These images are the work of an early 20th century American photographer called Wilson Bentley and the artist is …
They are just a few of the 5000 plus photomicrographs that Bentley took over his lifetime.
Carl Hammer, of Chicago’s Carl Hammer Gallery has managed to collect 28 of the breathtaking, surviving images for an exhibition which is currently running
The Daily Beast’s Jamie Etkin, reports: Bentley’s mother was a teacher and she bought him his first microscope, and at 17, with a Bellows camera, he set about documenting snowflakes, earning himself the nickname, “Snowflake,” as a result of his life-long passion.
“Every snowflake has an infinite beauty which is enhanced by knowledge that the investigator will, in all probability, never find another exactly like it,” Bentley wrote in Popular Mechanics of his infatuation.
The images went for over $4000 each.
Cheap at the price, for something so unique, don’t you think?