This beautiful coat was made from the finest leather I’ve ever felt. Not wanting to use a model I walked every room in the house searching for a way to photograph it.
One of the rooms had an old chandelier chain which I used as a hanger. The coat however looked heavy and bleak, far from the impression I was trying to give. I was using a bellows plate camera, so I swiveled the focal plains and with a change of focus the coat seemed to magically float in the room. It was as though it was lifted from the floor which added a surreal quality.