John Bartley, also credited as John S. Bartley, is a director of photography, also known as cinematographer, who worked on all six seasons of Lost. He is a member of ASC, the American Society of Cinematographers, as well as CSC and ICG [1].

Bartley appears in the DVD extra "Lost in a Day" on the Season 3 DVD, including in the meeting of department heads at 2:14 pm, as well as in "Crew Tribute with Evangeline Lilly". Bartley also co-hosted a seminar at the 2009 Hawaii International Film Festival with Zack Grobler, Jim Triplett, and Michael Crowe, entitled "Master Class: "Bringing the Design of Each Episode Together".

Bartley is also known for being cinematographer for the television series The X-Files from 1993 through 1996.[2]

"When I shot The X Files, we blended light and darkness so the audience saw some things, but wasn’t sure whether they saw other things. That added to the aura of mystery. For Lost, we strive for a lot of color saturation, particularly greens. There are also campfire scenes with saturated red tones lighting the darkness, and flash-forward and flashback sequences weaved into each episode. "

—John Bartley, Kodak On Film [3]


Main article: Awards

Bartley has been recognized three times with an award from the ASC Awards for Outstanding Acheivement in Cinematography, every occasion in the "regular series" category:[4]

  1. The X-Files, “Grotesque” - 11th annual awards (1996)
  2. The X-Files, “731” - 10th annual awards (1995)
  3. The X-Files, “Duane Barry” - 9th annual awards (1994)

He won an Emmy Award, and was nominated for another for his work in the X-Files.[5] He was also nominated for the 2008 Awards Emmy Award for "Outstanding Cinematography for a One-Hour Series" for his work on the Lost episode "The Constant".


Bartley has worked on the following episodes and mobisodes:

Season 1:

Season 2:

Season 3:


Season 4:

Season 5:

Season 6:

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