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Allow It to Happen

Emma Hardy’s book “Permissions” stems from 20 years of life in her family, as she worked as a photographer while raising three children.

When she photographs her mother wrapped in a towel, her children scattered on a bed, her daughter jumping a bathrobe belt, Emma Hardy’s spontaneity blends with an instinct for composition, use of color and a natural glamour that comes from her work as a portrait and fashion photographer.

My mother and her mother


The lamp was the last to leave

Delaying checkout

Working on the idea of “Permission”, “the act of allowing someone to do something, or of allowing something to happen”, the title communicates the author’s intent of loosening up control, whether it applies ro shooting photographs or meditating on family relationships, and the passing of time.

Try not to blink

Out of scale

A summer evening in the garden

A hotel bathrobe belt

The book “Permissions” is published by GOST and available at the price of £40.00.

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