Courrèges coat

Had a bit of fun yesterday, photographing a client who wanted some shots of herself wearing her 1968 Courrèges coat, recently discovered in the wonderful new WilliamVintage boutique in Marylebone. It's a stunning piece, a searing vivid orange fabric with gigantic circular pockets and big gold buttons, so I thought we'd try to contrast it with the gritty grey concrete of the South Bank Centre, which is approximately contemporary.

To make the jacket really sing, I underexposed the (already gloomy) ambient light by two stops, and lit her with a single off camera Canon Speedlite, gelled 1/4 CTO, fired through a Lastolite Ezybox.

We took an hour or so and made about ten pictures.  Here is a selection: