Go Big or Go Home

That is going to be my motto for 2014.  I have been stirring up some big ideas for a few months now.  As some of you may have noticed, I have been posting a lot asking about abandoned drive-in locations and I am finally ready to unveil my big idea to the world...Drive-Ins:  Capturing America's Past, a photographic tour giving new narratives to the forgotten American Drive-In theaters of our past.

The big plan will be to hit the road mid July or early August and travel to as many abandoned and operational drive-in theaters as I can.  At each location, I will stage and photograph models interacting with the space to create narratives that bring together my own nostalgic past with drive-ins, their history, and the new life these abandoned structures have taken.

I am in the early process of the project right now, which means mapping out and researching locations and fundraising.  If you are interested in keeping up with this project, I am now dedicating a blog on my website specifically to it, which can be found HERE.   You can track my progress in planning the trip and seeing where I will be going, behind the scenes images from photos shoots, as well as fundraising efforts (expect a Kickstarter in the very near future), and being with me for every step of my adventure!

I hope you are all as excited about this project as I am because I won't be able to do it without YOUR help!  For now, I will leave you with an image from my visit this past summer to the Hilltop Drive-In located in Joliet, IL.  For more images, check out the new blog.

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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!