2,684 miles: Day 12

You guys, I am actually writing this blog post from a fully functional computer! You probably aren't as excited about that as I am but you should be. This hopefully means no more upside down images and, most importantly, it means I can start sharing stuff other than iPhone photos. So enjoy this mostly visual update! 

Abandoned theatre in Yerington, NV. This was the first stop on our trip and the same theatre with the rainbow images I posted earlier.

Abandoned theatre in Yerington, NV. This was the first stop on our trip and the same theatre with the rainbow images I posted earlier.

Shot of the screen as we waited to for Skyline Drive-in located in Barstow, CA to open up for the night. This place is amazing. Two screens, and a incredible view all the way around. Great place for watching a movie and seeing a breath taking sunset.

Shot of the screen as we waited to for Skyline Drive-in located in Barstow, CA to open up for the night. This place is amazing. Two screens, and a incredible view all the way around. Great place for watching a movie and seeing a breath taking sunset.

Abandoned cafe at Salton Sea.

Abandoned cafe at Salton Sea.

Abandoned home in Bombay Beach during our visit to Salton Sea.

Abandoned home in Bombay Beach during our visit to Salton Sea.

Shot of Wonda the Wonder Honda in Tonto National Forest. You can see just how much stuff we managed to cram into the 2015 Honda Fit. In a few days, I will try and get a picture of all the stuff unloaded by the car. It really is impressive. Thank you again to Honda for loaning me the Fit for this adventure. Now that we are well into our trip, as amazing as my 2006 Civic is, I can't imagine her lasting the whole way and we would have paid way more for gas. Wonda has been getting 38mpg. Please note that all opinions stated about the car are my own opinions.

Shot of Wonda the Wonder Honda in Tonto National Forest. You can see just how much stuff we managed to cram into the 2015 Honda Fit. In a few days, I will try and get a picture of all the stuff unloaded by the car. It really is impressive. Thank you again to Honda for loaning me the Fit for this adventure. Now that we are well into our trip, as amazing as my 2006 Civic is, I can't imagine her lasting the whole way and we would have paid way more for gas. Wonda has been getting 38mpg. Please note that all opinions stated about the car are my own opinions.

Dust storm or as I just learned a haboob in Tempe, AZ. Got in the car to go to a theatre in Globe, AZ that recently closed and my phone started beeping with a weather alert about a dust storm. Being the west coasters that we are, we hoped in the car anyway. Minutes later, this is what we came upon. We ended up turning around but not before I hoped out to get a few shots! Thanks to Noah my amazing assistant for capturing this. 

Dust storm or as I just learned a haboob in Tempe, AZ. Got in the car to go to a theatre in Globe, AZ that recently closed and my phone started beeping with a weather alert about a dust storm. Being the west coasters that we are, we hoped in the car anyway. Minutes later, this is what we came upon. We ended up turning around but not before I hoped out to get a few shots! Thanks to Noah my amazing assistant for capturing this. 

Abandoned marquee from Tonto Drive-In located in Winslow, AZ.

Abandoned marquee from Tonto Drive-In located in Winslow, AZ.

Alright, off to explore New Mexico 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!