Moments of Solitude Portrayed Through a Picture Within a Picture


Instagram user Maksim Zavialov takes pictures of pictures in an interesting juxtaposition of photography techniques. The resident of Khabarovsk, Russia, first captures a scene with Polaroid instant film and then holds up the exposure to snap an iPhone photo of the print surrounded by the real-life scene.

His careful positioning of the print within the iPhone frame creates an offbeat sense of depth, almost as if the viewer is looking at the scene through a telescope. Zavialov chose to chronicle his series through his Instagram account @mzavialov using the hashtag #timethroughphoto, a nod to his interest in capturing themes of time and place. “Even in the same place, something new is always happening,” says Zavialov.

zavialov8 zavialov9 zavialov7 zavialov6 zavialov5 zavialov4 zavialov3 zavialov2

Maskim Zavialov: Instagram
via [Instagram Blog]

Become a
My Modern Met Member
As a member, you'll join us in our effort to support the arts.
Become a Member
Explore member benefits

Sponsored Content