In honor of his first private photo gallery showing "èmotion" today at the
Utah Arts Alliance in SLC, I decided to revisit some photos from my shoots
with the incredibly talented artist, and inspiring friend,
Chris Madsen of Square Pixel LLC Photography.
Since I first met Square Pixel in June of 2012, he has gained a lot of
(very much deserved!) recognition in the photography and art world.
To see more of our work together, click below! =)
The first time we met it was for a quick, two hour session that was essentially pure experimentation with wet plates, a process that Square Pixel is quickly mastering.
Wetplate images are created on pieces of glass using an hundred year old camera. Imagine the cameras from cartoons where the guy hides under the blanket in the back and the lens looks like an accordion..? That's it.
You can see a neat video of the whole process Here.
The second time I came to visit was to join in the celebration as Square Pixel was a featured artist at the SLC RAWartists showcase (I told you, he's getting famous!) You can read my post on that fun event Here.
This time we did some more wetplates...
AND we had time to go mess around in the recently burned areas outside of the city (and nearly got stranded!).
'Hmmm... I don't remember having to drive half an hour into the middle of nowhere last time. - My phone isn't working either. - Oh hey, my gas light just came on!'
Luckily he found the area and we made it out just fine and I did not have to resort to eating my favorite SLC photographer.
Oh, by the way! Here's the artist himself, with his overly charming 'attack dog' Max.
Congrats on the solo show Square Pixel! I hope that you will still make time for little ol' me on my future adventures when you're world famous! Wish I could make the show. Next time, just send your limo for me. Or the jet, whatevs. ;D
All images are Copyright Square Pixel LLC Photography 2012
To see more of his work check his site www.burningpaperhearts.com (don't ask me about the name, it's not my site. I'm sure it has some very prophetic meaning to the artist).