Sky Crystals Leatherbound Collector’s Edition


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The Limited Collector’s Edition of Sky Crystals is a custom leatherbound book limited to 25 copies.

The book features a silver foil details on the cover, spine and page edges and, and included a sewn-in ribbon bookmark. Shimmering endpages and attention to detail make this book one of the finest productions a collector can enjoy. The highest quality soft black leather covers the book, which includes an extended gallery of snowflake images exclusive to this edition of Sky Crystals.

The book is protected by a hard clamshell case custom designed for this book. An embossed snowflake logo adorns the outside of the box, and a unique snowflake inlay lines the inside. Each copy of the book contains a different inlay, making each copy unique. The outer box contains no details aside from the embossed snowflake emblem, keeping the contents a curious mystery until the box is opened.

Autographed Limited Edition
Release: August 12, 2014

9″x9″ size
Leatherbound Hardcover
320 pages

The culmination of years of photography and study of snowflakes, this 320-page hardcover book will detail the science, photography and techniques, and even delve into why we find snowflakes beautiful.

The book contains all of my snowflake images, and will detail every photographic and editing technique used in their creation – and I encourage you to try it for yourself! The book also contains all of the science and physics of snowflakes that I can share without personally having a degree in molecular dynamics. I’ll keep the explanations easy to understand and graphic, but the science is fascinating and there are still many unanswered questions.

Why Snowflakes?

Snowflakes: These tiny creations of winter have been a curiosity during most childhoods spent in Canada. As I grew up, I became less and less interested in these “trivial” curiosities, and only recently reconnected with them through the lens of my camera. As with most macro subjects, when photographing snowflakes there are many “what the heck is that?” moments as something mysterious is captured, and that childhood curiosity is reborn.

Using a steady hand, an old mitten, and freshly falling snow, you can produce an image worthy of sparking that childhood wonder in even the most jaded onlookers. Some people don’t believe my images are real, and that’s when I know I’ve created something worth talking about. Of course, some people simply think I’m crazy watching me take pictures of an old mitten in a snow storm.

Standing in frigid temperatures a meter away from comfort and warmth can be a daunting task. Using macro equipment that gives you incredibly little focus, it can be hard to even find a snowflake in the viewfinder. Freezing hands and shivering arms can make the situation worse. However, once you’ve got your first snowflake, you’ll smile at every snowfall from then on. But until you succeed, people will think you’re crazy for trying.

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