Friday, October 23, 2009

Wilson Bentley

If you like snowflakes, and science, and photography you'll love Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley. He's responsible for the discovery that no two snowflakes are alike, and was the first person to photograph a snowflake. He was was an American farmer and snow crystal photomicrographer, who during his lifetime captured some 5000 snow crystal images. They can be seen is his book Snow Crystals

I like the idea of that they're all unique, but also that they won't last. That they are fleeting beauties.

“Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated.”

“When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.”

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