Macro photography is more than just close-up images—the technique offers a new perspective on the world, revealing the tiny and often overlooked details of the photographer's subject. Canadian photographer Don Komarechka explores nature through his macro camera lens, revealing water droplets as miniature works of art. “All of these images are like little sculptures,” Komarechka tells My Modern Met. “Very temporary, and only become beautiful when seen from the right perspective.”
Each image from Komarechka’s droplet series shows little spheres of water dotted across petals and flower stems. Through experimenting with perspective, the photographer’s stunning photos reveal how the flowers are reflected in the droplets' surface. Although liquid, each globule looks like a floral glass paperweight or snow globe. “I've always considered the essence of good photography to be the combination of both art and science; the deep you wave that mesh, the more magical the results will be,” says Komarechka. “Water droplet refraction photography is the epitome of that statement.”
Insects are often captured perched next to and among the delicate droplets, further visualizing how fragile these moments in nature are. Komarechka immortalizes these fleeting moments in his photos, snapping his shot right before an insect bursts the droplets, or they fall to the floor. He says, “Photography comes in as a secondary element to document the tiny sculptures before the water evaporates and the magic is gone.”
Scroll down to check out Komarechka’s stunning macro photography and see more from his portfolio on his website.