Monnier Ostermair was born in 1990 in Germany and grew up near Munich and in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She first graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Stuttgart. During her studies she began to capture her fascination for lines and light on camera. After working in different architecture offices she worked as assistant at Roland Halbe architecture photography. Monnier completed her Master of Arts in Advanced Design at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and is currently living and working in Munich.