At the age of 21, the photographer Amy Harrity (b. 1985) dropped everything, relocating from Kentucky to San Francisco with the hopes of building a new life. This move precipitated an obsession with the photographic medium and a prolific period during which she began to develop a distinctive approach. Currently residing in Alameda, California, Harrity continues to compose images that inhabit a space between the real and the imaginary. A keen eye for lighting augments the naturalistic, effortless style of these compositions, whose subjects are rendered universal by their relative anonymity, frozen in the most human of moments and postures. The pervasive influence of the Californian landscape, all blue skies, light and space, saturates the photographer’s editorial series and advertising assignments. The Bay Area landscape also features strongly in Harrity’s personal work, which exhibits great emotion and self-awareness in exploring the female experience. www.amyharrity.com.