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.