Eugenio Recuenco: Darkness for Craziness

Text: Kris Desypri


Eugenio Recuenco is a spanish photographer known for his work in the advertising and fashion industry. He has collaborated with many magazines such as Vogue, Madame Figaro and Twill.

”I love fashion, I love beauty. What I do not love is the fact that people want to change the way they dress continuously, I do not accept that. What I do not like is the way people dress trendy, dress fashionable only to impress. We should be dressing according to our own personality not because fashion dictates how we should be looking. My job is to show the new things that have been launched on the market in fashion but it doesn’t mean it always has to be the same people to appreciate the designs”.

The unique thing about Recuenco is his technique, which has been described as “cinematographic” and also “pictorial”. Much of his work has a dreamlike, illustrative aesthetics. His “Fairy Tale” series for Vogue magazine ran in 2006 is a typical example of his work.

In an interview with Bak magazine, Eugenio Recuenco was asked what he thinks of “darkness”. He said “I feel darkness more attractive that night. For darkness i understand craziness not detectable at first sight”. This craziness captures one’s attention and is a trademark of Recuenco’s work.