Meet Odin

Odin Brooks Barbour

Dear Clients, Friends, Family, and Wanderers of the Internet,

I couldn’t be happier to introduce our firstborn son, Odin Brooks Barbour. Born on Saturday December 15th, 2012 at 8:233pm in Portland, OR. He entered this world with a mighty yell and was absolutely perfect. He weighed 8lbs 8oz and measured 20.5 inches long. Many people have told me that the birth of your child is a special time. I would call that the understatement of my lifetime. Watching this little person emerge from my wife’s belly after 41 and a half weeks of pregnancy was the most amazing experience of my life. I could not believe my eyes when I saw my son there and then to hold him for the first time… it was just an incredible feeling of pure love and joy. I’ll never forget it.

I will be taking a slightly longer paternity leave since Odin came to us a bit late. I’ll be back to work on the 14th. Until then, Happy New Year and may 2013 be bright, prosperous, and wondrous to all of you and yours.

All the best,

Lincoln and the Barbour Family

The Barbour Family

Paternity Leave

Dear Friends, Clients, and Wanderers of the Internet,

I am very excited to announce that sometime in the next few weeks, I will be the proud poppa of a little boy. My wife, famed wedding & portrait photographer Lauren Brooks, is 39 weeks today and we’re taking some time off work to get ready for our new family member’s arrival. With the holidays coming up, we decided to take off all of December to enjoy our time with Baby B. I’m planning on being back to work around early to mid January. We’ll see how it goes 😉

While on paternity leave, I will be answering emails and phone calls infrequently.

For new business, please contact my rep Adam Renfree at

For stock photos, please visit my archive site

In the meantime, I’ll have a few blog posts of recent work queued up to auto-publish and then look for a year in review post in January.

Have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!


This triptych was taken in summer around 20 weeks

New & Updated Portfolios!

About a year ago, I worked with the brilliant Suzanne Sease on a huge portfolio overhaul. She went through over a 1000 of my images and came up with what what you’ve seen here for a while. Her art buyer eye really helped me tighten the flow of my portfolio to help me get the message across of what I do best. And it worked! Since implementing her changes, work has been busier, I was published in Martha Stewart Living, I have a feature coming out in Dwell, and I got a rep. How’s that for results?!

I’ve been a little hesitant to make any changes since everything’s been going so well. However, I’ve been doing a lot of work that I’m really proud of and wanted to highlight some of it. I’ve been shooting a lot more people and lifestyle work, so I’ve updated my lifestyle portfolio. I’ve also been shooting a lot of editorial work, so I thought I’d highlight that with it’s own portfolio. Both these new portfolios got the thumbs up from Suzanne and my rep Adam.

Let me know what you think: New Lifestyle Portfolio | New Editorial Portfolio

Announcing Representation by 1Notion

I am very pleased to announce that I am now being repped by Adam Renfree of 1Notion. I have joined ranks with fellow photographers Erin Kunkel, Woods Wheatcroft, The Hendershotts, and Colin Erie.

1Notion represents some of the leading advertising photographers in the market today, while offering full production capabilities to produce shoots for both its represented artists and freelance photographers. Based in San Diego, CA, with strong roots in the production community of it’s hometown, 1Notion has produced successful shoots around the world including the Bahamas, Ethiopia, Zambia, New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Whistler to name a few. Clients include McCann Erickson, Eddie Bauer, Sony, Intel, Bolle Eyewear, Ogilvy & Mather, and more.

“I first came across Lincoln’s work when I was in Portland for wedding and I saw his shot of bacon in the local magazine. Now, I don’t eat pork, but even my mouth watered, so I knew he had talent. It was months later when we finally connected and we shared our views on the business that I learned more about him as an artist, and realized he was more that just talent. Lincoln composition, passion, and narrative in his photography are going to make him a successful photographer for a long time, and I am honored to be partnering with him.” – Adam Renfree

I can’t begin to explain to you how excited I am about this new phase in my career (but I’ll try). The hardest thing about being a professional photographer is selling yourself. I’ve been able to get by over the years, but honestly, I’d rather let someone else handle it so I can focus on the work and my clients. Adam is the right person for the job. He’s been in the photography business for a long time on both sides of the lens. He’s thoughtful, easy to talk to, and listens well. He asks lots of questions and never assumes anything. He brings a level of expertise and experience that I feel will benefit me both professionally and personally for many years to come. They say a man is known by the company he keeps. I couldn’t be happier being with someone I trust.

For portfolios and more information about me, visit

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Interviewed on PhotoShelter

As you may or may not know, I’ve been a PhotoShelter customer for several years now. I love their service. It is, by far, the BEST way to show proofs to clients and deliver high rez finals. It also easily fits in to my digital workflow with Lightroom via a plugin, so using it saves me tremendous amounts of time and energy. Time and energy that I now spend focusing on my business, rather than mundane tasks that waste countless hours like creating Adobe web galleries, FTPing files, or (cringe) burning DVDs.

Every job I’ve delivered since 2010 is online high rez. Not only can my current clients redownload their images at any time, but I can quickly share and relicense available images to new customers. As a bonus, it also serves as an offsite backup in case something every goes terribly wrong at my office (knock on wood).

Anyway, when Lauren Margolis of PhotoShelter asked me to do in an interview about my architectural and interior photography, I jumped at the opportunity. I was totally flattered and I think the interview came out really great. Click the link below to read it on PhotoShelter’s blog:

Architectural Photography: Just Like Playing Tetris…Right?.