Laurie Bartley was born in Basildon, Essex, England in 1977.
Intrigued by family photo albums and inspired by his father’s amateur photography practice, Bartley grew-up taking photographs. He later went on to study photography in Norfolk before moving to London where to work as an Assistant Photographer.
Bartley’s passion for cinema began to inspire and shape his Fashion Photography. Initially experimenting with film lighting, Bartley started applying techniques more familiar with Film Directors & Cinematographers, to his process. Establishing his Mise en Scène, with the use of character building, set design, props and special effects, Bartley’s fashion images began to resemble film stills where models were actors, high fashion was costume and poses were acts.
Bartley’s work first came to notice through commissions for the Fashion Industry’s leading Avant Garde publications Dazed & Confused and The Face and has since appeared in publications including: Vogue UK, Vogue US, Vogue Spain, Vogue Japan, Vogue China, Elle US, Harper’s Bazaar US, V and Numéro. Bartley has photographed advertising campaigns for: Max Factor, Equinox, Tod’s, Jean Paul Gaultier, Diesel, Bulgari & Anna Sui and his work has been shown at the V&A Museum in London and featured in a fashion photography retrospective exhibit at the International Centre of Photography in New York.
Bartley is currently writing and directing a series of mini short films entitled “Stories from the city”, which should be released later in 2020.
Bartley lives in Brooklyn, New York.