Oh technology...

This past week has been a week of technology woes.  I know it comes with the territory of digital life.  I have remember that analog has it's bad days too, and when I load of a roll of film wrong and develop it, I don't have backups to rely on.  This is why I keep a minimum of three drives with everything saved on them at all times!  But still, if I am being honest, I sometimes want to chuck my computer against the wall and stomp it into tiny pieces screaming about how I am revolting against the machines and I won't let them win.  Picture that for a moment...I should do a photo shoot of this image and hang it above my computer. 

I am happy to report that everything is back in working order (I hope, I don't want to say it too loud or the computers might hear) and hopefully I won't have a week like that again for quite some time.  On the plus side, while I was backing up some old work I stumbled across a this shoot I had forgotten about.  These are some of the digital test shots I did before shooting the final B&W with my 4x5 camera.

First digital test shot, straight out of camera.  To this day, this is still one of my all time favorite photo shoots!

First digital test shot, straight out of camera.  To this day, this is still one of my all time favorite photo shoots!

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Lindsey Rickert

Portland, OR, United States of America

I turned to photography at a young age as a way to manipulate the world in front of me into endless possibilities. It remained a hobby for several years until I decided to run away from the snow in Iowa and towards the rain in Portland, OR. While I was inspired by film makers and my surroundings, I had a tendency to pick apart single frames and freeze them. My memory wasn't a movie playing back in my head, it was a series of still images that created a narrative. This translates into my work through the use of lighting and props that build a scene and create a story. When I am not taking pictures, I spend my time roller skating, playing with my puppy Charlie Von Shitbird (he is very sophisticated), spending time with my snake Vans, embarking on capers with my girlfriends, messing around with special fx makeup, and exploring the great Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer. The best thing about my job is getting to meet a variety of people. No to shoots are the same and I thrive on getting to know my clients and collaborating with them to create truly unique and bold images that fit their needs. Whether it be wedding photography, family portraits, small business needs, or you simply want a kick ass original portrait. If you are looking for a creative experience that will not only boost your confidence but create a lasting memory then lets make it happen!