Making new friends

Damn, these last few weeks have been insane.  Aside from the Kickstarter which in and of itself is a full time job (and has 8 days left to make my goal), I have been doing a ton of freelance work.  No complaints here, but I haven't had much time to share some of the great things that have been happening.

As part of my Kickstarter promotion, I have been contacting various blogs, businesses, and drive-in owners all over.  From the months of research I did prior to launching my campaign, I learned that most of what can make or break you is really getting your project out there in front of as many people as possible.  This was a great way to get myself out from behind the safety of the internet and actually start making human connections so I could partner up with people who do amazing things that I admire.  

Over the last few weeks I have had met some amazing people over email and phone calls and I am so excited to hopefully be meeting many of them in person when I am on the road!  Let me introduce you to some of their great work:

*C.C. at Drive-In Film Festival which is a Brooklyn based non profit that works hard to bring new independent films to drive-in theaters free of charge.  C.C. and I chatted on the phone the other week and hit it off as if we were old friends.  It is always exciting when you find someone who as excited as you are about drive-ins.  I can't wait for our paths to cross!

*Jessica at Chronically Vintage runs an amazing blog dedicated to all things vintage.  She has a wonderful eye for style and brings an entire range of all things vintage.  Today she was kind enough to include my Kickstarter in her links to check out for April.

*Kipp at Drive-ins.com has put together such a great resource of information from drive-in theaters all over the country!  I am really excited to help him update some of the images on his website as I make my journey!

*Josh, owner of Blue Starlite Drive-In located in Austin, TX has created an authentic urban drive-in with window speakers and all!  I am going to be visiting the Blue Starlite on my trip and I am ridiculously excited about the speakers.  I'm a dork, I know.

*Sasha at Tattooed Martha operates a cooking, crafts, and personal blog.  Her drink and food recipes make me drool on a regular basis.  While I know Sasha in person and have the pleasure of working with her regularly and calling her a friend, she deserves mention here for being so positive and supportive through this crazy process. 

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!