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Portland Spaces Summer 2009 Cover Feature & More

Hot of the press, the latest issue of Portland Spaces features some beautiful interiors and furniture from Portland based designers. I had the pleasure to photograph two stories for this issue and both turned out fantastic. It also gave me a glimpse into the design scene here in Portland and I have to say it is top notch.

Jason Blackheart brilliantly art directed both of these features and he did an amazing job on the design, too. The cover shot features Andee Hess of Osmose.

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April-May Portland Spaces

Here are some tearsheets from the April-May 09 issue of Portland Spaces. The first three are for the Spacemakers section called Good Life. It features the home of Stephanie Sheldon-Nevarez (who I shot a year ago for Portland Monthly) and Thomas Nevarez. Stephanie owns a great post modern antique store called Noun and their house is filled with some great retro furnishings. Got something for the old portfolio at this shoot :). Jason Blackheart was the art director on this one. We’re really hitting a good groove these days (the next issue is going to be so awesome).

The next four tearsheets are for Desirables and I really love how this came out. Jen Davison came with this great idea to illustrate scenes around the products we shoot for the feature. Her drawings really make the shot. The orginals are pretty funny looking because there’s all this rigging to position things correctly. For two of the shots, we built a wall out of plywood and foamcore and secured it with super clamps and light stands. It was a little rickety at first, but Jeff T made it solid for the shot (he’s good like that). Enjoy!

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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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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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    DLR Group Columbia Gorge Community College Hood River Center-Indian Creek Campus

    Staying true to my promise of posting every job I shoot this year, here’s something I wrapped up in January. The Columbia Gorge Community College Hood River Center-Indian Creek Campus is a 24,000 SF building designed by DLR Group to welcome students from all walks of life. The building features a huge fireplace that creates a warm, homey atmosphere within the building’s more formal structure.

    It was a great project to photograph and I loved being able to feature students and teachers in some of the photos. It makes the interiors of the school feel alive and also gives you a good sense of scale.

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    For all you photo dorks out there like me, I used a TOYO-VIEW VX23D view camera with 28mm, 60mm, and 100mm Rodenstock Digital lenses. The camera was mounted with a 39MP Leaf Aptus 75 digital back giving me 16-bit RGB file roughly 200MB in size. Old school meets new school.

    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.