Tuesday, January 18


Wilson Alwyn Bentley
Photographed his first snowflake in January 1885 after unsuccessfully trying to draw what he saw through the microscope (they would melt before he had a chance to finish). In his lifetime, he captured more than 5,000 individual snowflakes on camera- of which, he declared, "no two snowflakes are alike".

Karl Blossfeldt, 1865
Like Bentley, Blossfeldt brought a highly objective eye to his artistic work. His pictures were published in contemporary botany publications while at the same time influencing many architects and decorative artists of his time- referencing Blossfeldt's forms on scales as small as ornamental ironwork and as large as the shapes of entire buildings.

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