Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley (1865 – 1931) is one of the first known photographers of snowflakes. He perfected a process of catching flakes on black velvet in such a way that their images could be captured before they either melted or sublimated. He first became interested in snow crystals as a teenager on his family farm. He tried to draw what…
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- James Hedderly (1815 – 1885) was a painter and signwriter until the mid-1860s, when he became a photographer. He lived…
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