Roadside Attractions!

I'm a total sucker for roadside attractions and all the weird stuff you can stumble upon during a trip.  I know stopping at everything is unrealistic but I do plan on researching things that will be along my way.  Today I discovered roadtrippers.com.  An amazing website that I can map my trip out on.  It lets me plug in dates, pick my route, and give me time and gas cost estimates which am sure are way better than what I was attempting to do in my head.

Here is my first rough trip outline.  This will be changing as I find more locations over the next few months. I am currently at 9,656 miles and an estimated 152 hrs 23 min trip.  I better start working on some awesome mix CDs to listen to.

Here is my first rough trip outline.  This will be changing as I find more locations over the next few months. I am currently at 9,656 miles and an estimated 152 hrs 23 min trip.  I better start working on some awesome mix CDs to listen to.

It also allows me to look up roadside attractions that are on my route already.  So far I am pretty excited about going to see the Evil Dead Cabin located in Morristown, Tennessee.  It burnt down several years ago but it says there are still sights to be seen and if it's on the way then I might as well make a pit stop!  I also plan on stopping at the Overbrook Asylum in Cedar Grove, New Jersey where most of Choke was filmed since I am a sucker for abandoned creepy things.

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!