B is for… Barbour

Had to do it. It’s not often a feature story you photograph starts with a big letter of your last name. In this case, the March 09 cover feature of Portland Monthly start’s with the title,”B is for Bacon”. This food piece was an awesome assignment to shoot. Not only did I discover many of the best breakfast spots in Portland, I got to spread my creative wings and shoot it my way. The art directors, Hector Sanchez and Mike Novak, really had a vision for this piece and my still life object work was the right fit for their concept.

What made the job really fun was eating little bits of it all along the way. And I can tell you, the Reggie Deluxe is everything you’d think it would be.

Here are the tearsheets from the magazine. Now go out and buy it! Better yet, subscribe to this great magazine and support an organization that’s really doing something unique in the world of city publications.

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  • Matt Kallio03/17/2009 - 1:30 am

    I’m curious: did you use the view camera for the food shots? I just completed an internship at Polara and I discovered that Michael uses the view camera with his food shots, with that great control of dof.ReplyCancel

    • Lincoln Barbour03/17/2009 - 3:31 pm

      Hey Matt, thanks for commenting. I actually shot all this with a Canon 5D Mark II. I used either a 50mm f/1.4 or my go to 24-70mm f/2.8. Since all these shots were pretty flat on the film plane of the camera, I could get away without using a view camera. Had we been going for that three quarter angle down look, a view camera would have been ideal for focus and depth control. Pro Photo Supply rents a Toyo view camera with a Leaf digital back and three lenses. I use it whenever I shoot architecture, but it would be great for shooting food.ReplyCancel

  • […] I am beyond excited to share with you the good news about my first major photo contest win. For the 1st Annual PDN’s Objects of Desire photo contest, I won in the Food & Still Life category for this sizzling shot of bacon. The shot, art directed by Michael Novak, was originally taken for Portland Monthly as part of a breakfast feature story. […]ReplyCancel

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