Mapping it out

This is my view today! A combination of Honda's Project Drive-In map for a better view of operational drive-in theaters.  My map on roadtrippers.com, of abandoned theaters, and my new map that hopefully includes me picking up my first travel buddy in Oakland! As I have said before, I am trying not to create an overly ridged timeline so I can allow myself the time needed to capture the perfect shots at each drive-in theater that I visit. I will need a bit of a planning though since I am will be breaking my trips off into a few "hubs" as I have been calling them. These will be cities that I know I have a place to stay for a bit of time that I will be using as my home base and then visiting all the drive-in theaters within a few hours distance before moving on to the next hub. 

I have a few other things to consider as I plan my trip.  Things like the fact that many operational theaters are only open Friday-Sunday. Also, and this might sound kind of nerdy, tracking where I will be during the full moon.  A full moon offers the best possibly lighting for night time photograph and can help to create an amazing and dramatic atmosphere so I want to be sure that I am at specific locations during these nights.

Time to go put on another pot of coffee! It is going to be a long day but I am really excited to start nailing some of this down more so I can start calling friends and telling them when I will be seeing them!

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!