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Courtney Eldridge

Featured Artists: Synchrodogs

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Names: Synchrodogs (Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven)

Ages: 22 and 27

Hometown: Ivano-Frankivsk, St. Petersburg
Current town: Western Ukraine

Film and/or Digital: film
First camera: Zenit, Zenit
Current camera: Contax G1, Contax G2

How long have you been taking photographs?
5 years in general, 3 together.

How did you two start working together?
Started dating.

What was your personal photography like before you met and started working together?
Hmm . . . it was quite weird–Tania was taking pictures of some childish surrealistic performances, and Roman started with shooting his pretty university teachers.

Thoughts about first images ever taken together, describe them?
Sweet like all the beauty pics.

What do you see when you look at your work now?
That we are tired of seeing it.

What do you hope others will see, if anything? Their experience?
Hope they will be puzzled.

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What do you look for in an image? What makes a great photograph for you?
The picture should be memorable and taken by you and nobody else before.

Favorite artists?
Viviane Sassen since today.

Favorite authors?
None, though the last good book we read was The Holy Bible.

Favorite places online?
DIS Magazine.

Young photographers who most inspire you now?
Bruno Zhu.

What do you admire about Zhu and Sassen’s work?
Bruno because he sees things closer than we are used to, and Viviane as she has shown Africa from the other angle, you feel amused seeing it, not sorry for anything, and not shocked by the level of life, just amused.

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Where do you want to take your photography, or vice versa?
Peru and Iceland.

Artists’ Playlist:
JockTalk, Be the Champ
The Weekend, The Morning (Dolor Remix)
CANiCOOL, KANIKULY KOGDA HOCHU
Active Child, You Are All I See (Dose Remix)
lo seen, another day
Emika, Professional Loving (DJ Rashad & DJ BMT Remix)
Hype Williams, Ooovrrr
Holy Other, Touch (Tri Angle 2011)
SLEEP ∞ OVER, Casual Diamond
ASAP Rocky, Bass (Prod. By Clams Casino)
Clams Casino, I’m God
Hype Williams, break4love
Stoned Boys, Whirlpool
Gang Gang Dance. House Jam.
An edited version (what’s available on YouTube) here: Featured Artists: Synchrodogs

Last question. What’s been the biggest lesson about working in collaboration?
Speak up when you have a crappy idea to talk it over and make a good idea out of it.

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Artists’ link: Synchrodogs.com