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Vision & Approach

Collaboration: I love collaborating with other creative professionals. It really plays to my strengths. I am better at collaborating on an idea or concept than I am on creating the concept. I enjoy the process of going back and forth creatively and it always ends up making my photography stronger whether I am working with a great art director, make-up artist or stylist.

Reliable: In the business of photography you are often working under other people’s deadlines. The call to the photographer often comes as a last minute thought after the creative process has begun. This is why magazines and ad agencies often use the same photographers over and over. I deliver for my clients on time again and again. I once slept 6 hours over 2 full days to meet an advertising agency’s deadline.

Passion: I love photography.  I love the act of creation through photography. I live all aspects of my life with passion. Whether it snowboarding, travelling, or my friendships, all are approached with passion. Passion fuels me to follow my dream of being a professional photographer.

Design oriented: I bring a designer’s eye and attention to detail with my work without actually being a designer. I understand composition implicitly. In my interior photography work I am able to distill what details are important to the design process.

Fun: I do what I do because I love it. My goal is to have fun while still being professional. I want my clients to have fun on a shoot. People work with people they like. If a client has fun on a shoot with me, then they will work with me again.

Accessible/Personable: I check my ego at the door on a photography shoot. I am friendly and fun and thus accessible. I encourage collaboration on my photography set. I am open to ideas from anyone on set. I may not always follow through on them but I am always open to listen.

Wow Effect: I always strive to create a wow effect with my work. I love to hear a client go “wow” or “that looks better than it does in real life”.

High Quality: I am committed to the highest quality within my work. I will go the extra mile or spend the extras hours to produce quality. I am not the cheapest option in the market for clients, but they get extremely high quality work at a really good value.

Beauty/Engaging: I strive to create images with feeling. I want to produce or document beauty. The viewer should want to step into one of my architecture images.

Creative: One of my strengths is to help bring an idea to life. I think of creativity as a muscle. You need to regularly work at it in order to keep it sharp and strong as a skill.

Client


WHAT CLIENTS SAY


Boyan BlockaKyosei Consulting International, Inc.

I call on Barry and his team because he’s extremely adaptable, cost effective and easy to work with (not all creatives are so easy going and they thus hijack the project intent or don’t allow push back without jacking their rates. Not cool). Normally photographers focus on an area of expertise (like portraiture, editorial, products, stock art, travel), but Barry is a multi-hyphenate...

Michael WormaldEvoda Group

As the director of a creative agency, our clients are the most important aspect of our business. Trusting Barry Calhoun’s photography with our largest and most prestigious clients has elevated our work, resulting in stronger relationships, and new opportunities.

Barry not only delivers exceptional photography that captures the essence of our vision; his innate ability to connect with clients on a personal level is both rare, and unmatched in his field.

Benjamin SimpsonBlank Canvas Interiors Inc.

Barry's attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure the best possible outcome is what makes working with him such a pleasure.

Pauline O’MalleyBest People Win, Pauline O'Malley

Barry Calhoun is the BEST professional photographer I have worked with. Not only did he ensure that I was relaxed for the shoot, he also brought in a professional stylist who works with the like of Holt Renfrew to ensure that models looks their best. Thanks you Barry. I have never received more compliments than from the shots you took of me for my website, marketing collateral and personal brand.

Benjamin SimpsonBlank Canvas Interiors Inc.

Throughout the job Mr. Calhoun had the natural ability to engage us as clients in a way that allowed for a collaborative and open dialogue to ensure the best result for each individual shot.