The Limited Collector’s Edition of Sky Crystals is a custom leatherbound book limited to 25 copies.
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.
Release: August 12, 2014
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.
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.
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.