Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov isolates single snowflakes in order to capture the unique beauty of the delicate, icy crystals that fall to the ground during a snowstorm. The Moscow-based photographer gets quite up-close and personal to capture the geometric shapes and lines of snowflakes that often escape our everyday view.
His extensive series features a wide range of designs in the form of hexagons, triangles, branches, and even cylinders. Kljatov constructed an add-on to his camera in order to obtain the insanely close focus. He illuminates the ice with a flashlight and sets up a simple background of dark wool fabric. The intricately formed shapes are a stunning display of nature at its best.
You can learn more about his technique here.