Sara Harley

I once worked as a bank manager and a dog biscuit maker but now think of myself as a photographer and writer. Living on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, I split my time between dog walking, beach walking, capturing weird and wonderful things with my camera, and touring my adopted province with my husband. If I'm lucky, I get to do all those things at the same time.


I believe in the power of real world experiences and prefer seeing my words and photographs in print rather than in social media. I have been fortunate to have my photographs exhibited in several group exhibits, including Picturing Health at Viewpoint Gallery in Halifax and Monochrome at the Dart Gallery in Dartmouth. In February 2018, I hosted my first solo exhibit called Roots+Wings.


Recently, six images from my Stroke of Emotions series were selected for book called Seeing in SIXES 2018, published by Brooks Jensen & Maureen Gallagher of LensWork.


For sixteen months, I wrote articles published by the Chronicle Herald under the by-line In Focus, now available in book format through this website.


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.