Photographer Derek Julian investigates TEXTURES and PATTERNS with a rather dangerous technique commonly known as macro freelensing.

First, you take your lens off your camera so that rain and dust can get in.
Then, while holding your camera in one hand and your disconnected lens in the other, take a picture.
When done wrong, you break your camera.
When done right, you get this:

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