The Art of Snowflakes

The Mysteries of the Macro Universe

When I first saw Don Komarechka’s work I felt like I was seeing something special, something I had never seen before. I finally met Don on an episode on the parent TWiP podcast on 2016, and to hear him explain his process was amazing. Part photography, part science experiment. Then the hard part happened…. trying to explain what he photographs my friends. People actually didn’t believe me. Let me explain…

Don Komarechka is a nature, macro and landscape photographer located in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. From auroras to pollen, insects to infrared, much of Don’s photographic adventures reveal a deeper understanding of how the universe works. Exploring the world that we cannot see with our own eyes has been a common thread in Don’s career as a professional photographer. Always science-minded but never formally trained, Don uses photography as a way to explore and understand the world around him. Photographing something unusual or unknown is the perfect excuse to learn something new. Don’s work often pushes up against the technical limitations of modern camera equipment and the physical limitations of light itself.

So how could someone see his work and then still not believe it’s “real”? While he does photograph many different subjects, Don Komarechka photographs snowflakes, actually real snowflakes! I have lost a good chunk of my day before browsing his snowflake gallery. These images are breathtaking.

Join Don Komarechka and me as we dive deep into a world you can’t see with the naked eye. It’s extreme macro photography on this episode of Behind the Shot.

Connect with Don

Snowflake Portfolio: skycrystals.ca
Full Portfolio: donkom.ca
Workshops: donkom.ca/workshops
Facebook: @donkomphoto
Instagram: @donkomphoto
Twitter: @donkom
Flickr: @donkom

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