Bartlett Lentini is a talented 28-year-old self-taught photographer, retoucher, and urban explorer who was born and grew up in Highlands, NJ and moved to Red Bank, NJ in 2004. Bartlett focuses mainly on street photography. He shoots a lot of urban, architecture, and abandoned photography. “I give you a glimpse into the eyes of an explorer, an individual watching the world change on a journey from the paved roads of great cities to forgotten structures reclaimed by time”, he says. Lentini has over 5,000 followers on Instagram.
My photography is a reflection of how I view society. I find the passing of time and the effect it has on civilization fascinating. I evoke a visceral reaction of abandonment in my landscape work with the use of leading lines and prominent detail. When I photograph on the street I am looking for those little details in people that tell a story. These stories are in some cases, the only thing an individual will leave behind. Where does your opinion of society fall? Is true value lost or gained over time?