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The Lost Babes of Transnistria

Photographers Jeremy and Nicolas navigate through the streets of Transnistria's capital, Tiraspol, capturing the most fetching ladies to never grace the pages of your favorite streetstyle blog.

by Jeremy Suyker and Nicolas Leblanc
Aug 22 2012, 4:30pm

Jeremy Suyker and Nicolas Leblanc are two French photographers whose work takes them to faraway places, while the rest of us sit in our cubicles, molding perfectly outlined butt-prints into the seats of our faux-leather chairs.

For their latest photo adventure, they traveled to Transnistria, a nascent republic wedged between Ukraine and Moldova that is heavily subsidized with questionable funds from Russia. The breakaway state has its share of unsettled geopolitics—including the fact that much of the international community doesn't recognize it as a sovereign nation.

Oh well, this photo series is not about Transnistria's identity crisis—it's about babes. In this selection, Jeremy and Nicolas navigate streets of Transnistria's capital, Tiraspol, capturing the most fetching ladies to never grace the pages of your favorite street style blog. They're caught at daytime ceremonies, nighttime foam raves, and even walking their horses.

For a country whose currency and passports aren't recognized abroad, even the haughtiest international political dignitaries would have to concede that the women of Transnistria are total knock-outs.

Words by Xavier Aaronson, founder of Babes at the Museum.

Jeremy Suyker

Jeremy Suyker

Jeremy Suyker

Jeremy Suyker

Jeremy Suyker

Jeremy Suyker

Nicolas Leblanc

Nicolas Leblanc

Nicolas Leblanc

Nicolas Leblanc