Barber grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts, lived for a few years in the mountains of Northern Vermont, studied photography in Vancouver B.C. and now lives in New York City. A photographer, curator and designer, Barber runs the creative community platform Time & Space (formerly known as tinyvices.com).
His clients have included Adidas, aNYthing, Asos, Call It Spring, Casio, Billionaire Boys Club, Burton, Club Monico, Cynthia Rowley, Freemans Sporting Club, French Connection, Glassons, Lacoste, Levi's, Linda Farrow, Loeffler Randall, Nasty Gal, Nike, Nokia, Nordstroms, Opening Ceremony, Paper Denim, Phillip Lim, Rodarte, Roxy, Stella McCartney, Sony, Sorel, United Bamboo, Urban Outfitters, Wacko Maria, Woolrich, X-Girl, X-Large.
Publications his work has been used in include Aperture, Apology, American Photography, Another Man, Bullett, Capricious, Das Magazin, Dazed & Confused, Elle, Elle Girl Japan, The Fader, Hobo, ID, Intersection, The Journal, L'Officiel Hommes, Marie Claire, Monster Children, Muse, The Nation, Nieves, Nylon, North Drive Press, Opening Ceremony, Oxford American, Oyster, Pig Quarterly, Purple, Rolling Stone, Studio Voice, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Sup Magazine, Nasty Gal, New York Magazine, New York Times T Style Magazine, Teen Vogue, Tokion, Twin, Vice, Vogue, Vogue Homme Japan, Vogue Italia, Wall Street Journal Magazine, Wire, Zeit.
Barber is commercially represented in Europe by Webber Represents and in the US by Supervision. His gallery representation is by Yuka Tsuruno Gallery.