Striking Photos of Symmetry Found Within Architecture

For Moscow-based photographer Sasha Levin, beauty in the world is found through symmetry. His Instagram account (@sashalevin) features monumental images with strong compositional lines made by architecture. Levin skillfully frames his shots with figures that are surrounded by a trail of arches, concrete beams, and elaborate facades.

The mirroring that Levin sees around him creates a visual funnel that highlights the person appearing in his photos. He explains to the Instagram blog, “My eyes always spot people in the background. It's allowed me to show dynamic life in a static frame.” Among the impressive architectural elements, these pictures might give you the feeling that the subject is on some sort of mission, or even an undercover superhero. Levin's beautifully-shot images highlight how something as simple as symmetry can completely alter how we perceive a photograph.

Sasha Levin Instagram
via [Instagram blog]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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