Something Unexpected

I knew going into this Kickstarter that it was going to be an amazing lesson in gratitude and community.  You can't create a project and have any hopes of success without the love and support of those close to you.  You put it out into the world but it is your friends and family that spread the word beyond your reach.  When I say I couldn't do this without your support, it isn't an exaggeration.  It is the honest truth. 

What has been so amazing though is not just the support from those that I talk to regularly (don't get me wrong that has been overwhelming and humbling) but those I haven't seen or spoken to in years.  With the internet we are all so connected but how many times do you actually comment or reach out to that old high school buddy, or relative you haven't seen years, or friend you just lost touch with as you aged.

So many of these people have come out to pledge their support of what I am doing.  I have reconnected with a number of people and it feels so amazing to not just scroll through their Facebook or Instagram posts and gather what is going on but to actually connect again.  Best of all, since my project involves a huge road trip around the country, I am also making plans to see many of these people as I pass through their cities on my trip.  

So today, I am feeling grateful for all of you out there near and far.  Who I talk to everyday or who I haven't seen in years.  Cue cheese part....because knowing each of you has helped bring me to where I am today.

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!