Daniel Lincoln, a native of New Orleans, has been shooting professionally for over fifteen years. His task as a portrait photographer is focused and simple: to capture the visual solution to any given subject. Lincoln’s innate dedication to this notion was evident early in his career, earning numerous awards in the course of his academic tenure.
Lincoln’s moment of clarity (age 19): knowing that Daniel had an interest in photography, a friend asked Daniel to photograph Stevie Ray Vaughn for their college newspaper. Daniel began directing Stevie in order to get the shot he had envisioned. Observers were stunned. It took time for Daniel to appreciate the significance of this shoot, though when he recognized he had a natural instinct for molding a moment, he realized, above all things, he was an artist -- a touchstone to his photo-pilgrimage. Daniel has successfully created a thriving career using this ability. These days his environmental portraiture appears regularly in most major U.S. publications, including People Magazine, Time Magazine, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, The Source, and Business Week.
Lincoln explains that a shoot is born faceless, on a phone line…though before my cameras are out of their cases I see images…thoughts during transit are fascinating. Lincoln continues: when an airline misses a layover, or a bridge is out on a nameless road to an undisclosed location, I am calm, even charged… my collection of lenses, many of which I designed myself, are my palette.. On a more trivial note, he is a descendant of Abraham Lincoln (which, as far as he can tell, has had no effect on his photography).