Harley Weir studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins before embarking on a career as a fashion photographer, moving back and forth between personal projects and commercial work with ease. Weir’s aesthetic in both her photography and film work references historical precedents and contemporary portraiture and revels in a candid naturalism. Her strikingly organic compositions seem to be made out of the same colour and textures as an Egon Schiele painting. Her photographs are mysterious and unguarded, and there is something personal and pure about the way that she captures her subjects. Weir is a self-taught photographer, working with both analogue and digital techniques and enjoying the opportunities for experimentation offered by the darkroom and in post-production. Magazines that have featured her work include POP, AnOther Magazine, Australian Vogue, i-D and Dazed and Confused.
"Beauty is so subjective, it’s anything that moves me and I think those things are especially moving if I cant explain why. Enjoying a sunset for example is a bizarre pleasure that only humans seem to appreciate and that makes it so mysterious and so intellectual." - Harley Weir