These Close Up Snowflakes Were Captured Using a Homemade Device

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov captures these incredible close-up snowflakes using a homemade camera rig. Macro photography often requires expensive specialized materials, so this artist was inspired to create his own homemade rig, which was capable of capturing these zoomed-in shots. He used old camera parts, boards, tape and screws and you won’t be able to tell the difference when you see the pictures.

Each snowflake has its own beautiful design, each unique from the other. No design is ever repeated and it is truly an inspiring thought. Kljatov used specific techniques to capture these close up snowflakes and they are outlined on his blog. The snowflakes look so enchanting and magical and it is quite surprising that they were captured without any special equipment.