Harley Weir's Photographs Offer a Sense of Intimacy

 - Jul 14, 2014
References: harleyweir & itsnicethat
You might be familiar with Harley Weir from her editorial work for publications like Australian Vogue, Dazed and Confused, i-D and AnOther Magazine, or her high-profile fashion clients (Stella McCartney, Topshop). However, her personal portfolio proves to be equally as arresting.

Looking through Weir's images is like being let in on a secret; there's something vaguely conspiratorial and mysterious about each photo. It's like peeking behind someone's mask to see the self they are when no one else is around. There's something completely honest about the way she portrays her subjects.

Whether it's a photograph emphasizing someone's freckles, or a shot of a well-placed shadow, each image is breathtaking in a way that is impossible to articulate. Weir explains, "I just want to move someone. It doesn't really matter what emotion it is really -— whether someone’s disgusted, or it reminds them of love or anything like that. Any emotion, I would be very happy. It’s so difficult to move people."