“The captivating tableaus exude a sense of tension, melancholy, and a quiet unease. Each image from Japan Diaries exists as if it were a still taken from a noir Japanese film, each solitary figure yearning for something unknown.” Glenn O’Brien wrote of the Formento’s series Japan Diaries. In winter of 2018, BJ and Richeille returned to Japan but this time focused on channeling the artists Hokusai and Hiroshige and asked the question of what Mt. Fuji means to them. “We consider Japan our spirit place and are always yearning to come back and go deeper in our exploration of the culture and the landscape. This new work...
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