A little behind the scenes action

This past Monday night I finally got to do the much talked about and highly anticipated photo shoot with The Get Ahead.  We booked room #821 at Hotel Deluxe, even though I kind of wanted to book room #237 since I just watched Room #237 on Netflix.  For those unfamiliar, it is a crazy documentary that looks into secret meanings behind Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.  Kind of crazy, kind of awesome, I mostly enjoyed examining the stills and looking at all the small details in his sets...but back to my original point.

The photo shoot with The Get Ahead went awesomely.  We strategically decorated the room to look like the five band members have been living there for a while and were in the process of getting ready for a show.  Clothes and suitcases everywhere, empty pizza boxes, and lots of bourbon.   The room was beautiful and the staff was amazing!  I should shoot at hotels more often, I could get used to bellhops carrying my gear for me ;) 

For those who don't follow me on Instagram, you should because I generally post there first.  But if you don't, here are some of the behind the scenes images.  Stay tuned for the final shot! 

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!