Creating is part of a process by Formento 2

The shoot at the famous Cinecitta Studio Rome Italy, where Frederico Fellini created most of his movies was a commission from the studio itself. They wanted us to create a short film showcasing the location. In between takes, I would get my camera out and create stills. Not knowing that Smoking Nun will be one of our most iconic images.

From the contact sheet you can see only 15 images where taken until we had to go back on the commercial set. It is obvious that all the planets lined up for the winning shot.

We like to create work that provides an opportunity for conversation, it's a 50/50 relationship between us and the viewer. We hope to create our own brief moments of suspension of disbelief.
To fall in love with photography is one thing.  To fall in love while creating photographs is a whole other thing, and both happened to us.  I believe beauty is what happens when people who care about each other make thing together.  Richeille is an art director who came to Miami in 2015 and hired me to come out from NYC to shoot a few assignments for her company.  We clicked immediately both on and off set.  I like to say "Richeille is in the details and BJ is in the atmosphere"  So although we started together working in the commercial world, we are able to bring that kind of attention to detail, the glamour of hair and make-up, the timelessness of the styling with a feline like precision to every dissimilitude.  Bringing deliberate quality, orchestrating ambiance that lulls you into a cradle of the uncanny and perverse.
Our photographic series starts with dialogues during afternoon walks, from late evening bed talks to waking moments of the morning.  Most of our work is done on location, so there is tons of research that takes place in the studio here in Connecticut (about 20 miles from NYC).  We bring our baggage to set and but also rely heavily on our subjects baggage.  That alchemy is what makes our photography a success.  We normally spend 2-3 years on a series and pretty much do everything ourselves.  We like this control from beginning to end.  We start with the idea and try to show what is unphotographable, feelings, emotions, spiritual psychological and erotic.
And although we started together working in the commercial world, we are able to bring that kind of attention to detail, the glamour of hair and make-up, the timelessness of the styling with a feline like precision to every dissimilitude.  Bringin deliberate quality, orchestrating ambiance that lulls you into a cradle of the uncanny and perverse with poetic dimension.



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