Monday, January 28, 2008

a little bit noir

Spanish photographer Eugenio Recuenco creates dark, moody worlds inhabited by stoic, doll-like people.




His work shows up in fashion magazines, advertising campaigns, exhibitions, and even musicians get in on the action (see the Rammstein photo shoot on his website).

I love the tableau-style work that mimics old paintings and photos; the color is eye-squintingly dark and undefined, it's completely unapologetic in that regard, it's great. I find the "15th hour" series to be disturbingly humorous in a "what will she do next?" sort of way, and there is a wry smirk of kitsch in the voyeuristic/fetishism-tinged photos as well.

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE Eugenio Recuenco! I think he is an absolute genius! I found his photos a few months ago and have been obsessed with them ever since! The mood he captures is just lovely, and every photo is so imaginative. His work really stands out to me amongst a sea of fashion photographers. I'm so glad you posted some of his work!

Mandi Louise said...

Yes!

they're INCREDIBLY epic, I think that's what I love about them. Even a shot with one person in it tells a whole story and sets the stage for more. They feel like film-stills, they're really amazing.