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Photographer Eugenio Recuenco was born in 1968 in the capital of Spain, Madrid. His artistic inclination started appearing already in his childhood which resulted in him enrolling into University of Complutence, faculty of fine arts after he graduated from school.
In the first year of his career Eugenio was so fascinated by photography that he began to include more elements from his photos in his drawings. Later on, according to him, he decided to focus on his newly discovered passion instead after he had not received any public interest in his works on four-meter canvases.
Soon enough the artist began co-operating with famous Spanish and international magazines such as Vogue Espana, Madame Figaro, View, and after moving to Paris he started creating advertisements for some of the most famous brands worldwide: Diesel, Wilkinson, Nina Ricci. While working with Nina Ricci, Eugenio Recuenco made the first music video in his career. It was so successful that shortly after he repeated it with Mango, Motorola, Loewe brands. In 2008 his project “The Essence of Seduction” was declared as the best advertisement of the year, and in Mexico’s international film festival it won in the category of featurette films.
In 2007 the famous American musician Eric Dover hired the young photographer to create a design for the opera “The Huguenots” whose premiere was supposed to be held in New York.
Eugenio Recuenco’s artworks are acknowledged by some of the most world-famous critics and have earned many awards. In 2004 Spanish magazine “ABC” rewarded the photographer with national prize. In 2009 he earned medals of gold and silver in an advertising festival of El Sol, and in 2013 he was awarded with the golden prize at the El Ojo de Iberoamerica International Film Festival in the best original photography nomination.
The world-famous artist is known for his unique style. He gives great attention to detail, also it is noticeable how he conveys the pure world of fairy tales in rather dark and gloomy setting.
Each Eugenio Recuenco’s work tells us a different story, the imaginary characters embody people living in the modern world and perfectly reveals their personalities. Meanwhile, in fashion photography the artist has gained recognition because of his ability to infuse luxurious items with emotional sensitivity, to create drama. Though, Eugenio himself claims that the recipe of his success is that he does not think what his what his customers expect him to think. He does chase after constantly changing fashion tendencies, but instead, he tries to detach from the routine and to lightly convey things that would allow us to look at reality from different perspectives. He never gave into the rules dictated by advertisement and fashion industries.
In 2013 “teNeus” released first and up to now only book of artist’s artworks called “Revue:Eugenio Recuenco”. More than 200 photographs filled these pages. Good news for collectors, though, since they have also released 50 special copies with author’s signature and original photos.