On The Cusp, Longlist - Fashion

Roland Mouret, THE INTERVIEW

Nettie Hurley

Stink Films

‘As a woman, how do we feel about our own identities when we look at other women? What does this unique identity we all possess as women mean? There isn’t one way to be a woman, this was an important message for the film and something I wanted to present in all its emotions.’

Netti Hurley is British director and photographer whose documentary style accompanies her subjects on experiences outside of the conventional ideas of beauty and normality. Her empathetic lens moves past the curtained edge of society and its taboos by surfacing a tender realism and unpatronizing humour. These explorations result in beautifully intimate portraits that are deeply human in their vulnerability. Netti's approach is uniform across all her work as she uses the camera to reveal elements of her subject to themselves and the audience, seemingly in real time.