July 27, 2014

ARTIST: Formento+Formento - Japan Diaries

Formento + Formento - Japan Diaries
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Current Exhibition: JapanDiaries @ Fahey/Klein Gallery
148 North La Brea, Los Angeles, CA
between First Street and Beverly Boulevard
Phone: (323) 934-2250 
July 24 - August 31, 2104
Haiku Art Review: Japan Diaries by Yellowmenace
Passive AZNettes
Pretty package tied w/ rope
Slanted eyes = soul less
   Richeille Formento, a former graphic designer, styles and art directs the pictures, while her husband BJ Formento lights and photographs them.

   Everything begins with BJ's photography, in the frozen instant that will never return; and ends in Richeille's creative direction, in her slow, reflective, patient composition.
   BJ moved to NYC 1999 and assisted Richard Avedon, Mary Ellen Mark, Annie Leibovitz and studied under Eugene Richards and Arnold Newman. Since 2001, he has set out on his own and has shot for numerous magazines and advertising clients as well as continued to mature in his personal work.
   Richeille worked as an art director and designer within the fashion industry, working for a large umbrella company responsible for visually communicating new season looks on all graphic works and brands like Calvin Klein, Diesel, DKNY and various other independent fashion labels.
   The two met on a job in 2005 and got married 3 months later. Since then they have started a photo library called Eyecandy Images which is distributed worldwide. They continue to grow and foster their love for photography both in the commercial and fine art world.
   Richeille Formento
   1975 Richeille born, London UK
   1996-1998 Central St Martins College of Art, BA hons Graphic Design
   BJ Formento
   1964 BJ born, Honolulu, Hawaii, Filipino descent   -
   1982-1986 Academy of Arts University, California, BFA in Photography
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