Lincoln Barbour Studio is the culmination of an 18-year journey from web design to architectural photography and media.
Back in 20002, owner Lincoln Barbour was ready to be done with the web design industry where he had been serving as Creative Director at Genesis Studios, a small web design agency in Charlottesville, VA. The daily grind of design, code, redesign, more code, more redesigns (and on and on) coupled with the first Dot Com crash of the early 2000s, led Lincoln to pursue his high school passion for photography.
He left his salaried position and began working as a $10/hr photo assistant and studio manager to the late architectural photographer, Philip Beaurline. There he helped with everything from loading film into view cameras, to drum scanning, to large format printing, and final delivery of work to clients. Philip was a relentless perfectionist and a dedicated champion for his clients. Lincoln picked up these quality character traits and they have been the bedrock of his photography career ever since.
In 2005, Lincoln moved from Charlottesville, VA to Portland, OR and began his photography career in earnest. Within a few months of arriving, Lincoln began shooting for Portland Monthly Magazine and a variety of local architecture and interior design firms such as Mahlum and Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. By 2008, Lincoln’s photography had graced covers of many national magazines (ReadyMade, Luxe, Country Living), gone viral in the architecture blog world, used in dozens of interior design books, and he was hired to shoot for large ad campaigns for global décor brands like Hunter Douglas and Kate Spade. Most proudly, Lincoln’s photography was helping architecture firms win prestigious design awards which led to new business opportunities for the firms. Firms that worked with Lincoln saw their business grow exponentially by using his photography.
A Paradigm Shift
At the end of 2019, Lincoln began the process of converting the “lone photographer” business model to that of a media studio dedicated to helping the architecture and architectural product markets. The end result is Lincoln Barbour Studio – a full service architectural media company. Our services include high-quality Photography, Retouching, CGI Rendering, and Drone Imaging. We serve the AEC industry (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction), interior designers, and home décor brands in the Pacific NW and throughout the United States. Our long history of documenting the built world gives us the insider knowledge to make any architectural imaging project a successful venture.
How We Serve You
At Lincoln Barbour Studio, we choose to work with clients who have an uncompromising passion for quality. Our services are designed to showcase the skill, thoughtfulness, and attention to detail that your firm possesses. We use our talents to create visual assets that help you grow your businesses and generate a positive return on your investment.
If you care about the work you create, we can help you share your expertise with uncompromising high-quality visuals.