Brookbank

Gianniti developed a love for fine art photography and for experimenting with different techniques both in camera and in her digital darkroom.

“I create art to wear or art for your space,” she says.

Her Croydon design gallery – called, and which includes a range of other designs – is now online here, with her posters starting from around £24 each.

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