Barton Bronstein is an LA-based photographer whose work embodies striking minimalism, timeless beauty, and contemporary motifs. With an emphasis on portraiture and fashion imagery, Barton brings an intimate perspective to every subject he captures.
Over the past six years, Barton has perfected his view of the world behind the lens— citing California’s prolific landscape as a constant source of inspiration in his work.
The photographer has shot for premium brands including Missoni and Armani, as well as notable magazines such as ELLE, OUT, and Harper’s Bazaar, among others. He gained vast experience working alongside renowned photographers including Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane, art director Giovanni Bianco, London-based duo Mert & Marcus, Craig McDean, Alasdair McClellan; and Vanity Fair’s Annie Leibovitz— who called on Barton to scout west coast locations for the publication. In addition, Barton has produced editorial shoots for features in V Magazine, AnOther, Dazed & Confused, and VOGUE.
Originally from the north shore of Chicago, Barton discovered his ability to visually connect when he learned he was dyslexic in the first grade. His mother, an oil and watercolor painter, was a major influence in his life as she immersed him in her creative process and the art of expression. He began exploring his vision and sharing documentary style photos across social media— developing a black and white aesthetic that informs his compelling body of work.
Barton has called Los Angeles home for the last eight years.