formento+formento

THE RED NUN

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About the Artist

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Why photography ?
It is because I am not good at anything else! I can’t paint,I can’t draw and my singing career is not taking off. Kidding aside, My father was a amateur photographer and took many selfies of his 15 years in the US Navy a...

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About the artwork

While criss-crossing the USA and Europe, via Cuba, Mexico, India, and Japan, the atypical photographic couple Formento + Formento capture women that they meet along the way. BJ and Richeille Formento developed together the story of young damsels against the backdrop of a modern landscape. Through the use of sophisticated lighting and the troubling sensuality of the scenes that they create, each of their photographs denounces the omnipresence of tension, extending beyond the frame of the image, as though the photograph was a thriller caught in freeze-frame. Their style reveals a fascination for fiction and they consistently cite Diane Arbus: "The world is full of fictional characters in search of their story".

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