Portland to Brooklyn

Juliet, my model from the 104th St. Drive-In photo and I on a morning skate. Have I mentioned I will have my skates with me on the trip? So excited to skate all over this beautiful country!

Juliet, my model from the 104th St. Drive-In photo and I on a morning skate. Have I mentioned I will have my skates with me on the trip? So excited to skate all over this beautiful country!

I am really excited to report that I officially have a road trip buddy for this half of the trip! My friend Noaa announced that he was moving from Oakland to New York City and I was able to convince him to drive out with me. Noaa is also a photographer which means that he will be a great assistant and will fully understand when I abruptly stop in the middle of nowhere to photograph some random bit of awesome that might catch my eye.

After looking at lots of maps, drinking way to much coffee, and taking a few really great skating breaks to clear my head, I am happy to report that the final itinerary for the trip is coming together! I have decided to break it down into three sections. Portland to Brooklyn, the East Coast, and then my trip back West. So, here is the Portland to Brooklyn trip! It will take us a month to get there!

With so many moving pieces it was becoming really overwhelming trying to plan out the entire trip. Coordinating schedules of people we can stay with, being in the right locations on the weekends to photograph operational theaters and giving ourself enough time to really capture each place before moving on. I won't lie, it was stressing me out a bit.  Every time I would talk to a friend they would ask about the itinerary and I would just kind of laugh and say, "I'll figure it out before I leave." It feel really good to have one section done!

Click the map and head over to roadtrippers.com to see a more interactive version of our trip. Zoom in on the map and see all the cities we will be stopping in. Maybe one will be near you!

Click the map and head over to roadtrippers.com to see a more interactive version of our trip. Zoom in on the map and see all the cities we will be stopping in. Maybe one will be near you!

If you have a place for us to stay along the way or something amazing that we must see...or better yet you know of an amazing swimming hole please let me know! Man, I am already day dreaming about all the swimming.

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!