So, I can't lie - it's been a pretty awful week (I say this because for me, my weekend officially started today at 2:20 p.m. - I do know it's Thursday!). I got my little heart broken slightly, had insane amounts of homework/papers/presentations (and had to do the majority in the library since I just got my computer back yesterday night), and I've pretty much been a mess (especially since my hair is just not cooperating at all).
Instead of writing a massively negative blog since I know that even though I feel like it does right now, my life does not suck that much - I decided to focus on something that makes me happy instead - photography.
I've already shared with you guys my adoration for my boy Tim Walker in a previous post, so now I'm going to move on to someone that I consider to be very similar in style to Mr. Walker, but with a much more dark and almost depressing kind of style.
While Tim Walker's photographs exude light and color and fantasy, the work of Spanish photograph Eugenio Recuenco is very dark, with some color, but a very depressing overtone. Last night as I hung out with my roommate, I was flipping through Recuenco's portfolio just fascinated with his work. It was definitely not my first view of his photographs, and maybe it was just my somber mood last night, but I definitely felt as though I was seeing them with new eyes.
Apparently he is an extremely stubborn photographer, and is unrelenting in his dreams and desires for capturing what he believes is the perfect photograph, so a lot of people do not want to work with him. Still, pain in the ass or not, he delivers beautiful photographs. He uses a more pictorial form of photography when being compared to others, and has a very unique personal style that is conveyed in every photograph (though some on his portfolio took me completely by surprise!).
Anyway, these are some of my favorites from his portfolio.
I love this one.
This one totally reminds me of my boy Hitchcock's film "The Birds."
Even fairy tales get a somber tone in Recuenco's photographs:
You can view his entire portfolio here.
Currently listening to: Sweet Lorraine - Patty Griffin.
© Eugenio Recuenco photography.