Firstly, I’m absolutely honoured that something I do resonates enough with you to find yourself here, so thank you. My name is Olivia Bartlett and I’m a freelance photographer currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. 

I first picked up a camera when I was 13 and have barely put one down since then. This is the end result of that addiction.

I consider myself first and foremost a documentarian and observer.  I think the best images inevitably derive from the moments in between moments (a fleeting glance or subtle interaction) and best tell the real story of a day, a person, a relationship or a product when those moments play out in a relaxed environment.

There is no better feeling than capturing a moment in time that will never exist again. It is hands down the best job in the world. Let me create images for you that give you that same feeling.

So.. send me an email, lets talk!



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Eldest sister. Hungry at least 90% of the time. Hong Kong- born expat. Avid globe trotter. Gets overly excited and oddly aggressive about a good coffee or sunrise. Reads extensively. Watches films obsessively.

When I’m not working, I’m generally capturing anything else that inspires me (see my blog here).

My travels have taken me all over the world - from China to Morocco. I have found myself drawn to primarily photograph and tell the stories of women - seeking to understand the issues that they face in their communities. My most recent photojournalism series focused on woman in Rajasthan, India and what having access to education has meant for their families and their economic wellbeing. How does identifying as female change the way we navigate the world? More importantly - how can sharing these stories help broaden our minds allowing for change and progress for women around the world?