Just a few months ago, as I was preparing the details for a new portrait project that I wanted to make, I needed a new premium lens, capable of resolving the power of the high quality sensor of my camera to create the project, and nearly at that time Tokina announced the new Opera 50mm F/1.4 premium lens and as you understand, I was very excited !

My goal for this project was to create a series of portraits that look like statues while also retaining some form of realism as persons, and I wanted to achieve the result by combining the use of studio lights, posing, some elastic fabrics, and make-up to practically create the effect of statues.

More info and further details about the project can be found here : Shadows Of Opera