Circumstance
It all started with the recession in 2008 and the subsequent collapse of the American Dream. Simply getting by in New York wasn’t enough for F+F and soon life found them traveling across the United States in a 27-foot Airstream, in an attempt to capture this newly-found reality through photographing women they would meet along the way, encounters in the crisis: true Hitchcockian heroines, with passionate dispositions. The result of this 8 month trip was Circumstance: America Down on Bruised Knees, the duo’s first conceptual series and big breakthrough. The book contains over 300 high quality photographs. The size and number of pages of this photography book, meant there was a need for a solid binding, something that could last for ages. The solution was perhaps in some ways seemingly simple but yet in today’s world of machinery, quite unusual. The printer awarded this feat decided they must do most of the processes by hand. From collating to sewing, to binding, to casing, each book went through a very intensive manual labor process. Signed multilingual edition French/English YK Editions Hardcover 480 pages in slipcase. Dimensions: 40.5 x 29 cm, Weight : 5,6 kg (sold out in stores) A few artists proofs left available.
Price: $899.00
Cinematic Chronicles
Cinematic Chronicles is a large format collection of unbound posters (book size: posters folded to 11 x 16 in, open size 22 x 16 in) printed on heavy paper, held together by a banderole. This exciting layout juxtaposes the images and recontextualizing F+F's work. Photographs from Circumstance, She is Cuba, Japan Diaries, Strange Fascination and Another Way of Seeing and Hysteria. Every single spread can be taken out, seen as a whole and used as full size poster or print. 38 pages Print run 900 trade 100 Artist Proof
Price: $49.95
F+F Playing Cards
Playing cards with 54 photographs from an limited edition run of 2000 produced to celebrate Formento + Formento's solo exhibition at Fahey Klein Gallery Los Angeles in 2014. A rare item, suitable as a gift. First run have sold out and we've updated it in 2018 with lots of new work!
Price: $25.00
Black Friday Flash Sale
Happy to announce a gift from Formento and Formento's iconic works for Thanksgiving. Five 8x12 inch Chromogenic photographs in a handsome folio that are printed and signed by the artists from the series: CIRCUMSTANCE: These stirring, unapologetic photographs bring forward the legacy of change, economic depression and transience which has haunted America’s history. JAPAN DIARIES:As outside observers, these images explore the dichotomies that embody modern Japan— blurring the aesthetics between fantasy and reality. The captivating tableaus exude a sense of tension, melancholy, and a quiet unease. Each image exists as if it were a still taken from a noir Japanese film, each solitary figure yearning for something unknown. HYSTERIA: Images that deals with beauty and upheaval, brutality and optimism. Illuminating post WW2 era when its seems as if America was at the height of its power and on the verge of spinning out of control. SPIES LIES AND SABOTEURS: An homage to the unsung heroines of WW2.  These women were especially prevalent in the Special Operations Executive, a cobbled-together network of spies and amateurs that wrought havoc on German occupied Europe. 36 AND VIEWS OF MOUNT FUJIYAMA: We consider Japan our spirit place and are always yearning to come back and go deeper in our exploration of the people and the landscape. This new work moved us out of the city of Tokyo and into the countryside. We wanted to live under the ever changing appearance of Mt. Fuji and experience its burning energy. Creating an ambiguous narrative with our women as they played out an imagined life under the strength of the mountain and beyond the edge of the frame.
