Formento + Formento are known for their romantic and stylish photographs that explore themes of love, loss, longing and the burden of memory. Using staged scenes and desaturated colours, the eerie sensuality of their style reveals a fascination with fiction and reality, and with mood and texture, where a sense of place figures prominently.
Whether they're shooting in America, Europe, Cuba, Mexico, India or Japan, they blend a fervent passion for photography and film with a lasting love for one another.
Under the name Formento + Formento, Richeille Formento styles and art directs, while BJ Formento lights and photographs. Together the duo has an enthralling ability to absorb the spirit of a time and place, creating cinematic, quasi-anthropological photographs, with a vision that references the past but remains contemporary and highly original.
To date, they have produced six bodies of work, and are currently working on their new series Women of Resistance. Here, we share some of their iconic images from previous works, mainly Hysteria – images dealing with "beauty and upheaval, brutality and optimism"
Formento + Formento are exclusively represented by The Little Black Gallery. Discover more at www.thelitleblackgallery.com.