A French-Slovakian couple went on a unique quest around the world to discover the world through the people who populate it. Their journey resulted in a unique series – Around The World In 80 Styles, a visual style odyssey around the planet.

The couple believe that each person’s style tells a story of a culture. If anyone’s style called out to them, whether traditional, fashionable or eccentric, they captured it with both the setting and the person. They did this by using a wide-angle lens, which allowed them to capture both the background and the person in the foreground.

“Style-wise, each region of the world still keeps its distinctive features: the fabric, the design, the motif, the cut – all these style elements portray a culture and how, for instance, it has been shaped throughout history by foreign influences,” they write about their quest.

Glance through what they recorded in the pictures below and follow the them on Instagram for more. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite here.

(h/t: BoredPanda)

#1 Gloria, 'Professional Cigar Smoker'. La Habana, Cuba

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#2 Chan And Lili, Having A Drink. Hanoi, Vietnam

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#3 Noho And Clement, Cousins And Tourist Guides. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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#4 Matumoto Kousuke, Student. Shibuyia Crossing, Tokyo, Japan

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#5 Akihiko, Daisuke And Hiroki. Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan

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#6 Lydia, Ready For The School Ball (No Parents Allowed!). Uyuni, Bolivia

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#7 Jorge, Livestock Farmer At His Estancia. Olavarría, Argentina

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#8 Kori, The Most Photogenic Fake Authentic Tribal Child. Puerto Maldonado, Peru

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#9 Maria, Villager In Her Everyday Clothes. Pinchollo, Colca Canyon, Peru

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#10 Kanitha, Student At Happy Chandara. Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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#11 Carmen, 'La Quinceñera'. La Habana, Cuba

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#12 Wui Bing, Buddhist Monk And Guardian Of The Temple. Yungang Grottoes, China

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#13 Naomi, Heils Taxis For Clients Of The Hotel She Works For. Sydney, Australia

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#14 Saya, Candy Seller. Harajuku District, Tokyo, Japan

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#15 Tomisakea, Sumo Wrestler. Ryogoku, Tokyo, Japan

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#16 Annie, English Girl Tubing In Van Vieng, Laos

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#17 Ayakamay, Artist Performing ‘Mimikaki’. Tokyo, Japa

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#18 Aghata, Performance Artist, Midsumma Festival (Jan 2014). Melbourne, Australia

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#19 Kevich And Leakena, At Their Wedding. Silk Island, Cambodia

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#20 Elliott Hammond, Singer. Sydney, Autralia

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#21 Huri, Taxiboat. Rangiroa Atoll, French Polynesia, France

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#22 Khan, Camel Safari Guide In The Thar Desert. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

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#23 Suu, Owner Of A Gothic Reading Cafe. Shanghai, China

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#24 Braulia, Farmer. Titicaca Lake, Bolivia

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#25 Sam And Ken, Lifeguards. Agnes Water, Queensland, Australia

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#26 Martha, ‘Cholita’. Yampupata, Bolivia

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#27 Juan, Farmer-Turned-Tourist Guide. Viñales, Cuba

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#28 Bruno, Traveler. Isla Holbox, Mexico

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#29 Catherine, Amriitha And Sam, Opera House Bar. Sydney, Australia

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