Cinematic Intensity

Formento & Formento

Formento & Formento is a partnership between BJ and Richeille Formento. Based in the USA, the pair creates cinematic images that rest somewhere between fine art and fashion photography. Yet, within each image there is an intense narrative that is not only conceptually rich, but also perfectly crafted. In November 2009, BJ and Richeille set out on a road trip across America, hauling a silver airstream trailer that served as living quarters, make-up room and wardrobe for five months. They visited 25 states along the way, locations were scouted en route and the subjects they photographed were women often encountered on the same day the image was created. The result of their epic journey is Circumstance, a visual story that is so emotionally intense it captures moments that remain frozen in time. This autumn, Circumstance will be on display at the Society Club in Soho, London, (9 – 31 October) and then move to YellowKorner Gallery, Paris (1 – 15 November).

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