There are only a few days left to purchase the never-before-seen works of artists Formento+Formento and Terry Pastor!
An exclusive ARTDROP to be discovered online and in YellowKorner galleries.
BJ and Richeille Formento met in 2005. Originally from Hawaii, BJ arrived in New York in 1999. He was 35 years old at the time and was working with leading photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark, Hans Neleman, and Annie Leibovitz. In 2001, he started working as a freelance photographer. Up until 2005, Richeille worked in the fashion industry as an art director and designer for major brands and independent labels.
"We want to show things you are not even aware of"
Your collaboration with Terry Pastor in 3 words?
Life on mars
How and why did this collaboration come about?
We are huge David Dowie fans and when we met terry pastor who minted the ziggy stardust and hunky dory album covers, we knew we had to collab and create something unique, so we sent him a handful of our images and he chose the ones that gave him a spark of inspiration. The results are really amazing don’t you think?
How is a photo by Formento+Formento created?
It starts with an idea for a series, and normally we see the final works in bookform, then we spend 2-3 years fleshing it out with models, locations, styling.
YellowKorner and you, a story that has lasted for how long?
Pretty amazing ride with YellowKorner. We met in 2012 after our first body of personal work circumstance (living on the road in our airstream during the great recession of 2008 and for 2 years we collaborating with people we met across america). YK published the book «circumstance america down on bruised knees» and from there we never looked back! As of 2022 we have 10 series: circumstance 2010, Japan diaries (on going series), She is cuba 2014, Strange fascinations (mexico) 2015, hysteria 2015, 2nd kind of woman (transgender thailand) 2016, Another way of seeing (india) 2016, Spies lies and sabotuers 2018, Rubber soul 2020.
Terry Pastor's fascination with art began at a very young age when he started working as an apprentice at Pulford Publicity, a Fleet Street design studio specialising in posters for films. A self-taught artist, it was here that he discovered and mastered airbrushing, which would soon become his technique of choice for most of his career.
Terry Pastor is known for his iconic album illustrations for David Bowie's Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust. Over the years, these works have earned him numerous awards, including two prestigious American Art Director Awards and a Playboy Magazine Award.
For the past 10 years, Terry has primarily used digital media where he enjoys collaborating with other artists and photographers.