Secret Confessions: Formento x Pastor

Addicted Art Gallery
4 min readNov 1, 2022

“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…

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