Once the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the American rock group The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed has to this day continued to be influential within the music industry as both a solo artist and collaborator. While many dedicated fans know of his contributions to music, others may not know of his growing portfolio of experimental photographs, much of which is showcased in a new book called Rimes Rhymes. The book, recently published by French publisher Éditions Photosynthèses, features over 300 photographs by Reed along with text by Bernard Comment.
Photographers Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven make up the Ukrainian creative duo known as Synchrodogs. Constantly experimenting, the photographers often use budget cameras to shoot their subjects in a variety of unusual poses and unlikely situations. At times, the pair pose for their own imaginative photographs, giving them complete creative control over the staging and modeling of each shoot. The images that emerge from their experimentations are often unexpected and always memorable.