Five Minutes With : The Lonely Girls Project

07 Oct 2016


Inside The Lonely Girls Project

The Lonely Girls Project is an ongoing journal series by Lonely Lingerie featuring candid portraits of inspiring women in their own spaces wearing Lonely, their way. We caught up with photographer and leading contributor to the project, Harry Were. 






How do you feel the lonely girls project will help raise awareness in body perception? 

By shooting all women; every size, shape, nationality and age - the beauty of the female body is shown as it is, and the way it should be. No retouching, no frills. Just great real women. I hope younger girls can see this and feel something. I don’t feel like I had that as a teenager. 


What other female creatives inspire you? 

Too many to list! Mainly my friends - of all ages. Carter Were, Sophie Wolanski, Derya Parlak, Zara Mirkin, Katie Lockhart, Deb Smith, Marilyn Sainty. 


If you could tell the 16 year old you something, what would it be?

Be kind and be patient. 







What is the most amazing thing you have ever seen?

My twin! 


How do you think social media has changed the photography landscape? 

I guess there are more photographers now than there would’ve been before. That could be a positive or a negative….


What’s your favourite movie? 








What makes a good photograph?

An eye. 


What is your most used emoji?



Where is your favourite place on earth?

Haven’t been everywhere so that’s tricky. South Island, New Zealand to date.


What else are you working on besides the Lonely Girls project?

Other photographs for friends and clients but also my handknitted clothing range - it’s an ongoing project!






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