Describing her aesthetic as raw but tender, Hardy finds beauty in imperfection, and polish in the detail of every day life. “My photography reflects genuine instant, it’s about recognition of and surrender to a moment, catching it and letting it go”, she says. And through her lens, the most ordinary of moments appears steeped in romance and intrigue, as if her subjects are characters in a movie playing in her head.
Browsing through Emma Hardy's portraits is an absolute delight. Do yourself a favour and head over there to check it out - I'm sure there will be quite a few faces you recognize.