Born respectively in 1954 and 1958, photographers Bruno Mouron and Pascal Rostain met while working for Paris Match. They soon became inseparable, signing their photos together and they still work together today. Specialising in celebrities, they are experts in the hideouts and tracking of celebrities, with, for instance, among their ‘hunting trophies’ the first photo published of President François Mitterrand in the company of his natural daughter, Mazarine. In 1986, they created their own press agency, Sphinx, but soon grew tired of the managerial role and its accompanying paperwork and preferred to return to the field. In 1988, they read an article in Le Monde about a study dedicated to the analysis of trash cans for understanding social behaviour. That gave them the idea of doing the same thing with the trash cans of French then international stars. This project, entitled TRASH, was to tour the world and was even presented at the Milan Universal Expo in 2015. It continues to this day and has branched into anonymous trash cans all over the world, delivering an edifying testimony to consumerist society. ... See more See less
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Partners both in work and in life, BJ and Richeille Formento have collaborated since 2009. After studying fine arts at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, BJ began his career in New York after assisting major photographers such as Richard Avedon, Mary Ellen Mark, and...