When I was working at a large studio in the late 1990s, we would occasionally have a lull in the workload which gave us the opportunity to play with lenses or techniques that we didn’t otherwise get to use much in our day to day assignments.
Probably the coolest thing about that place was its two level prop room. I was always told that it was the second largest studio prop room on the east coast. It certainly has a few thousand square feet of props and whenever I wanted to experiment that’s where I would go first.
This image was created simply to experiment with the camera, see what kind of depth of field the lens could produce and have a pretty image to show and say “look what I did”. Those were the days.
This image is probably from 1998. I believe it was shot on a Mamiya RZ67 II with Kodak EPP.