Mystifying Sci-Fi Photography

There is nothing more mystifying than the blank stare from a person you don't know. Just ask photographer Egor Shapovalov who's known for creating mesmerizing atmospheres around his sullen subjects.

The young photographer, who is currently based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, utilizes several techniques that heighten his imagery such as his single color scheme per frame. This adds a different emotion to each respective photo. He also primarily features one subject in each image. This tactic combined with the airy composition elevates the loneliness and intimacy all at once.

Shapovalov plays with the dichotomy between loneliness and intimacy throughout his portfolio. Some shots are far away, some up close, yet they both evoke a sense of solitude and it's as though the subject is lost in a far away land. Even in a crowd, each character seems dazed and in his own world. Shapovalov's photography is a sci-fi fantasy where the people are unsure of where they are. Now, whether there are others like them..I just got chills!

Egor Shapovalov's website and deviantART


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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