Moscow based photographer Alexey Kljatov mainly focuses on macro photography of natural snowflakes. After 6 years of mastering different techniques, he is capable of capturing sumptuous shots that’ll leave you pondering… “How can this possibly be real?!” Using a very inexpensive homemade setup, Kljatov capture snowflakes in two modes – on a glass sheet with LED backlight and diffusor, or on a dark opaque background (woolen fabric) with only the natural light of a cloudy sky. The results are amazingly detailed and no two snowflakes are alike.
The core – medium size snowflake, around 4 mm
Hex appeal – simple hexagonal plate, around 1.5 mm
Alien’s data disk – simple hexagonal plate, around 2mm
Almost triangle – slightly melted small snowflake, around 2mm
Web – under 2mm
Ornate pattern – medium size snowflake, 3 or 4 mm in diameter
The following are examples of unprocessed shots.