PACO PEREGRÍNphotographer and more
Fashion, Beauty & Ad Photographer
Creative & Art Director
Paco Peregrín was born in Almeria, Spain. He resides in Madrid but he works worldwide. He has won many grants and awards including a Gold Lux 2008 award (first place in the National Professional Photography Awards in Spain) in the ‘Fashion and Beauty’ category. His work is part of important art collections and it has appeared in numerous books such as NEW FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY (Prestel).
He is a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Seville University and extends his formation in image and new means of expression in centres of prestige such as International Center Of Photography (NYC), Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London), Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca, Andalusian Center of Photography, Complutense University of Madrid, EFTI and University of Santiago de Compostela.
Paco Peregrín has also photographed and art-directed high-profile projects for global household names like Dior, Chanel, Saint Laurent, L’Oréal Paris, Adidas, Nike, Lee, Levi’S, Vögele Shoes, Gant, Mazda, Toyota, Carlsberg, La Rinascente, Redken, Marie Dalgar, Lancôme, etc.
Paco has published his photographs in major magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, ELLE, Grazia, Tatler, Neo2, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Amica, Fucking Young!, Vision, Zink!, Tendencias, Vanidad, Allure, etc.
PROFESSOR, WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES
He has given workshops and conferences in PHotoEspaña Festival, Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum, EFTI (School of Photography), Arteleku, IES Board of Education of the Community of Madrid, Istituto Europeo di Design, TAI (School of Performing Arts), Photodays (Croatia), CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography), ESDEMGA (University of Vigo), Taller3 (Puebla, Mexico), Matadero de Madrid (Central Design), Escuela Superior de Diseño (Madrid), Estúdio Brasil (Brazil), etc.
He has exhibited his work in galleries in New York, Paris, Barcelona, Beijing, Madrid, Berlin, Seville, San Sebastian… and museums like the Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art (Seville), Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum (Getaria, Gipuzkoa), Museum of Arts and Traditions of Seville, etc.
Paco’s style has earned him credibility as one of the most exciting and talented photographers working in advertising, beauty, art and fashion today with major personality. His unmistakable signature belies his background in design, communication, theatre and painting.
His photography carries a perfect blend of sensuality with avant garde. Paco’s juxtapositions shows a mastery of the fine line between commercial success and art. Fusing hyper-real futurism with high-end beauty images, his work is defined by a marked character of hybridization of styles where come together the latest fashion trends and the most personal conceptual reflections, always providing to his images with a sensual, elegant and mysterious, even perturbing character, trying to interrelate the point of view of the traditional art spectator with the most generic public of the mass-media.