BJ Formento is the light. Richeille Formento is the pigment. Weaving cinematic worlds drenched in sensuality, Formento + Formento produce genre-bending photography that is as conceptually rich as it is precisely crafted.
Their work includes award winning-advertisements for Colgate and Luden, dramatic editorial spreads for GQ and Vogue, portraits spanning Maya Lin to Stephen Malkmus and hard-hitting campaigns for charities like Women’s Aid and Life Support Japan. This has been a breathrough year for F+F. They were nominated top finalist to Vogue’s New Exposure Competition 2012, working with Bottega Venetta and Red Digital Camera. Vogue Italia celebrated their work with PhotoVogue at an exhibition at 10 Corso Como Gallery, Milano. A solo exhibition just opened to rave reviews at London’s Society Club Soho and is on view through November. And, Yellowkorner Gallery will be opening a show of their work in Paris November 15th.
BJ Formento was born in Hawaii and grew up in the Philippines. After receiving his BFA in Photography from the Academy of Arts Universtiy of California, he moved to New York and assisted Richard Avedon, Mary Ellen Mark, and Annie Leibovitz, and studied with Eurgene Richards and Arnold Newman. Since 2001, he has shot for a host of publications and advertising clients while continuing his personal work. 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..