Public Works presents Synchrodogs, an installation of photography from Ukrainian artists Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven, two artistic and life partners pushing the boundaries between commercial, fashion and fine art. The pair, known by the moniker “Synchrodogs,” sandwich the camera lens, shooting analog photographs of their bodies immersed in the landscapes, raw materials and synthetic by-products of the Ukrainian countryside.
Their work is both a reflection of their environment and their perception of it, a photographic style that is an attempt to crystalize the dark, fantastical tableaus they build from at-hand cultural artifacts. Limbs skew at strange angles, legs fold defensively, fur is faux, tattoos are temporary, bodies are exposed.
With their approach of unaltered self-presentation, Synchrodogs create an Eastern European aesthetic that’s visceral, bizarre, and shaped by fashion photography. Synchrodogs’ work includes commissioned shoots for Harper’s Bazaar Ukraine, Urban Outfitters and Hello Glasses, and editorial features in Dazed DIGITAL, VICE USA, Disturber Magazine, Neon Magazine and Autre. Synchrodogs have exhibited work in LA (USA), Copenhagen (Denmark), Melbourne (Australia) and London (UK).