Russian amateur photographer Alexey Kljatov has managed to capture unearthly pictures of snowflakes via Cold War-era photography gear and duct tape. Kljatov proves that stunning imagery can actually be captured with what most people would consider trash.
He used the max optical zoom of his Powershot and focused it on the surface of an antique Helios 44M-5 lens salvaged from a Soviet-era Zenit camera. Once that was set into gear he locked down the setup using a wooden board, screws, a black plastic bag, and plenty of duct tape to name a few. All he uses to capture these flakes is literally all of the items you’d find in the garbage.
“When snowflakes fall on the glass, I put this tube with camera over a snowflake and shoot with a two second delay so I can remove hands from camera,” says Alexey. Capturing the snowflakes didn’t go without challenge since it was difficult to isolate the fluffy flakes.
You can check out more of Kljatov’s photos over at his Flickr page. What blows my mind is that they actually look like this… LOL. Make sure to give this a share on Facebook before you go. (h/t Wired) (Photo Credits: Alexey Kljatov)