Hey there. I’m Lincoln Barbour and I am a professional photographer based in Portland, OR specializing in well-crafted photography for architecture firms, home décor brands, luxury real estate, and pretty much anything related to architecture, engineering, and construction . I originally had a long intro about me and my photography services, but a client sent me this and there’s not much else to say…
“When it comes to confidence, competence, talent and keen insight, Lincoln Barbour is the most outstanding photographer I have had the pleasure to work with over my many years in brand management and product photography. Lincoln has the ability to understand the essence of a brand and capture it through the lens of his camera. He carefully and completely thinks through each photography project. He takes time to understand the objective of each shot in order to produce photography that conveys the mood and feel that a product brings to the brand.
Experienced and highly capable, Lincoln is incredibly collaborative and inventive. He understands how light can bring alive subtle textures and soft hues. The angles Lincoln selects are indicative of the exceptional perspective he possesses. His photography has graced book covers, national ads and has been used throughout branded collateral to ignite consumer desire and, in turn, fuel sales success.
Lincoln is also a wonderful individual who forges deep and sincere relationships. He builds loyalty and trust with his clients. His easy going nature and relaxed style are among some of his best assets. A strong work ethic, and a diligence to consistently deliver, make Lincoln a rare and significant talent. ”
Hillery Meier, Senior Director Hunter Douglas Corporate Marketing
What does “well-crafted” mean? Simply put, I create eye-candy for your business that fits your specific needs, delivers on your creative vision, and arrives on budget and on time.
I specialize in a strong use of technical composition with an organic approach to light and color. My photography is clean but warm, controlled but casual, structured but nuanced. I take reality, blend in aspirational desire, and capture it all in a single moment. My shooting style is meticulously planned, yet comes across as effortless.
I don’t do this alone either. My scalable production team can meet your needs to deliver the best work possible for any budget. From 14-day catalog shoots with talent, stylists, catering, location scouting, and high end retouching to one simple day of architectural documentation, I will customize my services to help you achieve your desired results.
How do I do this? After 18 years of experience working with top brands, it’s safe to say I know exactly how to deliver a photo shoot.
In fact, I’ve collaborated with brands and agencies such as:
As well as top architecture and design firms like:
And world-class magazines such as:
When you become a client of mine, you are taken care of from start to finish.
Before we shoot, my team and I will work closely with you to dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s, ensuring your shoot goes as planned.
During the shoot, you will be able to review everything we shoot from a mobile digital workstation. There will be no surprises; you’ll be able to check and approve every shot in real time.
After the shoot, you can rest easy because the assets we capture are backed up 3 times: once to card, once to hard drive, and once to cloud. Yes, we keep cloud backups of all media I create for life. Your proofs will be delivered to an online gallery within 5 business days. Additionally, your final selects will be retouched by my professional digital artists to create flawless high-resolution files ready for print, web, social, and any other application you need.
Plus, I stand by my work and guarantee your satisfaction or you get your money back, production fees and all. What other photographer does that?
“As an art director, I have had the pleasure of working with Lincoln on multiple commercial shoots. Leading up to shoots, Lincoln is responsive and collaborative, planning ahead for maximum efficiency. On shoot days, Lincoln’s positive and relaxed demeanor makes working through a long shot list a painless process. His ability to change gears on-the-fly to accommodate for last minute changes is crucial. He is able to take a step back from shooting and quickly explore alternative solutions to meet the needs of his client. He also makes post-production a breeze, always delivering beautiful final images well within the deadline.
All that being said, Lincoln is also just a great guy, and I always enjoy working with him.”
Rybe Henderson – Oreck / TTI Floorcare, Inc.
“A treat to work with, Lincoln is a talented photographer with an impressive portfolio of architectural, lifestyle, and hospitality images to his name. I have worked with him on over a dozen architectural shoots in Virginia and am consistently impressed with his artistry, efficiency, and affableness. He works well with a variety of audiences and makes people feel incorporated and comfortable in the environment he is capturing, not an easy feat for an architectural photographer. I can’t recommend Lincoln enough as a talented photographer and thoughtful collaborator.”
Mary Beth Lineberry – VMDO Architects
“Lincoln is truly an outstanding photographer (and wonderful person) with almost a mystical eye and ability to capture the magical moment that would morph a scene and a space into a beautiful expression: his photographs are the result of his ability to highlight what is more remarkable eliminating what is superfluous. Lincoln’s talents resided in quickly understanding our product, customers, challenges and goals. He and his team are among the very best: patient, meticulous, kind and committed to get a beautiful job done each time. I recommend and would work with Lincoln again without any question.”
Stéphanie Versin – Prometheus Real Estate Group
As a member of these organizations, I have to hold myself to the highest level of standards and quality in the photo industry.
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