Price: $125.00
Smoking Nun Cinecitta, 2012 Signed Triptych Skateboard Decks hand signed by F+F
Quantities are limited. 1. The Smoking nun shot at the famous Cinecitta Studios, Rome Italy in 2012 2. Ramen Girl, Yokohama Japan 2013 3. Lulu's Seagulls, Verona, Italy 2018 4. Great Wave of Anna, Fujiyoshida, Japan 2019 Custom Wall Art Skateboard series will consist of three decks designed and signed by F+F. 8 3/4" decks are made of the best quality hard-rock maple all hanging hardware included Limited edition of 100. Free worldwide shipping
Price: $995.00
"36" The book
36 “The captivating tableaus exude a sense of tension, melancholy, and a quiet unease. Each image from Japan Diaries exists as if it were a still taken from a noir Japanese film, each solitary figure yearning for something unknown.” Glenn O’Brien wrote of the Formento’s series Japan Diaries. In winter of 2018, BJ and Richeille returned to Japan but this time focused on channeling the artists Hokusai and Hiroshige and asked the question of what Mt. Fuji means to them. "We consider Japan our spirit place and are always yearning to come back and go deeper in our exploration of the culture and the landscape. This new work moved us out of the city of Tokyo and into the countryside. We wanted to live under the ever changing appearance of Mt. Fuji and experience its burning energy. Creating an ambiguous narrative with our women as they played out an imagined life under the strength of the mountain and beyond the edge of the frame". Embossed linen hardback with tipped in image 88 pages Book size 12 x 12 inches Publication date October 2019 ISBN-13: 978-1-7332741-0-4 The artist edition comes with a studio stamped, signed archival pigment baryta print by Formento & Formento and is limited to 100 copies hand numbered 1–100, plus 5 that are retained by the artist and are inscribed from AP1–AP5. $250 "Yuki 2, Chiba Japan 2019" Image Size: 8x10 inches Paper Size: 12x12 inches Retail $49.95
Price: $49.95
"Hysteria" The book
HYSTERIA Images dealing with beauty and upheaval, brutality and optimism. Post World War II, a time when it seemed as if America was at the height of its power and also on the verge of spinning out of control. Issues in a world we still know and contend with today. Embossed linen hardback with tipped in image 88 pages Book size 12 x 12 inches Publication date October 2019 ISBN-13: 978-1-7332741-1-1 The artist edition comes with a studio stamped, signed archival pigment baryta print by Formento & Formento and is limited to 100 copies hand numbered 1–100, plus 5 that are retained by the artist and are inscribed from AP1–AP5. $250 "Hysteria 54, Budapest Hungary 2017" Image Size: 8x10 inches Paper Size: 12x12 inches Retail $49.95
Price: $25.00
"Circumstance" The book
CIRCUMSTANCE CIRCUMSTANCE 2008-2010 These stirring, unapologetic photographs bring forward the legacy of change, economic depression and transience which has haunted America’s history. Places and characters in today’s settings as if searching for their own meaning a new definition of place, which still tips its hat in homage to the grit and dirt in which today’s America springs. Photographers BJ and Richeille Formento met 14 years ago, while working on a common assignment, and have been partners in both life and work ever since. Together they travel around the world, creating highly inspirational visual series that treat the human persona as prime matter that can be re-shaped through the most unconventional of scenarios. These are usually set in a surreal environment that is saturated in an abundance of contrasting references involving everything from culture and sex to high-fashion and technology. In contrast to their work, the reason that pushed the photography duo in the direction they followed was anything but surreal. It all started with the recession in 2008 and the subsequent collapse of the American Dream. Simply getting by in New York wasn’t enough for the Formentos and soon life found them traveling across the US in a 27-foot 1969 Airstream, in an attempt to capture this newly-found reality through photographing women they would meet along the way. The result of this eight-month trip was "Circumstance" the duo’s first conceptual series and big breakthrough. Embossed linen hardback with tipped in image 88 pages Book size 12 x 12 inches Publication date October 2019 ISBN-13: 978-1-7332741-2-8 The artist edition comes with a studio stamped, signed archival pigment baryta print by Formento & Formento and is limited to 100 copies hand numbered 1–100, plus 5 that are retained by the artist and are inscribed from AP1–AP5. $250 "Lori and Amy, California 2010" Image Size: 8x10 inches Paper Size: 12x12 inches Retail $49.95
Price: $25.00
Skateboard Decks
Edition of 100 COA hand signed and numbered by F&F single skateboard each deck measures approximately 31x8IN (80x20CM) Made of hard-rock Canadian Maplewood 1 wall mount included per deck. All early editions available.
Price: $250.00
20x30 Signed Print comes with choice of book
Edition of 8 +2AP Early Editions avialable.
Price: $3,000.00
STARKERS with SIGNED TIPPED IN PRINT AND FREE TOTE BAG!
Our latest book published by www.tableauxeditions.com A collection 77 beautiful nudes from the past 10 years presented in a hardbound linen 12x12" book printed on heavy paper. The limited edition collector series comes with a tipped in image signed by both artist $69
Price: $50.00
Terry Pastor X Formento
Terry Pastor is an artist and he is best known for his iconic album artwork for David Bowie's Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust. While it is these albums that usually grab the headlines, in reality this work is just one element of Terry Pastor's career. His credits include album covers for the Beach Boys, Alex Harvey, The Sweet, Carl Palmer, Soft Machine and many other artistes. Over the years this work has won him many accolades including two prestigious Art Director of America awards and a Playboy magazine award. We are honored to collaborate with Terry with our iconic Smoking Nun, Cinecitta Italy 2012. A limited edition of this artwork, paper size 17x25" image size 12x20" Edition of 25 +5AP signed and numbered on front by both artists is available to purchase now. Also available 20x30" edition of 8 30x45" edition of 12 40x60" edition of 7 60x90" edition of 3 contact studio directly for availability.
Price: $995.00
F&F TOTE BAG
Heavy duty canvas bag with stylin' F&F logo limited quantities on hand 13x4x13 inches
Price: $10.00