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Harley Weir

Harley Weir is a 25 year old photographer living and working in London.

She studied fine art at Central Saint Martins. "Does fashion, enjoys a cliche, a trend and all things beautiful which = all things".



Harley Weir

DoBeDo is happy to announce ‘Boundaries‘, Harley Weir’s first solo exhibition at Foam in Amsterdam.

The exhibition presents a selection of Weir’s intimate photographs; mixing both her personal and commissioned work. She describes it as a ‘mix-tape’ of her work to date.

‘Boundaries’ is now open until 19th February 2017.

More info here.

2nd December 2016 – 19 February 2017

Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS Amsterdam
The Netherlands


DoBeDo contributor Harley Weir has released her first book, ‘Homes‘ published by Loose Joints.

‘Homes’ shows photographs made between 17 and 28 October in the migrant and refugee camps of Calais. Taken immediately before and during the clearing of this provisional settlement, Weir’s images bear witness to the humanity and ingenuity of those living there – constructing the domestic and familiar against a backdrop of displacement.

The photographs show us the homes and private spaces of the camp. In the face of oppression and indifference from those most poised to provide assistance, Homes shows a stubborn commitment to the small, personal spaces of humanity within the Calais camp.

All proceeds from the publication of this book will be donated to La Cimade, a French charity committed to protecting and defending the human rights of refugees and migrants. This publication is available exclusively online.

Homes is now sold out. A special edition of Homes is still available, published in an edition of 60 and including a hand-printed image by the artist.

60 Pages
Published in November 2016 by Loose Joints
Edition of 500
Special Edition of 60


DoBeDo is very happy to announce the addition of its newest contributor Harley Weir.

Harley Weir is photographer; born in London in 1988, she still lives and works in the city. 

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. Weir’s aesthetic in both her photography and film work references the art historical precedents for contemporary portraiture and revels in an of-the-moment naturalism. She uses both analogue and digital techniques and enjoys the opportunities for experimentation offered by the darkroom and in post-production. Her clients include Levis, Meadham Kirchoff, Sonia Rykiel, Topshop and Celine, and magazines that have featured her work include POP, Hot and Cool and Baron.


Do you find beauty boring?

No way, 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. 

When are men sexy?

Thats another non explainable… Very chemical,  but hairy, bottomy and hard is also good.

Whats the difference between using a darkroom and a computer?

Computer and darkroom have alot in common, the Darkness, the fiddling with filters, the stooping… The squinting! The differences that are most important to me are before I get to the darkroom. Post shoot processes are mainly aesthetic and help me keep continuity and an all or nothingness about being an analogue weed.

How do you chose when to take a photo and when to make a film?

I would choose film a lot more if I could find a way to do it with less planning and less funds… I don’t like to bore people and photography is less offensive in that respect, it’s so instant. To make a bad film is so much more harrowing!  

Is being female a help or a hinderance when it comes to your photographic practise?

Both, i feel like people disregard me a lot more often, people are usually shocked that I am the one in charge and comments on my looks are usually the first words uttered.. but! that lack of control over people also makes me alot more approachable and I think that allows me to get certain sort of images that maybe a man wouldn’t. Outside of fashion its a lot more useful. 

How do you get what you want when taking a photo?

Pah! I don’t know what I want.