104th St. Drive-In: Portland, OR

Planning for the trip is moving along so quickly.  Today my Kickstarter video is being finalized and I will be submitting the project for approval tomorrow.  I must admit, the closer this all gets to becoming a reality, the more excited and nervous I get.  

Here is the final image from my photo shoot a few weeks ago at the 104th St. Drive-In located here in Portland, OR where we also did some of the filming for my Kickstarter video.  I have visited this abandoned sign several times trying to figure out the perfect way to photograph it.  The sign it self is pretty amazing but being right next to a busy road and a bunch of warehouses, I wasn't overly inspired by the rest of the setting.  And then, I remembered how we used to sneak extra people into the drive-in theater as a kid.  Hiding out in the trunk and then popping out for the movie.  Looking, back that maybe wasn't the most honest thing and we probably could have just paid the extra few bucks but that's not my point here.  I wanted to recreate that feeling with this photograph.

Fun fact, if you missed my last blog post, the screen from this abandoned theater was donated to 99W Drive-In located in Newberg, OR after their screen had been badly damaged by a storm.

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!