Bartle Ken Bartle is originally from
Australia but now lives in Aspen, Colorado. He
taking photos of the female nude in the late nineties. His initial
expectation was that he would simply be taking pictures
clothes on, and with luck he would produce a few nice artistic images.
It quickly became evident that when one starts taking pictures
of a woman, a human being eventually reveals
herself. Ken says he began
to learn more about his model's feelings, their dreams, and their desires.
He even became good friends with many of them.
It was a voyage of self-discovery, for both his subjects as well as Ken
himself. He began seeing the world through the eye of his camera.
maintains that "there
are very few things that can give me greater pleasure than sharing those
moments with a woman when
she feels most beautiful, and good about herself. And if I am able
to participate through photography in creating some of those moments
her, I am able to feel that the world is good. I know that on a global
scale itís a very small thing, yet if we can see beauty in any aspect
of life, however insignificant it may seem to others, there is a better
chance we can visualize a peaceful world."