A lens is a piece of transparent substance having two opposite surfaces that are both either curved or one curved and one plane.
In this image, I decided to substitute the normal lens for a crude form of the apparatus – a glass brick. I set up the camera in front of the brick and set it to timer. I focussed on the nearest plane of the brick to the camera and then stood around the other side and let it take my picture through the uneven surfaces and defracted light of the glass block.
I took a few images with this set up and was intrigued by the different effects and distortions that were available.