A film about the photographer Igor Palmina. The film includes photographs taken by I. Palmin in different years, including photographs by artist A. Zverev, photograph of B. Akhmadulina with A. Tsvetaeva. I. Palmin talks about his work, his life, about his friends, Moscow artists (synchronously and behind the scenes). Moscow city. View and panorama of the city from the top point. A young man plays the oboe in an underpass. A girl on the steps of an underpass waiting for a meeting. Traffic and pedestrian traffic on busy streets in the city center. Buildings and fence of one of the monasteries. Melnikov's house. Residential buildings and mansions of the early 20th century, built in the Art Nouveau style. The building of the cinema "Udarnik". I. Palmin walks through the streets, chooses a location for shooting, takes pictures of one of the houses, works in a darkroom. Interiors of I. Palmin's apartment. Young artists in the studio. A woman art critic talks about the fate of Moscow artists, about art (synchronously and behind the scenes). A jazz ensemble is playing (synchronously and off-screen).