Sara Harley

I love carrying a camera, documenting life and capturing memories. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, my personal battle helped me forge a new path as an inspirational writer. This eventually led to my newspaper column "In Focus", where I shared my love of life, photography, and Nova Scotia.

My goal is to inspire others through my photography and writing, and I often combine the two to provide inspiration for people going through their own challenges. I am drawn to images that are timeless and minimalist, with a bent to the natural world and life on the coast.

In 2017, I ventured into the world of composite photography and created a series of images to cope with a difficult emotional time and help myself heal.

I shared some of those images and prose in two exhibits:​

Feb 2018: Solo Exhibit "Roots + Wings" at the Margaret Hennigar Public Library, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia​

Feb 2018: Group Exhibit "Picturing Health" at ViewPoint Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia


I continue to create photographic art and verse to illustrate a range of emotions. My images range from dark and brooding to light and inspirational, but always come from the heart.