Plotting My Adventure

iMac selfie, hard at work.

iMac selfie, hard at work.

I spent a good chunk of the last few weeks with my eyes glued to the computer searching for drive-in theaters around the country.  It isn't as simple of a task as it may seem.  While there are tons of amazing sites that list all the drive-in theaters all over the country, they don't always have the most up to date information on weather the structures are still standing.  Once I find a place, my search goes something like this:

1)  Google image the drive-in and hopefully find pictures to see if it has the aesthetic appeal I am looking for. 

2)  Start Google search for the most current information about the location (recent photos, articles, property ownership information)

3)  Hopefully find the address or a general close cross street on websites such as http://www.drive-ins.com/ or http://cinematreasures.org/

4)  If I think it is still there I pin it on the map, log it on my spreadsheet with all the info I have about the location.

So far, I have 26 pins on the map and will be hitting up California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and Minnesota.

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As you can see in the photo, the locations are starting to form little clusters all over the country.  Likely, due to weather conditions in these areas since drive-in rely heavily upon mother natures kindness to operate.  I've said it before, but I will say it again.  If you know of an awesome abandoned drive-in that is still standing please let me know!

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!