Sergey Kichigin's photographic experiments were inspired by the American photographer and scientist Kenneth Libbrecht who published an illustrated field guide to snowflakes. Having found all the necessary equipment, Sergey Kichigin, too, began creating high-resolution shots of these unique ice crystals.
Snowflakes turned out to be rather demanding models. First they have to be caught on a glass surface, then transferred to a prepared cold room where the photo shoot can begin. The weather is also very important. Successfully tackling all these technical issues, over several years the Vologda-based photographer created one of the world's largest collections of snowflake photographs. These were showcased in three solo exhibitions, contended in and won a number of national and international competitions (National Geographic, Michael The Maven Photography Contest, Nikon Small World (USA), The Photographic Angle (UK), to name just a few).
Materials by Erarta.