2,060 miles: Day 10

Four Apple stores, one three hour delay by Obama, a few tears and a few laughs later and I have a working computer...which really means I bought a new computer. An adventure isn't complete without a little chaos and on the road you just have to roll with the punches. I am staying somewhere without internet though so pardon spelling error and upside down photos. I promise those will stop soon but I had so much to report.

View from The Getty

View from The Getty

So highlights, in Los Angeles, I got to meet all the wonderful people at RPA, Honda's advertising agency. It was nice putting faces to all the people I have been emailing with who helped make getting Wonda the Wonder Honda possible. I also got a short but great first visit to The Getty in.

Abandoned piano, Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, CA

Abandoned piano, Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, CA

Salvation Mountain. google this, the guy who made it spent 28 years of his life creating it and just recently passed away. I think the guy looking after it was trying to tell us something with this photo he insisted on taking of me and our wonderful host Natalie.

Salvation Mountain. google this, the guy who made it spent 28 years of his life creating it and just recently passed away. I think the guy looking after it was trying to tell us something with this photo he insisted on taking of me and our wonderful host Natalie.

 

 

We made our way into Palm Springs on Wednesday night and went to explore Salton Sea, Salvation Mountain, and East Jesus on Thursday. Salton Sea has been on my bucket list for years so I was pretty excited to cross it off. It was an interesting day, the kind of day horror movies are made from but we got some awesome pictures and came out alive!

East Jesus is an artist community just past Salvation Mountain. it really did look like something from a horror movie. Amazing art, but I won't lie, while I never saw anyone there was the constant feeling of being watched. It really did feel like the inspiration for House of 1,000 Corpses.

East Jesus is an artist community just past Salvation Mountain. it really did look like something from a horror movie. Amazing art, but I won't lie, while I never saw anyone there was the constant feeling of being watched. It really did feel like the inspiration for House of 1,000 Corpses.

Finally made it out of California today. Even though we are 10 days in, it feels like the adventure is really starting now that we are leaving the west coast. It is crazy hot here though. 

Shot of car thermostat during Salton Sea adventure.

Shot of car thermostat during Salton Sea adventure.

 

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!