formento+formento

Trailer Trash Miami Florida

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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

Since 2009, BJ and Richeille Formento have combined their talents under the name Formento+Formento, and started travelling across the United States to produce a major photographic series, dedicated to the representation of the fall of the American woman.The portraits of women they created on their travels reveal their vulnerability and poverty, linked to the subprimes crisis in the United States that sparked the financial crisis from 2007 to 2011. Anonymous or professional models, these women relate their despair at having lost everything. Their attitudes and troubled gazes reveal their distress and uncertainty regarding the future. Formento+Formento show how they have managed to stay youthful, glamorous, and desirable in spite of this. Both provocative and melancholic, these feminine figures are staged in sophisticated narrative compositions, inspired by the world of fashion and the cinema of the 1950s and '60s. These evocative images nonetheless allow a lot of room for the spectator's imagination.

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