"It's not a confession if no one reads it. It's just an unshared secret." ~ Colleen Hoover, Author
Formento & Formento are known for their romantic and stylish photographs that explore themes of love, loss, longing and the burden of memory. Utilising staged scenes and desaturated colours, the eerie sensuality of their style reveals a fascination with fiction and reality and with mood and texture, where a sense of place figures prominently. Whether they are shooting in America, Europe, Cuba, Mexico, India or Japan, they blend fervent passion for photography and film with a lasting love for one another.
Photography duo Formento & Formento
BJ was born in Hawaii and grew up in the Philippines. After attending the Academy of Arts University of California, he moved to New York, training his eye by working with esteemed photographers such as Richard Avedon, Duane Michals, Mary Ellen Mark and Annie Leibovitz. London born Richeille graduated with honours from Central St. Martins College of Art before working as an art director and designer. In 2005, BJ and Richeille met while working together in South Beach, Miami.
Quorra XXV (Kyoto, Japan), Formento & Formento, 2013
Formento & Formento's work has been exhibited worldwide and is in the permanent collections of the International Center of Photography, Moscow Museum of Arts, Currier Museum, Boca Raton Museum, Bruce Museum, Lewben Museum and Musee Des Art Decoratif Paris. They have published "Circumstance: America Down on Bruised Knees" by YK Books (2009) as well as a short film "The Voyage" shown at Cannes Film Festival 2016.
Hysteria 8 (Budapest, Hungary), Formento & Formento, 2019
Terry Pastor is an artist and printmaker. He is best known for his iconic album artwork for David Bowie's "Hunky Dory" and "Ziggy Stardust".
Artist: Terry Pastor
While these albums usually grab the headlines, in reality, this work is just one element of Terry's career. His credits include album covers for the Beach Boys, Alex Harvey, The Sweet, Carl Palmer, Soft Machine and many other artists. Terry's credits also include book covers for bestselling authors Arthur C Clark, Jeffrey Archer, Mickey Spillane, Colleen McCullough, Len Deighton, Brian Aldiss, Michael Crichton, Ed McBain and Leslie Thomas.
Left: ‘Hunky Dory’ (1971); Right: 'Ziggy Stardust' (1972)
Over the years, Terry's work has won him many accolades, including two prestigious Art Director of America awards and a Playboy magazine award. His paintings feature in private collections worldwide, including Roman Polanski and Roman Ford Coppola. Over the past ten years, Terry has worked mainly using digital media.
Airbrush illustration commissioned by Gollancz Books for Arthur C Clark's 'Imperial Earth' (1992)
Terry's work also incorporates traditional airbrush techniques, especially when collaborating with other artists and photographers. His client list includes Homme magazine, Dutch designers and art collective "The Fool", Simon Posthuma and Marijke Koger. Also included in the long list of clients is British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith; and a collaboration with photographer Glen Luchford in America for the Gucci Spring campaign.
Jet Robot, Terry Pastor
The Formento x Pastor collaboration is a marvellous marriage between Terry Pastor's pop art and the romantic and otherworldly photography of Formento & Formento.
Secret Confessions: Formento x Pastor
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Starry Night, 2020
Super Crush, 2020
Strange Worlds, 2020
Butterfly Suicide, 2020
Love Death Robot, 2020
Join us in the confessional for a marvellous journey where photography meets pop art.
Date: 31 October, 2022 - 31 January, 2023
Time: At Your Leisure
Place: Wherever you are
Bring: Popcorn, chocolate, cocktails
Where: 3D Gallery 👉 Secret Confessions: Formento x Pastor