Visting Iran for the Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye collection, London-born photographer Harley Weir falls under the spell of its natural beauty and the extraordinary hospitality of its people. The product of nuanced observation, her images require no commentary. She reinvents Persian miniatures and, by moving in close, attempts to make sense of the world, seizing on seemingly innocuous details to illuminate her work.
Discovered on the web through her blog, the self-taught British photographer Harley Weir is upending fashion. Her images, always beautiful and sometimes disturbing, have seduced an array of leading brands. However, she also veers off the beaten track, for example to shed light on the multitudes living in makeshift homes, such as those at the sprawling «Jungle» migrant camp in Calais.
Inspired by the House's travel heritage, the Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye collection evokes cities, regions or countries through the eyes of fashion photographers, from emerging talents to industry legends. Each title in the series features an extensive selection of large-format photographs, together with biographical information and an interview with the photographer or a critical essay. After Louis Vuitton City Guides and Travel Books, this third collection presents travel photography with a fashion perspective, as the chosen photographers all infuse their images of great cities, faraway places or dream destinations with their unique vision.