Weir’s work oscillates between brazen glimpses of butt-cheek and an ongoing obsession with youth, subsuming the photographer’s many influences into washed-out, tender fashion images. Whether shooting a red-headed family in high fashion threads – as she did in AnOther Magazine’s AW14 issue – or turning war reportage on its head in Israel and Jordan, Weir’s images exude an enigmatic magnetism to continuously pull you in.
What was your defining pop culture moment of 2014?
Harley Weir: Falling deeply in love with my iPhone.
How would you sum up what you do in a sentence?
Harley Weir: Beautiful.
What’s your favourite song and movie of 2014?
Harley Weir: I watched Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock last night and that was wonderful... It’s not current, but then this morning I listened to “Family Violence” by Arca...that’s new, very beautiful and somewhat old which is how I like things.
How do you think style and pop culture will change in 2015?
Harley Weir: I see the crack of change, but nothing drastic. I imagine things will recycle as they do but with a 2015 twist... Who knows!
What’s the most exciting thing about the fashion industry today?
Harley Weir: A double-edged sword, but! The quickness is very exciting – with the world so connected and knowledge so easy to get your mitts on, you can grow and learn at such a rapid rate... almost nothing is impossible.
What new skill did you learn this year?
Harley Weir: I mastered the soft box.
Who’s an unsung cultural hero that you discovered this year?
Harley Weir: Robert Gober.
What’s the most surprising thing we’d find out if we looked at your phone?
Harley Weir: I don't think much would surprise you... I have a lot of saved breastfeeding pictures, but that’s no surprise!
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