FORMENTO+FORMENTO

SMOKE BREAK CINECITTA

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The artist

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 Annie Leibovitz. Richeille, who studied at the prestigious Central Saint Martin's College of Art worked until 2005 in the fashion industry as an artistic director and designer for top brands as well as independent labels. After three years living together, they decided to combine their talents. Their famous portraits of women, at the crossroads between fashion and visual creation, have already toured the globe. They continue to garner huge success, through their publication in such renowned and prestigious media as Wolf Magazine, Aesthetica or Vogue Italy, the magazine responsible for organising the New Exposure competition in which they finished finalists in 2012. The artistic duo was thus immediately propelled into the world of fashion, holding multiple international exhibitions in Paris, London, Berlin, Stuttgart, and Düsseldorf, as well as New York.  ... See more See less

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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.? The image Smoke break Cinecitt

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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 and really ...

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24 October 2017

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