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This dynamic husband-wife team have made an art of their unique strain of fashion photography. Excluding an eerie sensuality combined with a narrative cinematic sensibility, the ambiguous nature of the characters and scenarios remind us of David Lynch and Hopperesque landscapes. They couldn’t have landed in the photographic landscape at a more opportune moment. With the enormous interest in their work–success is eminent.
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.
2012 was a breakthrough 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 have included their work in PhotoVogue in the last two consecutive years singling them out of thousands of candidates. A solo exhibition opened in November to rave reviews at London’s Society Club Soho and in the spring Yellowkorner Gallery has featured their work in a solo exhibitions across Europe starting in Paris, London, Berlin, Stuttgart and Dusseldorf. Their work also been exhibited in New York at Traffic Art Space and Edelman Arts Gallery in February 2013. The most notable event this year is the publication of their first coffee table book by YellowKorner, as well as a film on them to promote the book which has been shown at the Pompidou in Paris.
Stay tuned—The best is yet to come! Soon to be announced, several major photographic galleries will present their work in solo exhibitions and at Photo Paris this year, as well as their official launch into the artworld’s mainstream at Art Miami where an entire booth will be decidated to their work. That’s what we call a passionate responce to the work.
BJ Formento was born in Hawaii and grew up in the Philippines. After receiving his BFA in Photography from the Academy of Arts University 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. 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.
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