Lincoln Barbour

We are Agents of the Free

I signed up for a twitter account this week and have been playing around with it. It’s fun. It feels kind of like texting yourself. Which would be good for me, because I often find or see things I want to remember and this is a great way to do it. I’ll try not to spitter (spam twitter) too much, but I’m just getting going. If you want to follow me, visit www.twitter.com/LincolnBarbour.

Speaking of, as I was setting up the page design today, I kept humming a lyric from R.E.M.’s song “Orange Crush”. You know, the part that goes “Follow me, don’t follow me I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush” Well, I looked up the lyrics and “We are agents of the free” is in the first verse. How appropiate for all this social media stuff.

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    Welcome to LB Photo v9.0

    Welcome to my latest and greatest website. I’m really excited to show of some great new features, a new look and feel, and also a new logo!

    One of my favorite features is how the images are displayed. Click on the thumbnail below:

    Polihale Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

    Neat huh? What else is cool… at the bottom of every page is a link that says ShareThis. Click it to send any page on my site to your favorite networking site, group bookmarking, or even email it to someone.

    Under the hood is really where a lot of the magic happens. By using the power of WordPress, I’m able to update this site anywhere from any web capable device. So, while on a shoot, we could post working images to a private page just for the client to see. Or if I find a cool location, I can upload a photo of it right to the blog. I can even update my portfolio from anywhere. Also, any redesign in the future will be a snap. I’ll just have to change the template.

    Another reason for the redesign was to help me set a goal to post every job I shoot this year. Like my old photoblog, I want to keep a visual journal of my progress through the year and see what it looks like all together. Plus, it’ll keep you up to date with what I’ve been doing lately.

    Anyway, hope you enjoy the new format and design. Have a great and prosperous 2009!

    Fall Newsletter

    Hi Everyone,

    It’s been a really great year and I wanted to touch base to say thanks. I’ve been very fortunate to have shot so many wonderful projects and wanted to share some highlights. I also have some exciting personal news!

    First, the really big news is…. I’m getting married! This November 1st, I will be marrying the love of my life, Lauren Brooks. We met in Virginia and then moved to Portland together over 3 years ago. Needless to say, it’s worked out quite well and we’ve decided to tie the knot.

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    Behind the Scenes – Portland Spaces Cover Shoot

    Finally had a moment to breath and post this! It’s been a really busy year. I’ll have more on what’s been happening soon. But first, I’d like to present my first cover feature for Portland Spaces!

    I Shot This!

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    Recent Work Featured on Design*Sponge

    Recently, I photographed a remodeled home for my newest architectural client, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. Jessica’s clean and modern design aesthetic was perfect for a young hip family relocating to Portland. From what she tells me, it was a pretty striking change between what the house was and what it is today. It was a real joy to photograph and we got some great shots.

    An article about Jessica and the home was published today on Design*Sponge, a website dedicated to home and product design run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney.

    Here’s one of my favorites from the shoot.

    UPDATE: Design*Sponge’s Grace Bonney spotlighted one of my photos of the EMP Museum at the end of last week. Thanks Grace!

    March/April Desirables in Portland Spaces

    These are always fun to do and it’s so nice to be a regular contributer to a magazine. I have now shot three of these product features for Portland Spaces in my studio with Jen Davison and Rachel DeSchepper.

    Desirables Opener

    This tearsheet is from the most recent issue where we focused on handmade objects by local Portland artisans. The challenge with the opening shot was getting it to look like a studio product shot, but a little bit more natural. We also had a tight layout, so the positioning of the branches and the bird feeder was super critical. I’m really happy how it came out.