Mystery Object Revealed

There were some great guesses on Facebook yesterday on what the image below (on the right) could possibly be but only one came close.  Drum roll please.....

The answer is nostril wax!  Last year while getting my eyebrows waxed my esthetician asked me if I wanted to try waxing my nostrils too.  I will admit I was completely weirded out by the idea but I am generally up for trying things at least once.  While I discovered that nostril waxing might not be for me, I was shocked at how little it actually hurt and more importantly I was fascinated by how oddly and grossly beautiful the wax lollipop, as I like to call it, was.  I immediately asked her to put it in a bag so I could take it home and photograph it.  So there you have it, nostril waxing, who knew.  That is the shape of the inside of my nostril.

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P.S.  Nostril waxing, in my experience, will not make your nose bleed but these pictures just go so well together, I couldn't help myself. 

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!