Nature forms objects in a most instinctive way.  Shapes follow unpaved paths and are constrained by unseen obstacles, not conforming with classic man-made design.  These organic formations can be deconstructed into scientific formula with unyieldingly frightening but impressive equation, yet not easily re-constructed to a consistent natural state.  The apparent randomness of the natural form is what make it attractive.

From the outset it was all very simple.  Construct what is effectively an upscaled microscope using a sheet of glass as the specimen slide, a supply of steam to generate condensation on the underside of the glass to form what would become the secondary lens (the camera being the primary lens).  This would form an unpredictable amount of parabolic shaped natural lenses on the underside of the glass, in turn creating the medium I would shoot through.  All very simple, yet complex at the same time.

When I first considered my natural lens experiment I underestimated the technical challenges it would bring.  Trying to control the lens formations was not possible, it would be different every time.  Forming lenses that made for interesting results took time, perseverance and patience.  The outcome of the shots were not always as expected with the subject often being obscured beyond recognition in the process.