In case you missed it: Where is the camera in this creative selfie by Russian photographer Alex Sovertkov?

Take a close look at this self-portrait created by Russian advertising photographer and retoucher Alex Sovertkov. How would you go about capturing this photo with a camera? Well, the answer is: you can’t. At least not within a single frame. But, that didn’t stop Alex from creating this Escher-like portrait by capturing plates and compositing the images together.

Here’s the full portrait, and the six images that make up the final composite:

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Incredible results, right?

Bonus trivia: In a way, Alex’s portrait reminds us of Dutch painter Jan van Eyck‘s Arnolfini Portrait, which features the opposite effect of actually including the artist in a reflection:

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Photographs shared under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial licence.

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