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Cameron Barnes Photo

Life contains a multitude of dimensions — negative and positive, traumatizing and invigorating, tragic and transcendent — and throughout his career, Cameron Barnes has captured them all.

Since he was 15, the experience of capturing the world’s many shades has fascinated him. From his childhood in the New York tri-state area to his education at The School of Visual Arts in New York City (which included a full semester in Jerusalem at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design), Barnes trained his photographer’s eye for nuance and detail.

It’s a skill that served him well as Barnes turned his lens toward some of the 2000s’ and 2010s’ most momentous events. From Occupy Wall Street at home to the struggles of poverty in Indonesia, Bangkok and Nigeria, from the elation of victory at the 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012 Olympics to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Barnes’ camera documented it all, often at significant risk to himself. He endured tear gas and brutality, for instance, while covering the protests, conflicts and war between Israel and Palestine and during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

He’s experienced both the horrors of war and the gentle happiness of a couple purchasing their first home, a range of emotional experiences that speaks to his versatility and adaptability. And his awards and portfolio speak just as loudly, from his Brian Weil Memorial Award to his experience as a New York Police Department press-pass photographer between 2011-2013 to his credits in CNN, Newsweek, International Business Times, AL.com, Univision 41, Daily Trust, and more.

After years of globetrotting, Barnes’ adventures eventually led him to the beautiful Inland Northwest, where the mountainous landscapes frame a lifestyle of work and play in the great outdoors. There, he made a living in real estate photography, taking pride in his ability to beautify houses while finding the details that make them homes. He understands the sensitivity required to work with existing owners while portraying each property at its most attractive.

To that end, he wields all the techniques he’s picked up over two decades of experience: lighting, decor, Photoshop, drone photography (Barnes is an FAA-certified drone pilot), and classic black-and-white darkroom photography in 35mm, 120, 4×5 & 8×10 formats. He does all this with fast turnaround times — usually one or two days at most — and flexible availability.

It bears repeating: Life contains multitudes, and the right photographer can capture them all. Cameron Barnes is that photographer.

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