Laurie Bartley’s photographs look uncannily like stills from, say, a Sophia Coppola film, but with the sharpness, composure, and luminosity of an Irving Penn still life. This ability to achieve drama and mood and exquisite lighting and detail comes from Bartley’s training with Rankin (i.e. John Rankin Waddell, co-creator with Jefferson Hack of Dazed & Confused) when he moved to London to start his career and his early interest in still life photography. Through his work for Rankin, Bartley was commissioned to shoot portraits for Dazed and began developing his signature style–voyeuristic, contemplative, suspenseful, cinematic. In the past few years, he has shot for Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Numero, 10, and 10 Men, and his work was recently shown at the International Center for Photography in New York in the exhibition Weird Beauty along with Cindy Sherman, Steven Klein, John Baldessari, Paolo Roversi and others.