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Crystal close-ups: discover Russia’s top snowflake photographer

Crystal close-ups: discover Russia's top snowflake photographer
A snowflake image captured by Alexey Kljatov

18 December 2017

Muscovite Alexey Kljatov has carved himself a niche as the world’s premiere snowflake photographer. Using a homemade rig, with a Soviet-made lens taped onto the front of his Canon Powershot, Kljatov captures unique images of delicate snowflakes which fall onto his balcony.

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The delicate shapes land on a glass sheet or woolen blanket, where they are gently guided into position using a toothpick.

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His work has already been featured in tens of articles, books, and even on the cover of albums and LPs.

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To see more of Alexey’s work, click here.