Inspiraton Friday!

I pull ideas and inspiration for a multitude of sources each and every day.  So much of my work references movies, other artists, and other sources of inspiration.  I figured maybe I would start sharing them to help inspire others. 

To start this off I just had to share the coupling of my wonderful home of Portland, OR with one of my favorite contemporary photographers, Alex Prager.  I absolutely love the new promo shots she did for the show Portlandia!  While, part of me really wishes that a show about Portland would have picked an artist from Portland, I guess if they were going to go outside of our fair city, they couldn't have made a better choice. 

Image sourced from Juxtapoz Magazine

Image sourced from Juxtapoz Magazine

Check out Alex Prager's website for more of her amazing and colorful work.

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!