Enrique Badulescu - Appealingly different

“For my work on the S Magazine, I was given the opportunity to pull out all my creative stops. It’s not about normal fashion photography. Every picture aims to take the viewer on a unique journey.”

Enrique Badulescu belongs to the front line of contemporary beauty and fashion photographers. Expressivity and strong contrasts are part of his unique signature. “I love contrasts, not just of light and shadow, dark and light, but above all in colors.” His underwater work is legendary. For over twenty-five years, international labels such as Hermès have have trusted in his ability to create the perfect imagery to convey their brand essence.

For the S Magazine, Badulescu has given new interpretation to the spirit of the labels being presented.

In addition to being an expert with the S camera, Badulescu shines using analog materials and techniques. He creates collages and adds painted details, giving digital photography the human touch that it can otherwise lack. Improvisation is also key: Badulescu’s forte is to take chance situations, even mishaps, and speedily turn them into central features of his pictures. His playful, light treatment of concepts and materials allows him to continually dream up new visual pathways, new ways to portray a story. The series created exclusively for S Magazine are impressive testimonies of his talent.

Enrique Badulescu was born in Mexico City in 1961. He trained at the Bavarian State Academy of Photography in Munich. His international career began in the London music scene in the late 80s, when he worked for the British magazine The Face, and photographed the Rolling Stones. Shortly afterwards he was commissioned to do various album covers and was booked for his first campaign. His work has appeared in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, and Harper's Bazaar. Badulescu lives in New York.

The current exhibition is being shown at the Leica Gallery in Wetzlar from April 16 to June 15, 2015.

Learn more about his work on the Leica Blog.