Laurie Bartley was born in Basildon, Essex, England.
Intrigued by family photo albums and his father who was a keen amateur Photographer, Bartley grew-up taking photographs.
Laurie later went on and studied photography in Norfolk before moving to London to work as an assistant. Initially assisting Still-Life Photographers, Laurie then made the transition into Fashion & Portraiture Photography by assisting the Photographer & Publisher Rankin at Dazed & Confused Magazine. In his spare time, inspired by the craft of film lighting, Laurie began experimenting with ‘continuous’ lighting both on location and in the studio with set design. His commissions first came to notice through the pages of Dazed & Confused followed by The Face and Pop Magazine.
Around 2003 Laurie’s interest in Cinema developed further; with his explorative use of narrative, character-building & the ‘Mise-En-Scene’ within the context of Fashion Photography.
Laurie’s work has appeared in publications including: Vogue UK, Vogue US, Vogue Spain, Vogue Russia, Vogue Japan, Vogue China, Vogue Turkey, Elle US, Harpers Bazaar US, Numero, Dazed & Confused and V & V-Man magazines. Bartley has photographed advertising campaigns for: Max Factor, Equinox, Tod’s, Jean Paul Gaultier, Diesel, Bulgari & Anna Sui. His fashion work has also been exhibited at the V&A museum in London and featured in a Fashion Photography retrospective at the International Centre of Photography in New York and published in a book by ‘Chanel’.
Laurie is currently working on a “personal” body of ‘street photography’ work.
He lives in Brooklyn New York.