chris.rivera •WINTER MISTRESS•
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| She was born of the forest and rose to her rightful power. The trees lent their strength to her and the snow was her comfort as she mediated between the gods above the nature below her. |
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| Model: the gorgeous and mystical @shelbyrobinsonphotos #wgfg2015 |
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chris.rivera #GOLDENEARTHMEET•
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| IT'S HERE! Join me in celebrating Earth Week by creating amazing photos and making memories with other instagrammers! We'll be having a nature inspired dress by the spectacular @michellehebertofficial modeled to shoot as well!
Where: Golden Valley Ranch.
When: Saturday, April 23rd at 6:00!
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to message me! Feel free to spread this around as well!|
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| Model: @asenseofhuber |
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chris.rivera •SCARLET•
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| A video from @popscure's #explorevasquez meetup a month or so ago! I love going to Vasquez rocks whenever I can because it's such a unique place! Thank to @allisonejoseph for being an amazing muse. |
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chris.rivera •POISONING•
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| Her dark tears slowly rolled down her face as she remembered the heartache she endured. With each memory, the nature around her became poisoned by her sadness. |
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| Model: The crazy amazing @shandude! It was incredible getting to meet her and @chrismelberger back a few months ago! |
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chris.rivera •THE RELEASE•
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| 365:365. the land was dry, desolate and deprived of the positive energy that once lived there, so the man tried to escape. running to the sky, he pulled with all of his might to leave the grasp of his dark past. |
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| I'M FINISHED! Little did I know that it'd take me 3 and a half years or so to complete my "365", but without even starting this project, I would have never known what I know about photography or myself! I want to thank everyone who has joined me on this journey throughout my project and I love each and every one of you! |
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chris.rivera •ESCAPE•
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| The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones. ~John Maynard Keynes |
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| model: the awesome @pennymug, who I met at Mount Tam a while back! |
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chris.rivera •SELFIE•
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|Howdy there, everyone! First off, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted a normal self-portrait of yours truly. For everyone who’s newish to my account:welcome! My name is Chris Rivera and here’s some things about me you probably didn’t know:

I was the biggest Egyptian myth freak when I was a kid. Like I drew all sorts of pictures, rented plenty of books from the library, etc. But don’t ask me about the whack movie “Gods of Egypt”… I don’t mess with that.
I’m a chip/popcorn whore. Especially tortilla chips and movie theater popcorn. I’m a freakin’ savage when one of those are in my way.
I’m super ghetto at work: I twerk, I do the splits, I sing Ludacris, A$AP Rocky and Kanye West as I make lattes and frappucinos. I used to do all of this at both Chipotle and Starbucks, but now I just work at the Bux (@buxatverdugo, is my store’s account!)

I’d love to know more about you guys, feel free to share in the comments! I genuinely appreciate your support of my art and I thank you! :) |
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| shout out to @laciedoeshair for the new look, go check out her beautiful hair work! P.S. This was taken in my backyard. |
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chris.rivera •LADY OF LAVENDER•
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| 364:365. all she knew was lavender: it was the air she breathed, it was the pillow she fell on, and it was the one she fell back to when she was in a time of need. |
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| model (and makeup): the stunning and incredibly talented @kellyybelly / @facebykel!

don't forget go click on "post notifications" on the top right to keep up with my work! |
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chris.rivera •HOT AND COLD•
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|A video I made with @shaynecollins on a freakin' cold night a while back! Thanks for lending is your roof bro and thanks to @aikaaagreen and @eliasweemaes for helping me out!|
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chris.rivera •HOT AND COLD•
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|blue: the color that signifies calmness, tranquility and stability; the trust and loyalty that comes with it.|
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| model: the freakin' awesome @shaynecollins, with assistance from the dynamic duo @aikaaagreen and @eliasweemaes ! |
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chris.rivera •HOT AND COLD•
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|red: the color that signifies fire, passion and sensitivity; the lust and the desire that comes with it. it burns like a candle in the night, never to be extinguished. |
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| model: the freakin' awesome @shaynecollins, with assistance from the dynamic duo @aikaaagreen and @eliasweemaes ! |
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chris.rivera •THE FEEDING•
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|day 363:365. being entrusted as a general of the shadows, he betrayed the men that turned him to the dark in pursuit of more power. he fed off of the lives of those less worthy and was relentless in his ways, becoming a monster. |
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| sequel image to THE CONFORMING. #selfportrait|
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chris.rivera •SIBLINGS OF WINTER•
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| 362:365. they were thick as thieves: never would they leave each other's side. through various trials and persecutions they faced, it was them against the world. |
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| models are @vincentminorphoto and @aleah_michele (who's birthday so happens to be today) from when i met them at #wgfg2015! go check out their amazing work and wish Aleah a happy birthday! |
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chris.rivera •BOY OF THE WOODS•
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| 361:365. the woods are lovely, dark and deep. but i have promises to keep, and miles to go before i sleep. ~robert frost|
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| model is the freakin' amazing squirrel/bird/any wild animal whisperer, @kpunkka! it was super awesome getting to meet this guy in person, go check out his awesome feed! |
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chris.rivera •VALENTINE'S NIGHT•
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| She lives through the night as a mysterious woman with unknown tastes. A woman of seduction and confidence, she knows what she wants. |
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| Model: @natalieluoma
A Valentine's Night shoot with my cousin Natalie! Inspired by Beyoncé's "Partition".|
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chris.rivera •VALENTINE'S DAY•
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| She lives through the day as a modern woman with brilliant tastes. A woman of class and desire, she knows what she wants. |
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| Model and MUA: @kellyybelly / @facebykel
A Valentine's Day shoot with my friend Kelly, who's an amazing makeup artist! Inspired by Beyoncé's "Yoncé" portion of "Partition".|
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chris.rivera •DARK MATTER•
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| Footage taken from my shoot "DARK MATTER" with @vinnybalbo in the LA river before they closed down the #6thstreetbridge last week! Go check out Vinny's amazing feed full of crazy dance videos and cool photos!|
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| model: @vinnybalbo |
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chris.rivera •DARK MATTER: PART III•
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| day 360:365. after an intense and heavy feeling of control went over the man, a portal opened and it sent off waves to the newly possessed subject. he leapt into the darkness to join his new kin.|
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| model is @vinnybalbo! |
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chris.rivera •DARK MATTER: PART II•
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| day 359:365. as soon as he touched the abstract being he was curious about, dark forces abruptly started to constrict him and suffocate him. his life force was starting to fade as he was blinded.|
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| model is the fantastic @vinnybalbo |
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chris.rivera •DARK MATTER: PART I•
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| day 358:365. he ventured alone into the city until he found a mysteriously tall figure, commanding his attention. being curious of the unknown being, he walked closer to examine what was so mesmerizing about it.|
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| model is the fantastic @vinnybalbo |
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