Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Book / Fine Art

Washed As White As Snow

  • Photographer
    Melissa Robertson
  • Agency / Studio
    Melissa N. Robertson Photo

With the use of real-life snowflakes, I am able to illustrate the story of the Good News of Jesus Christ. The story goes through the creation of life, the first sin of mankind, the saving grace of Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection, and our hope in eternity in Heaven with Jesus. The Bible says that when we believe in Jesus, our souls are washed as white as snow. This journey of God's redeeming love for us is being walked through by some of the smallest, most beautiful pieces of creation-snowflakes.

I have enjoyed taking pictures all my life. In 2018, I captured a snowflake that looked like a flower. The snowflakes inspired me to pursue macro photography. I have spent a lot of time, night and day, capturing the beauty and tiny details of the smallest flakes that land within my yard, trees, deck, and space around. My desire is to share the beauty of this piece of nature with the world. My photographs have become illustrations in my new book series, Washed as White as Snow, released in 2019. I still enjoy all photography because I can remember passing moments for years to come.