Wilson A. Bentley - photographing snowflakes

Wilson A. Bentley / Wilson Alwyn Bentley

September 19, 2013

Wilson Alwyn "Snowflake" Bentley, born in 1865, in Jericho, Vermont, USA, is one of the first known photographers of snowflakes. He perfected a process of catching flakes on black velvet in such a way that their images could be captured before they either melted or sublimated.