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Les membres du jury du prix photo Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, académie des beaux arts, 26 octobre 2016 © Juliette Agnel
Les membres du jury du prix photo Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, académie des beaux arts, 26 octobre 2016 © Juliette Agnel

Formento & Formento wear rose-colored glasses but they are not without a critical eye,” says Robert Klein, owner of Robert Klein Gallery.

A commercial photographer and a stylist, BJ & Richeille Formento met on assignment in 2005 and were married three months later. American Beauty on Bruised Knees is an intensive project the couple started in November 2009, in the midst of the economic recession, as a means of understanding the changing face of the American Dream. Working from an Airstream trailer, Formento & Formento traveled to more than 25 states to photograph women they met online and along the way. What began as a visual story of love lost developed into a cinematic chronicle of hope, fear, passion, beauty, and defeat.
“[B]ack roads led us to ghost towns and forgotten strip malls, to abandoned churches and motels, to rotting steel mills and theatres, prisons, airports, and train stations,” says BJ. “We found women in these towns to play our heroines.” Formento & Formento have named Edward Hopper, Alfred Hitchcock, Cindy Sherman, and David Lynch as influences. Dramatically lit and styled, their work belongs to the twenty-first century but is grounded in the twentieth.

American Beauty on Bruised Knees
Formento & Formento
From May 2nd to 21st June, 2014
Robert Klein Gallery @ Ars Libri
500 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02119
United States

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Formento & Formento

BJ Formento est un photographe Américain né en 1964Richeille Formento est une Directrice Artistique Anglaise née en 1975Ils se rencontrent en 2005, et se marient 3 mois plus tard. Aujourd'hui, ils travaillent ensemble, ...

Formento+Formento : Japan Diaries

ln the "Japan Diaries", our focus is on ambiguity and eroticism in Japanese culture, as weil as capturing moments of quiet unease and melancholy. lt was spellbinding to immerse ourse Ives in this extraordinary culture that has only been open to the rest of the world since the 185...

Strange Fascination by Formento+Formento

We wanted to create luscious images that explored the ideas of misfortunes, tragedies, survival. From the everyday mundane accidents to the more dramatic and less frequent, truly newsworthy accidents. Then finally there is accidents of the heart: stabbings, beatings, murder ...