for Art MiamiChristian Roth
Art Miami 2014 – starting on December 2 – marks another exciting year for BJ and Richeille Formento, the dynamic husband/wife team, whose photographic expeditions have spanned the globe. As they continue to forge their success in 2014 with solo exhibits at Fahey Klein in Los Angeles and Robert Klein in Boston. Recently, the Formentos – represented by Traffic NYC’s Michelle Edelman – celebrated the release of their first art tome, Circumstance, published by YK Editions, accompanied by a short documentary on their work shown at the Pompidou Museum in Paris. Placing their impeccably styled models in the midst of the city, the fading, dreary shop fronts and classic cars, which are reminiscent of the 1950’s, always tell a new story. Using light to great effect, their subjects often appear to rise up out of the crumbling scenery. To greet them in the ‘city of the future’, we share today one of our favorite Formento + Formento images – never published before – Jennifer McManis in Christian Roth “Flash Back” handcrafted acetate Sunnies.