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Eugenio Recuenco

Eugenio Recuenco

Eugenio Recuenco

Eugenio Recuenco

Eugenio Recuenco

Eugenio Recuenco

Eugenio RecuencoPhotography by Eugenio Recuenco, unknown publication

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  1. As other posters, I too am a goth of color, and literally squealed with joy at this photo spread. I quickly shared it with my best friend, also a goth of color, and she’s been sharing it with her friends as well. I first saw it highlighted on a group geared toward people of color and have seen it on a couple of “goths of color” groups. Kudos to the photographer. It is such a breath of fresh air to have a shoot focused on someone other than the usually pale faced people displayed in most gothic shoots and the photography is gorgeous.

    My favorites are the pictures featuring the bats and the one with the girl reading a book. Please keep up the great work.

  2. Two words: absolutely stunning.

    Like Haetorigusa, I’m “of color,” and particularly fond of darque fashion as well. It’s such a breath of fresh air to see people coming at “goth fashion” from a different angle and incorporating different races in it as opposed to the typical ubiquitous images that are currently oversaturating both cyberspace & the catwalks. A sincere ‘thank you’ is in order here, so thank you, good people of Haute Macabre for posting these fantastic photos. I saved them to my computer.

  3. As a “goth of color” I enjoy this highlight very much. In my youth I was told several times that the perfect goth skintone is pale as death well now we see that you can be as dark as midnight and still be a gothic beauty. I saved every picture thank you!

  4. Delicious! Iagree with Jasmine re: the gorgeous darker skinned models; they stop the photographs from becoming too cliched “goth”, and just look stunning and powerful.
    Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!!!

  5. Discovering Recuenco here and in Coilhouse sent me off on an hours-long excursion into his galleries, and then I felt compelled to write a blog post of my own about him. I absolutely adore his work.

    Thanks for posting more of it!

  6. This shoot is definitely well executed, the use of darker skinned models with a more macabre setting works incredibly well. Usually paler complexions are used for these type of themed sets because it is most associated with death but this gives it a completely different feel unlike the common obscure shoots.
    I saved all of them!