Photos Of The Day: "if you’re looking for a sign, this is it"
The photos of the day this time come (surprise surprise) from i-d magazine. Unexpected, great photos that where shot by Harley Weir in Senegal. But from the beginning.
Harley Weir graduated in 2010 from Central Saint Martins College (London) with a degree in Fine Arts. Via her Tumblr-page, she was discovered by the fashion industry, and since her breakthrough in 2014 she has worked for AnOther Magazine, i-D, Pop Magazine, Dazed & Confused, and shot campaigns for renowned fashion brands such as Maison Martin Margiela and Calvin Klein.
Harley teamed up with super girl Julia Sarr- Jamois who is usually behind any great editorial I find. They traveled to Senegal together to shoot quite a few things (another dope editorial is on the way). The series, its colorful, bold and above the true definition of the word authentic. This combination reflects on the models, they seem that they are having a fun time, playful poses and pure smiles, it feels like it was captured on a spontaneously moment of just hanging out with friends. She seems to know how to get close to the skin of her models, which makes the viewer feel your having a glimpse of her personal life.
For those who don’t know where Dakar is, here is a little information: It’s the capital of Senegal and one of the chief seaports on the western African coast. It is located midway between the mouths of the Gambia and Sénégal rivers on the southeastern side of the Cape Verde Peninsula.
'Boundaries' is an expression of the artist’s intimate approach to her subjects, whether she is photographing a model or a location charged with political unrest. The elements that capture our eyes is the raw beauty, color pallets and unique models. While Weir’s photographs pay close attention to the beauty of surfaces, her goal is to evoke emotion, she told an interviewer. “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.”
Photography: Harley Weir / Styling: Julia Sarr-Jamois / Styling Assistance: Ashlee Hill Bojana Kozarevic / Production: ProxSyProd / Co-production: Sylvia Farago / LTD Retouching: Rachel Lamb Modelli Sy Alassane. Mamadou Ba. Binta Sylla. Sokhna F. B. Anne.
Feb. 1, 2017
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