by Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Saturday 23 November 2013

Who would have thought this thing we throw at our friends after a snowstorm would actually be something so beautiful? Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov captures the geometric beauty of single snowflakes and shows us the delicate and detailed world we don’t usually see. With the help of an add-on to his camera, he is able to isolate and capture with immense focus the details of the snowflake. He usually stands on his open balcony and captures snowflakes with a glass surface. He then uses an LED flashlight to illuminate the opposite side of the glass, and wool for background.

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