Lincoln Barbour was born in Middletown, CT, on May 15, 1977 (the Ides of May) and spent much of his childhood moving to new states, riding bikes, and exploring art.
In his early life, his parents owned a wedding and portrait studio. Many of Lincoln's early memories center around photography as a test subject for this dad. Ask Lincoln to show you his "camera smile." It drove his dad crazy.
From Kindergarten till 10th grade, Lincoln moved to a new state about every three years. Before settling in Virginia as a teenager, he lived in Connecticut, South Carolina, New Mexico, Massachusetts, and Vermont. After living in Virginia for only a year, his parents and younger siblings moved back to Massachusetts. But, Lincoln stayed behind and became an emancipated minor at age 16.
Living on his own, working part-time as a dishwasher, and going to school full time, Lincoln discovered photography in his Junior year B&W photography class. Although Lincoln explored many art forms such as illustration, drama, and music, photography was the most natural form of expression for him. The technical nature of photography combined with the relative ease of pressing the shutter allowed Lincoln to focus on composition in a way he could never do with other art forms. It was "the one thing I could really sink my teeth into and do over and over again with enthusiasm."
For much of his early 20s, Lincoln considered photography a hobby. It wasn't until he met architectural photographer Philip Beaurline that he realized he could make a living as a photographer. Lincoln then sought a commercial photography career path that led him to much success and publication.
From 2002 to the present day, Lincoln has photographed for brands like Nike, Red Bull, Oreck, Hunter Douglas, and Rejuvenation. He has been published in a range of magazines including Dwell, Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Country Living, and many more.
In all that time, Lincoln has never promoted his personal work until now.
When not taking pictures for himself or his clients, Lincoln spends his days with his wife, two kids, and three cats on a 2-acre mini-farm in Albermarle County, Virginia.
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