Burning Paper Hearts

Photographer Male Salt Lake City, Utah, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/squarepixel
Mayhem # 1279599

About Me

Traveling  smile
San Francisco February 12-15
Texas the entire month of April

And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

I see the world in tones and colors.

I am a published and gallery displayed artist. The most important thing to me is art. I fell in love with visual imagery while working as a graphic designer. I would describe my work as emotionally cinematic. I shoot mostly strong emotional pieces that are dark or macabre but still feminine and beautiful. I create my work to let the viewer experience the emotion and let their imagination tell a story.


I shoot digital, film, and wet plate collidion. I am constantly trying to evolve my art to evoke my feelings into an image that will match the splendor in my head. Art is ever evolving and a beautiful challenge.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
~Edgar Allan Poe

As an artist I mainly shoot trade work. Being an artist is not making me rich (not with money, but rich in my soul) so I really cant afford to pay most models. I am always willing to to buy dinner, host, provide smiles and share my love for art. I like to work with models that also have a deep connection with art themselves.  If I print something I am try to make sure the model gets a print of what we shoot. I shoot the human form often and I am not trying to make you look "pretty" my work is raw and emotional and flawed. Most of my work is gallery work and travels with me to art festivals around the country.

I just added a bunch of new photos on www.burningpaperhearts.com you can see even more work there. Click the link above :-)

"If I had but two loaves of bread, I would sell one and buy hyacinths for they would feed my soul"

Photo by Martin Rivero

Other places you can find me:

Burning Paper Hearts: www.burningpaperhearts.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/burningpaperhearts
Instagram: www.instagram.com/burningpaperhearts
My Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/burningpaperhearts
Tumblr: www.squarepixel.tumblr.com
Deviant Art: www.square-pixel.deviantart.com


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  • Model
  • Female
  • Ogden, Utah, United States

"I have known him for 6 years and he continues to grow and reshape his craft. He is excellent to work with and I love his work."

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: May 2017


  • Model
  • Female
  • Portland, Oregon, United States

"Chris is one of the nicest people in the whole world."

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: October 2015


  • Model
  • Female
  • New York, New York, United States

"Very chill and fun to talk to, I was instantly comfortable working with him. He is very talented and comes up with some incredible edits and impressive artwork."

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: January 2016


  • Model
  • Female
  • Tampa, Florida, United States

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: July 2015


  • Model
  • Female
  • Saint George, Utah, United States

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: January 2016
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Credit Notes

I have a hard time keeping up this list of people so I do make sure I link everyone to there profile in my images. And if you would like more references feel free to hit me up I am always happy to give them to you.

Gallery / Festival Shows

Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Dallas TX
Lubbock Arts Festival, Lubbock TX
Redlands Festival of Art, Redlands CA
Fringe Festival, Salt Lake City UT
Taste of Colorado, Denver CO
Art City Austin, Austin TX
Pride Festival, Salt Lake City UT
Fall Festival, Bend OR
UAA (Utah Arts Alliance), Salt Lake City UT
Submerged in Art, Salt Lake City UT
Sketch Cabaret (Featured Artist), Salt Lake City UT
Raw Artist, Salt Lake City UT
Raw Artist, Las Vegas NV
Gallery 4N5, San Francisco CA
Utah Arts Festival Gallery, Salt Lake City UT
Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City UT
Urban Arts Gallery, Salt Lake City UT
Urban Arts Festival, Salt Lake City UT
Craft Lake City, Salt Lake City UT
Gallery of Contemporary Art and Design, Salt Lake City UT
Park Silly Market, Park City UT
White Party (Featured Artist), Salt Lake City UT
First Friday, Las Vegas NV
On The Edge, San Francisco CA
Comic Con, Salt Lake City UT

Printed Publication

Gothesque Magazine
Senza Respiro Magazine
Salt Lake Tribune
Now Magazine
Vogue Italia:  http://www.vogue.it/en/photovogue/Profi … 8674f/User
Fixe Magazine

If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.
~Pablo Picasso


Flawless Beauty   94 pics
I want to hang this on my wall   60 pics
More Inspiration   64 pics
My Inspiration   71 pics
My work floating around   4 pics
The eyes have it   16 pics
Wet Plate Radness   8 pics



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