Harley Weir is a UK-based artist and an extraordinary talent. Her work is bold and unreserved, that’s how she became the most in-demand young photographer in the UK fashion. Weir studied Fine Art and taught herself photography, using Flickr to showcase her work.
“Many, many things drive me but I often feel quite simply that photography is one of the very few paths that can keep my attention.”
Her images are intimate and effortlessly sexy, often featuring naked bodies, parts of pubic hair or red lips. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2010, and has done stunning editorial work for publications like AnOther Magazine, Australian Vogue, i-D and Dazed and Confused, British Vogue. Harley also worked with Stella McCarteney, and maybe because there is something very personal and pure about the way she captures her models.
“A lot of my work is about exaggerating those mundane elements in life, making them beautiful and so allowing people to take notice. In this story I wanted to hold up a mirror to the grotesqueness of young desire.”
All images (c) Harley Weir
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