This dynamic husband-wife team have made an art of their unique strain of fashion photography. Excuding an eerie sensuality combined with a narrative cinematic sensibility, the ambiguis nature of the characters and scenarios remind us of David Lynch and Hopperesque landscapes. Vogue Italy has been a forerunner and loyal supporter of their work, as well as cutting edge magazines like Aesthetica and Wolf. Their most recent commercial campaigns include Stephen Knoll, Hammitt Los Angeles, Christian Roth Optical and Charles of London. Their participation at Art Miami 2013 (an entire booth was dedicated to their work) marks an exciting benchmark for BJ and Richeille whose photographic expeditions have spanned the globe. The Formentos were a top finalist in Vogue’s New Exposure Competition 2012, working with Bottega Venetta and Red Digital Camera. A solo exhibition opened in November 2012 to rave reviews at London’s Society Club. They were featured in Vogue Italia’s Corso Como Gallery, Milan in 2012 and 2013. 2013 kicked off in New York City at Edelman Arts and Traffic Art Space, which ran in tandem with an exhibition at Wonderground Studios. Robert Klein Gallery presented their work at Photo Paris 2013 and Fahey Klein just signed them for west coast representation and will exhibit The Japan Diaries in July 2014. Most notably, the Formentos celebrated the release of their first art tome, Circumstance, published by YK Editions in September 2013. The book is accompanied by a short documentary on their work shown throughout the early fall of 2013 at the Pompidou Museum. 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 Eugene Richards and Arnold Newman. Richeille Formento was born in London and attended Central St. Martins College of Art before working as an art director and designer in the fashion industry.