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.