Books

I enjoy sharing my work in print and have published several magazines and books, all of which can be viewed in entirety online by clicking on the links below.

Point of View 2021 is a 40 page premium magazine detailing my photographic work from 2020. Click on the magazine cover below to view the entire magazine online. Then click on the image on the screen to move forward and backward through the magazine.

From larger than life vistas to intimate landscapes, the tides and sand create visual art that is constantly in motion. If I was to wish for anything I might wish that I was more comfortable with change, adapting as well as the sands and comfortable with new challenges. But in the meantime, I find solace in the ever changing gifts and joy in the peace of mind that a walk on the beach can bring.

I have compiled some of my favourite images and verse into a magazine called "Sandscapes". Click on the link below to view the magazine online. Just click on the pages to move forward and back through the book. Enjoy!

Point of View is a 60 page premium magazine detailing my photographic work from 2019, along with some thoughts behind my work. Click on the image below to view the magazine online, and then click on the pages to move forward and back through the book. Enjoy! In 2018, I continued my exploration of emotional healing through photography and verse. This 5x8 inch photo book contains 60 pages of images and corresponding verse, with descriptions of how the images were created. 

Ranging from devastation through rejuvenation, many emotions are explored and expressed. Click on the image below to view the magazine online, and then click on the pages to move forward and back through the book. Enjoy!
 



Stroke of Emotions 
a healing journey from devastation to rejuvenation

"Sometimes I cry so hard I think the tears will never stop.
Sometimes I feel so tired I want to lay my head down and sleep forever. Sometimes I feel absolutely nothing and wonder if I will ever feel happy again."

I wrote those words last year after my husband had a major stroke. No matter who we are, we all face life challenges. No matter what crisis we face, we all struggle with a range of feelings. This book is filled with images, verse, and personal anecdotes... a story of crisis, struggle, adaptation, and healing. Click on the image below to view the magazine online, and then click on the pages to move forward and back through the book.

Roots + Wings - a book of images and verse from my Roots + Wings exhibit

“In her “Roots + Wings” exhibition, Sara Harley brings together words and images to create a passionate message about the healing power of the creative process.The words are in the form of short prose poems reflecting Sara’s turmoil of emotions following her husband’s health crisis last year. The images are beautifully crafted composite photographs that merge trees (for Strength) and birds (for Freedom), with background textures to enhance and unify the series. Each image with its accompanying text can be appreciated on its own, but taken together, the sequence forms an inspiring body of work that develops a story which is at once personal and universal.The result is a moving portrait of Sara’s journey toward emotional recovery – and hope for the rest of us facing challenges of our own."
- Kas Stone, kasstone.ca
In Focus - a book of newspaper columns published in the Chronicle Herald

I wrote weekly columns for The Chronicle Herald under the by-line "In Focus". I shared my love of life, photography, and Nova Scotia. This 118 page book is a compilation of all the articles that were published.

“Sara has a writing style that engages readers with the creative process, anecdotes and human interest behind her photographs. Her columns blend technical expertise with life stories with which readers can readily relate. Sara’s columns have generated considerable reader feedback, both from experienced and novice photographers, and from those who simply enjoy a good read.” 
- Editor, Chronicle Herald South Shore Breaker