7,232 miles: Day 28

Mailed some more Kickstarter rewards so keep your eyes open if you were in the $10-$25 backer range!

Mailed some more Kickstarter rewards so keep your eyes open if you were in the $10-$25 backer range!

Hello, New York! Hello, relaxation and reorganizing!

Brooklyn bridge

Brooklyn bridge

I have parted ways with my assistant Noah Dye. He will be helping me with a few things while I am still on the east coast but then he stays here to start his new life in his new home. So, if you need your portrait taken in New York City, or you are looking for a detected and hard working assistant look him up!

A sign in more ways than one...

A sign in more ways than one...

I made it to New York City Sunday evening and I am so excited to be here. Not only am I staying with two of my very dear friends, New York also marks a changing point in the trip for me. I am taking a few days off to give myself some space from the project. Take some time to think about other things and go through all my images so I can hit the second half of this trip hard knowing exactly what I want out of it. 

Finally getting some exercise in. Biking with Christina all over the city...well, here I was just walking around with my helmet as we went to pick up a bike so I just looked like a crazy person.

Finally getting some exercise in. Biking with Christina all over the city...well, here I was just walking around with my helmet as we went to pick up a bike so I just looked like a crazy person.

It was really hard when I was about to leave for the trip. Everyone wanted to know exactly what the book was going to look like and what I was going to be shooting. I had an idea obviously, but it was hard to know how the project was going to progress when I hadn't seen any of the locations in person. I have now photographed 20 theaters, four operational and sixteen abandoned ones. I have a substantial amount of work now that I can look at and process. On my way back, I will be visiting more operational theaters, which I am really excited about. I really have loved the opportunity to talk to the owners and hear their stories. I have learned so much from each of them about the history, the successes and struggles of running this type of business, and a lot about upgrading to digital projectors and what all of that entails.

Enjoying a refreshing cocktail on a boat.

Enjoying a refreshing cocktail on a boat.

For now, enjoy my random photos from my New York adventures and more drive-in theaters will be coming soon!

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!