Monthly Archives: January 2013

A Tribute to Philip Beaurline

Last Saturday, I learned that my mentor and dear friend, Philip Beaurline, passed away from complications due to the flu. He was 59 and died after getting sick just 10 short days earlier. Shock, sadness, a great sense of loss… I’m not sure how to put in to words what I’m feeling right now. But I...

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  • Susan Delgado01/23/2013 - 8:07 pm

    A wonderful tribute… Philip will be very missed.ReplyCancel

    • Lincoln Barbour01/24/2013 - 11:47 am

      Thanks Susan, it’s good to hear from you. And congrats on your new addition to your family.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Anderson01/23/2013 - 11:38 pm

    Lincoln, thanks for this lovely tribute. I got to know Philip about the time you did and like you quickly became aware of what a great photographer and guy he was. After countless shoots together over 12 years, most recently in October, we shared many wonderful, fun and funny memories. I will miss him deeply and our shared memories I’ll relive over and over. He spoke of you many times and was so respectful of your work. Very lucky guy to have been mentored by him. I wish you the best in all you do! I’m also in Oregon, KFalls. Best of luck, Lincoln!ReplyCancel

    • Lincoln Barbour01/24/2013 - 11:48 am

      My pleasure Mary. Philip spoke very highly of you as well. I’m glad you got to know him like I did. Best to you as well.ReplyCancel

  • John Edwin Mason01/24/2013 - 8:30 am

    Thanks very much for this, Lincoln. People who knew Philip will recognize him, here, and remember what a tremendous person he was. People who never knew him will wish they had.ReplyCancel

    • Lincoln Barbour01/24/2013 - 11:49 am

      Very true words John. Thanks for spreading the word. Philip leaves behind a legacy that I hope will be appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Mathew01/24/2013 - 9:25 am

    That is a beautiful epitaph. Thank you for sharingReplyCancel

  • Victor Baldizon01/24/2013 - 9:41 am

    I m sorry for the lost of your friend, let me use this (Quality isn’t something that comes easily and it takes work to get it. But the rewards of quality will fulfill your life like nothing else )ReplyCancel

  • Chuck Taylor01/24/2013 - 10:13 am

    Lincoln…very well written tribute. Philip did some very generous volunteer work for WTJU when I was still GM there. It was a large photo scanning project: all his work was donated. I got to hang out with Philip, his family and his long time friend (and TJU volunteer, Rebecca Foster) while they worked on this project in his studio. Happy Trails to you Philip.ReplyCancel

  • Jeff Amberg01/24/2013 - 10:27 am

    Thanks for sharing that. I’m really saddened by this news, and even more so for your loss. Philip was a great contributor at so many levels. Even though I didn’t know him personally, his posts to the forum helped me very much.ReplyCancel

  • Will May01/24/2013 - 12:25 pm

    Lincoln, thank you for this tribute. Philip was a great person and mentor, and I am deeply saddened at his unexpected passing.ReplyCancel

    • Lincoln Barbour01/24/2013 - 12:45 pm

      Philip definitely helped a lot of photographers besides me. He was a good influence and I’ve always tried to do the same.ReplyCancel

  • Keith Damiani01/24/2013 - 12:43 pm

    Beautiful, Lincoln. Philip was a remarkable and talented man, and your portrait of him was very touching. I’ll miss him greatly, and I wish his family the best.ReplyCancel

  • Jeffrey Jacobs01/24/2013 - 2:07 pm

    Thank you sharing this Lincoln,

    I was shocked and deeply saddened by this news. I have had several conversations with Philip over the years and he was always helpful. He will be missed by many.


  • Lee Brauer01/24/2013 - 2:09 pm

    Thanks so much for writing this Lincoln, I echo your thoughts of Philip. I had the pleasure of working with Philip as we started the ASMP chapter in Va. Philips help and leadership has made the chapter what it is today. I too will miss him…….ReplyCancel

  • Keith Scott01/24/2013 - 4:19 pm

    Very nice tribute…I only had the priveledge of working with Philip a couple of times when he photographed some of our projects and it was a great experience. I find it fitting that he preached “quality” and that it was inspired by Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. I think that came through in his work and, from everything I have heard, in life as well.ReplyCancel

  • rob sorensen01/26/2013 - 4:56 am

    thank you for a great dedication to phillip. i only met him about 3 years ago. i married his wifes sister renee. he was a really smart guy and very friendly! our family will have a hole in it that will be probably be impossible to fill!ReplyCancel

  • richard pelletier01/27/2013 - 8:24 pm

    Very nicely done Lincoln. I got to meet Phil way back around 1999 or so when I was a Kodak rep. He was one of those people in the world…he had a finely tuned empathy. He knew I had a job to do – and he was kind enough and willing to help me in whatever way he could. He was personable and kind. I got to know him on a more personal level through Chip Mitchell. So we did have the chance to break bread together a few times. I was always heartened to see him pursuing his personal photographic work (those Mexico churches, etc). I remember a nice, smart, creative and passionate guy. I was really stunned to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to his family. Thanks Lincoln for posting this. Lincoln, I remember meeting you for the first time at Phil’s studio. I think I was leaving and you were just arriving.
    Such a fine portrait of Phil from Chip Mitchell.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth McMartin02/02/2013 - 12:32 pm

    Thanks for this Lincoln. I remember when you first started working with Philip, and worked on a shoot for one of my clients. I just learned of his passing and am quite shocked and saddened.ReplyCancel

  • Louisa Curtis02/15/2013 - 10:04 am

    Thank you Lincoln for posting this. I saw the notice in the ASMP newsletter that just went out today. I did not know Philip that well, but I certainly do remember meeting him on one of my several visits down south when I was working for the Black Book, and he was a client in the AR100 book, I think? It was a while ago, but even so, this is sad news and I know he will surely be missed. My thoughts go out to his family , friends and all of his photographic buddies.

  • Jamie10/28/2016 - 10:04 am

    This is heartbreaking- I followed you Lincoln, I think we met once- I worked for Philip briefly prior to my grandmother getting ill and having to move back to Nashville, but I couldn’t agree more- he was quality/perfection. I learned a lot from him- and had looked up his work today to show someone what beautiful architectural and fine art photography was, only to find your tribute and articles on his passing. What a loss, he was so talented!ReplyCancel

    • Lincoln Barbour10/29/2016 - 8:55 pm

      Hi Jaime, I do remember you. It was a hard loss for sure. I’m back in Charlottesville now and still see his work show up from time to time. Hope you’re doing well.ReplyCancel

      • Jamie11/01/2016 - 4:19 pm

        Let me know if you ever see his color stuff from Oaxaca show up, there was one print of his I can still see in my mind that I loved so very much! You have a lovely family! Congrats on all of your success!ReplyCancel