Snowflakes are inimitable, as we have always been told, and if we need proof, turn-of-the-twentieth-century photographer Wilson Bentley provides it in his exquisite black-and-white studies of the ephemeral crystals. Micro-photography of nature always reveals unsuspected alluring organized detail, yet snowflakes take the lead, just because their symmetric perfection stands against their inherent transiency.
https://flic.kr/p/9GH4KG | Untitled (Snowflake) | Artist: Wilson A. Bentley Artist Bio: American, 1865 - 1931 Creation Date: c. 1905 Process: gelatin silver photomicrograph print Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds provided by MoPA Photo Forum Accession Number: 2010.010.001
If you are unaware of Wilson Bentley and his magnificent collection of snowflake photograph's please become aware. I gave a book of his photos for Christmas a few years ago and it was probably the best gift I have ever given. So amazingly wonderful. #snowflakes #wilsonbentley