BJ Formento is the light. Richeille Formento is the pigment.
Formento & Formento is known for their romantic and stylish photographs that explore in eerie sensuality and staged scenes – themes of love, lost, longing and the burden of memory. Their style reveals a fascination fiction and reality, with mood and texture where a sense of place figures prominently. From America, Europe, Cuba, Mexico, India and Japan they blend fervent passion for photography and film with a lasting love for one another.
Amazing response from the shows at Art Basel Miami Beach, Photo Paris, Photo London, Photo Shanghai and New York’s AIPAD and Armory Art Fairs. Solo exhibitions across Europe starting in Paris, London, Berlin, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf and Belgium. Their work also been exhibited in Los Angeles with Fahey Klein Gallery, Boston with Robert Klein Gallery and in New York at Taylor and Graham Galleries. 2012 brought the publication of their first coffee table book by YK editions, as well as a film to promote the book which has been shown at the Pompidou in Paris.
BJ Formento was born in Hawaii and grew up in the Philippines, studied in San Francisco and moved to New York in 1999. Richeille Formento was born in London and attended the prestigious Central St. Martins College of Art before working as an art director and designer in the fashion industry.