Harley Weir shoots advertising campaigns and lookbooks for major labels including Balenciaga, Céline, Stella McCartney and Jacquemus. She is known for her youth-focused fashion photography which challenges traditional attitudes to the female gaze through the intimacy of her images. Weir has an eye for the human form, her work often focuses in on specific body parts or features.
Weir has shot covers for POP, Self Service and Wallpaper magazines. Despite being a relative newcomer, Weir’s fashion editorials have been featured in AnOther Magazine, British Vogue, CR Fashion Book, Dazed and Confused, i-D and Arena Homme+.
She graduated from Central St Martins College of Art and Design with a BA in Fine Art in 2010. It was here that Weir taught herself photography, experimenting with film and collage. Weir has said that her primary goal is to move people. “It doesn’t really matter what emotion it is really... It’s so difficult to move people,” she told Bullet magazine.
When she is not shooting fashion editorials and campaigns, Weir travels to conflict zones such as Israel’s West Bank to take portraits and landscapes. “People usually take pictures from a distance. That’s not my point of view,” Weir told AnOther Magazine.