7,503 miles: Day 37

The past few weeks I feel like my theatre luck has dwindled. While I was in Maryland, I wasn't able to get ahold of an operational theater early enough so I couldn't get in to take pictures. Then, on our way out, we drove 3 hours to find an abandoned theatre in Ocean Side, MD only to get stuck in so much traffic that we likely would have had to sit for another 3 hours barely moving. My assistant, Noah Dye, and I decided to just chalk it up to a loss and powered through to Connecticut. While I got to visit the Delsea in New Jersey, which was amazing, my attempt to visit and abandoned theatre in Newburgh, NY was sadly met finding a gas station instead. It wasn't all a loss since I found a pretty cool abandoned school to photograph and since these have been my only fails in 37 days I won't complain.

Standing right where the screen likely was less than a year ago in Newburgh, NY.

Standing right where the screen likely was less than a year ago in Newburgh, NY.

Abandoned school Newburgh, NY

Abandoned school Newburgh, NY

This weekend we are turning our luck around. Tomorrow I am heading out of town with my two friends I have been staying with in New York. We are hitting up two abandoned theaters on our way to the other Portland (Maine) and then visiting the Saco Drive-In which is an operational theater that Honda's Project Drive-In was able to save! I hear the Saco Drive-In has a wall of old speakers that I am really excited about seeing. I am also pretty pumped to visit the other Portland.

At least my bit of free time has allowed me to get Wonda the Wonder Honda the bath she truly deserved and get her oil changed and tires rotated. She is still running like a champ and I am so thankful to Honda for loaning her to me. I can't help but think how hard it will be to go back to my beloved Civic after rocking this brand new Fit for the last few month. I know serious problems I am facing here right. Anyhow, I have also had more time to work on editing so here are a few more shots. Hope you enjoy! 

Abandoned Star-Vu Drive-In, Anthony, Kansas

Abandoned Star-Vu Drive-In, Anthony, Kansas

Waiting for the sun to set and the movie to start at the Skyline-Drive-In located in Barstow, CA.

Waiting for the sun to set and the movie to start at the Skyline-Drive-In located in Barstow, CA.

A group of movie goers at Skyline Drive-In, Barstow, CA.

A group of movie goers at Skyline Drive-In, Barstow, CA.


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!