Fashion Eye Ukraine
Synchrodogs can often be found exploring the Ukrainian Carpathians on motorbike, producing work that offers a fresh perspective on the relationship between human beings and nature. Through landscapes, dance and performance, they condemn deforestation and call attention to the plight of endangered species. Theirs is an original vision populated by both dreams and nature, a land-art project that ventures into nude photography. Roman Noven and Tania Shcheglova form the duo Synchrodogs and live in Ivano-Frankivsk, a small city about 600 km (370 miles) from Kiev at the edge of the Carpathians. As artists who see their existence as an odyssey, they have traversed the American West, Portugal, Iceland and Sri Lanka. However, it is in the Carpathians that they feel most at home. Developing a practice that melds aspects of documentary photography with a more conceptual approach, all while maintaining a strong presence in the world of fashion, they are sought out by both influential magazines and independent music labels. Inspired by the House's travel heritage, the Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye collection evokes cities, regions or countries through the eyes of fashion photographers, from emerging talents to industry legends. Each title in the series features an extensive selection of large-format photographs, together with biographical information and an interview with the photographer or a critical essay. After Louis Vuitton City Guides and Travel Books, this third collection presents travel photography with a fashion perspective, as the chosen photographers all infuse their images of great cities, faraway places or dream destinations with their unique vision.