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Eugenio Recuenco is one of the best Spanish photographers, and not only in the fashion industry. He’s made several commercials, like the ad for the Nina Ricci parfum, the ‘Aire Loco’ video for Loewe (the one in which the model licks a drop of champagne off her knee), as well as music videos, scenographies and short films. His work is characterized by an oneiric and magical spirit in which each image is able to tell a story, maybe inspired by a classic fairytale or an original story.
One of his latest works, The Little Prince, is receiving awards on every festival. It is a very powerful image that makes the observer think about its meaning. At least it’s what happened to me. I received the picture via the Eugenio Recuenco newsletter that announced its latest award. The only information they gave was the title of the picture and the awards, nothing else. The logical conclusions of the picture lead us to think about the devastation caused by war and what is lost in them: people, valuable stories, illusions, ideas, hopes.
Actually, the image belongs to a series dedicated to promote literature and pointing out the consequences of video-games, smartphones and television over books. “When you spend all those hours playing war video games, it’s not just your enemies you finish off. Save a book, read a book”. You can view all the images here.