Firstly, welcome to the Pete Bartlett Photography website!
This is my online live/work space and I hope it’s a comfortable place for you to hang out and enjoy my work.
So, a little about me and how how I arrived here.
My route to photography was a pretty circuitous one. I studied Art, my passion was conceptual sculpture and after my degree I set up a sculpture park in Kent. I had a vision of combining art and nature into a place that would inspire. After much blood, sweat and tears it became a successful visitor attraction. You can check it out here: Gardens of Gaia.co.uk
After 8 years of running it I handed it over to my brother and went back to Uni to take a Masters in film and tv production. I’d always loved film and wanted to learn how to make them. I then worked in the industry, on productions, in the thick of it for a few years. Increasingly I found myself with a camera in my hand and with actors in front of the lens. Pretty soon I was being asked to take headshots and not long after that I found myself with a business that took over from the production work.
8 years, 3 studios and a few grey hairs on from that I’ve grown a business that has expanded into shooting fashion, portraits and now weddings. I love creating images and telling stories.
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” Ansel Adams
So, whether it’s a headshot, a portrait, a lifestyle shoot, a wedding, an event or anything else, please do drop me a line.