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My New Favorite Photographer: Eugenio Recuenco

As an advertising art director for many years (how many would give away my age), I've had the good fortune to personally view some of the finest photographer's books. But I recently came upon one photographer in particular whose range of talent simply awed me.

He's shot everything from funky fashion campaigns to classic elegant portraiture to macabre themed photographic essays. And all of it is excellent. It was this year's Lavazza Calendar that first introduced me to Eugenio Recuenco and then once I went to his site, I couldn't stop gazing at his work.

He even writes a wonderfully fun and self-deprecating profile on his site:
"eugenio recuenco is a Spanish photographer who is a pain in the ass because he always insists on doing whatever he wants. He works for quite a number of clients both in the advertising and editorial fields all over the World who are also a pain in the ass, because they always want to do whatever they want. Out of these fights between hardheads it has been possible to rescue the images for this web site, some better, some worse, but made with lots of enthusiasm and with the support of a great team who refer to themselves as "The Eye of Frosker". The latter is an entity that has came to the earth to bother some and also to amuse some others. If you are one of the latter, stop fooling around and get in."
Here are just a few extremely varied examples of his talent:

And these are just a very small sampling of his incredibly impressive portfolio which you can view by going here.

In addition to his being phenomenally talented, he's nice.
How do I know this? I actually wrote to him inquiring as to where I could find the stunning Lavazza Calendar since I couldn't seem to locate one to purchase anywhere. And you know what he did? He sent me one all the way from Spain. Himself. Not his rep. Not his agent. Himself.
Wow. there anything this man can't shoot??!!!

I hope to work with him soon. If I could be so lucky.

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