I am a lens-based artist living in Brooklyn and making work throughout the United States.  I grew up in a family of photographers but fell in love with the medium after taking an elective darkroom class at the University of Miami while pursuing a degree in advertising.  I eventually abandoned my original career path for a life devoted to image making.  I am currently working on self-publishing a book from my long-term project "Flower Mound."

"Flower Mound" borrows its title from the suburban Texas town I grew up in and frequently returned to as an adult while both of my parents were succumbing to separate battles with cancer.  Throughout these years I was enveloped in a constant cloud of nostalgia.  The light was swiftly fading from the people and the place I considered my first home.  I photographed heavily during this time as an attempt to save everything I would soon lose forever.  The resulting photographs capture those fleeting moments of intimacy, joy and grief.  Woven together they serve as a lyrical reflection on love, loss and the ephemeral nature of life.

 

For prints, assignments, commissions and all other inquiries, please email:  kristenwbartley@gmail.com

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