Newsletter: What the hell have I been up to?

Seriously, where is this year going? It has been full of amazing things but how is it already mid August! Anyhow, here are a few of the awesome things I have been doing:

Amazing Clients:

Pacific Northwest College of Art

In May, I had the privilege of work with my alma mater to update their Look Book images. Since my graduation back in 2012, PNCA has moved into the old 501 post office building on NW Broadway. It was really fun getting to see the new space, even if I was admittedly a little (ok a lot) jealous of the new facilities.

The Color of NOW

There is so much happening in our world and there is a serious need for open discussions on topics that can be hard to talk about if we want progress. The Color of NOW's is, offering a safe platform for those discussions to happen while mixing in art. Their goal is to offer "a multimedia lecture/discussion series that stimulates individual growth and community health by offering a robust education designed to eradicate systems of oppression in the U.S." I was so honored to document one of their lectures focusing on "The Visibility of Privilege." I highly recommend following their Facebook page and if you are in the Portland area, attending one of their events.

Cody

Cody contacted me wanting to do an Old Hollywood inspired shoot, which clearly, is right up my alley! I teamed up with hair and makeup goddess, Alix Zimmermann and we had one of the most entertaining shoots ever. This girl was so fun to work with and I can't wait for November to roll around because we already have a hilarious holiday card shoot on the books!

The Get Ahead

I have been working with The Get Ahead almost since their inception. I love this band and it was so much fun going into the recording studio with them as they worked on their new album with producer, Son Little. I can't wait to hear all of the new tracks!

Features:

My series, Disconnected, is showcased next to several other amazing artists in the most recent issue of UK based, #Photography Magazine. You can also check out an interview with me on their blog to learn a little bit more about this project.

A few months ago, USA Today, asked me to submit my 20 favorite drive-ins to be compiled with submissions from a few other "experts," to create a contest for the 10 Best Drive-In Theatres in the U.S.A. While I wish I knew every single drive-in that was out there, I was happy to submit selections from my own experience and research. I'm sure several amazing ones were missed but hopefully the article brought attention to ALL drive-in theatres out there. I am also please to say that 99W Drive-In, in Newberg, Oregon, where the inspiration for my book Drive-In America started, got voted #1! 

Personal Life:

It hasn't been all work and no play. I have had some awesome adventures the last few month!

In May, we took a trip to the Bahama's with my best friends from Iowa. I decided to go for a full week of zero responsibilities. I unplugged completely. No phone, no laptop, and no camera. Just awesome people, drinks, and tons of swimming!

In May, we took a trip to the Bahama's with my best friends from Iowa. I decided to go for a full week of zero responsibilities. I unplugged completely. No phone, no laptop, and no camera. Just awesome people, drinks, and tons of swimming!

Once we got back from the Bahamas, I hit the ground running and have mostly been working for the last two months but I managed to squeeze in a few adventures on the tail end of a work trip to Bend, OR. This is a pic from my 7 mile hike around Smith Rock!

Once we got back from the Bahamas, I hit the ground running and have mostly been working for the last two months but I managed to squeeze in a few adventures on the tail end of a work trip to Bend, OR. This is a pic from my 7 mile hike around Smith Rock!

I was also able to hit up this amazing hot spring just south of Bend! The lake was freezing but the hot springs were just right and the view was breathtaking. We also drank an entire box of wine while soaking. It was a damn good day!

I was also able to hit up this amazing hot spring just south of Bend! The lake was freezing but the hot springs were just right and the view was breathtaking. We also drank an entire box of wine while soaking. It was a damn good day!

That is it for now. I hope all of you are having an amazing summer. And, as always, if you are looking to do some fun, crazy, and amazing photo shoots, hit me up!

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!