CURRICULUM VITAE

DANIEL J TORRES
HI@DANIELJTORRES.US

TECHNICAL SKILLS
▪ Digital Photography, tethered and untethered image processing from import to export
▪ Mastery of CaptureOne, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom), and Apple/Windows OS
▪ Proficiency in both Canon and Nikon camera systems and lenses for photo and video
▪ Conceptualizing and executing artificial lighting, both in studio and in the field, using Profoto, Briese, & other lighting systems
▪ Storage, indexing, archival, and metadata upkeep of files in high volume settings such as a commercial photography studio
▪ Use and maintanance of standard various grip and lighting equipment on set and in pre-produciton.
▪ Film photography; developing, printing, negative scanning, alternative processes, and archival
▪ Extensive understanding of color theory, rules of composition, and history of photography
▪ Writing, copy editing, proofreading, and keyword research
▪ Educational/instructional techniques, such as scaffolding, as well as experience working with ESL students of many backgrounds and levels.
▪ Writing (academic, creative and thesis), copy editing, proofreading, and keyword research

MEDIA EMPLOYMENT & OTHER EXPERIENCE
2019 - Current: Shein, Lead Photographer. Fashion E-commerce platform shipping to over 220 countries around the world.
2013 - 2020: Bridgetown DIY, Co-Director & Founding Member. Collectively organized, egalitarian community center founded & operating in La Puente, CA.
2016 - 2019: Forever 21, Global Creative, Senior Photographer. Fashion retailer founded & based in Los Angeles, CA 
2016 - 2018: Federation of Autonomous Resource & Art Spaces, Vice Chair. Non-profit organization seeking to connect & support social centers, community art spaces, & more.
2014 - 2016: Campus Times, University of La Verne, Photography Editor. Newspaper serving ULV & La Verne Community.
2014 - 2016: La Verne Magazine, Staff Photographer. Magazine serving community of La Verne published by ULV Communications Department.
2014 - 2017: HELP Productions, co-founder & camera operator. Production company currently editing it’s first film, Taking Space: Documentary.
2014 - 2016: Get Up & Burn Down, Co-Founder & Contributor. Zine, printing press, & design project based in southern California
2013 - 2016: Academic Success Center, University of La Verne, Peer Tutor, Writing. Providing tutoring & support to ULV students, with a focus on ESL students.
2009 - 2014: Steve Clarkson Dream Maker, Staff Photographer. Quarterback academy & private coaching.

SELECTED PAST CLIENTS, PUBLICATIONS & COMMISSIONS
▪ Vans (producer/photography on: Spring 2019 Ecom Lifestyle campaign, Fall 2019 Designer Curated, Fall 2019 Active Adults, Spring 2020 Active Adults campaign, & more)
▪ City of Los Angeles (panoramic installations on City Hall Observation Deck, construction site photographs for Gaffey Street Pedestrian Bridge & El Pueblo Puesto Renovations)
▪ Forever 21 x Wilson/Pepsi/Honda (producer/photography on various web features and in store campaigns)
▪ Sit & Sleep (Digitech/assitant on Spring 2019 in store campaign)
▪ Work published by: Noisey/Vice Magazine, Idioteq, Impose Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, Bandcamp, & more (See SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHIC BIBLIOGRAPHY below)

SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHIC BIBLIOGRAPHY (see also: Commercial Work, 2016 – Present)
2019 Leigh Bardugo's ‘Ninth House’ and the Complexity of Trigger Warnings, Vice. Photography
2019 GHOST SPIRIT TAKE EMO TO DARK PLACES ON ANGUISHED NEW TRACK, Kerrang!. Featured photograph
2018 Wilson Tennis x Forever 21 Debut Retro, Logo-Rich Capsule That Can’t Be Matched, Design Taxi. Featured photographs, lighting
2018 Daniel J Torres Photo Column – La Bella at Nux Fest VI, Razorcake. Featured photograph, writing
2018 Daniel J Torres Photo Column – Summer Vacation’s Mark sings with Leer at VLHS, June 25th, 2017, Razorcake. Featured photograph, writing
2018 Pinned in Place Premiers Sophomore Album, Bad Copy. Featured photographs
2018 HONDA & FOREVER 21 ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION, Transworld. Featured photographs, lighting
2018 Forever 21 Taps Honda for Vintage-Inspired Racing Capsule, High Snobiety. Featured photographs, lighting
2017 Taking Space: A Prologue. Producer, director, camera operator, & assistant editor
2016 IN THE ATOMIC GARDEN WITH JACK SHIRLEY, Impose Magazine. Featured photographs
2016 LA BELLA / GHOSTLIMB Record Release Show (Remembered by Cam of La Bella), xCLUSIVxFeatured Photographs
2016 LA BELLA’S ‘IDES’ LP IS A BLAST OF SCREAMO PERFECTION, Noisey. Featured photograph
2016 Stream LA screamo band La Bella’s debut album ‘Ides,’ Brooklyn Vegan. Featured photograph
2016 Ides, La Bella. Photography
2016 No Tradtions, VRILPhotography
2015 Premiere: Jazz punks La Bella record debut LP at the Bay Area’s Atomic Garden, The Bay Bridged. Multiple featured photographs
2015 Song Premiere: La Bella - Wellspring, New Noise Magazine. Featured photograph
2015 Let’s Move, Tough Stuff. Insert photograph
2015 “Rebuild the World” - An Interview with La Bella / Bridgetown DIY Collective, IDIOTEQ. Multiple photographs
2015 The Electronic Drug,” La Verne Magazine, Summer 2015 Edition. Photography
2015 “Beyond the Net,” La Verne Magazine, Summer 2015 EditionPhotography
2015 This Documentary Wants To Help Keep The Ché Café Alive, New Noise Magazine. Videography
2015 Taking Space Documentary Authors Talk About Ché Café, DIYconspiracy.net. Videography
2015 Taking Space Trailer II, Taking Space: A Documentary, HELP Productions. Videography
2015 “Property Damage: A Love Song,” Moon Bandits, HELP Productions. Videography. 
2015 2014 (solo publication), Get Up & Burn Down. Photography, design, printing & assembly
2015 Green Grass Goes Gold,” La Verne Magazine, Winter 2014 Edition. Photography
2014 Taking Space Trailer I, Taking Space: A Documentary, HELP ProductionsVideography
2014 Don’t Look For Me, Left Astray. Photography & Layout Design.
2014 #1, Get Up & Burn Down. Multiple photographs, printing & assembly
2014 Sledding with Tigers new album full stream; “A Necessary Bummer,” PUNXSAVETHEEARTH. Featured Photograph
2014 POZ Video Premiere: Sledding With Tigers - “Not So Body Posi After All,” Property of Zack. Videography
2014 “Not So Body Posi After All,” Sledding With Tigers, HELP Productions. Videography. 
2014 Stream: Sledding with Tigers - A Necessary Bummer, Modern Vinyl. Featured Photograph
2014 POZ Stream: Sledding with Tigers - “Not So Body Posi After All,” Property of Zack. Featured photograph
2013 Essays, La Bella. Multiple photographs
2013 Confines, Left Astray. Insert photograph (Uncredited)
2013 “High,” Tough Stuff. Direction, Videography, & editing
2013 College, Tough Stuff. Photographs on record labels. (Uncredited)
2012 Everydayissaturday #1.5 (solo publication), Self Released. Photography, design, writing, printing & assembly
2012 Everydayissaturday #1 (solo publication), Self Released. Photography, design, writing, printing & assembly
2012 “That’s a Plus,” Tusitala+. Directing, editing, photography/videography. Co-published with 2011 - 2012 Tusitala staff.
2010 Nine Months, Wilderness . Multiple photographs

EDUCATION
2012 - 2016: BA Photography, University of La Verne, California 
2008 - 2012: Bishop Amat Memorial High School, La Puente, California

RELATED COURSEWORK
Elementary Photography, Documentary Photography, Newspaper & Magazine Staff Photography, Photoshop,
Portrait Photography, Digital Photo Retouching, Landscape Photography, Studio Lighting,
Architectural Photography, Weddings & Events Photography, Digital Portfolio, Senior Project

OTHER COURSEWORK
Writing Theory & Practice, Fiction Writing, Poetry Writing, Literary Magazine Staff, Introduction to Creative Writing

HONORS/AWARDS
2016 Academic Recognition, Photography, Department of Photography, University of La Verne, California
2016 Newspaper Sports Photograph, First Place, Campus Times, Department of Communications, University of La Verne, California
2016 Newspaper Sports Photograph, Third Place, Campus Times, Department of Communications, University of La Verne, California
2015 Magazine Feature Photograph, First Place, La Verne Magazine, Department of Communications, University of La Verne, California
2015 Newspaper Feature Photograph, First Place, Campus Times, Department of Communications, University of La Verne, California
2015 Talking Head Photograph, Honorable Mention, Campus Times, Department of Communications, University of La Verne, California
2012 Performance Scholarship Recipient, Photography. University of La Verne, California

EDITORIAL POSITIONS
2015 - 2016: Campus Times, Photography Editor. Communications Department, University of La Verne, California
2014 - 2015: La Verne Magazine, Photography Editor. Communications Department, University of La Verne, California
2011 - 2012: Tusitala+, Design Editor & Head Photographer. Tusitala Yearbook, Bishop Amat High School, La Puente, California

EXHIBITIONS
2016 untitled exhibit w/ Amanda Duvall, Gabriel De Alba, Omar Solorio. Bridgetown DIY, La Puente, California
2016 f/Stop Won’t Stop II. Bridgetown DIY, La Puente, California
2015 On the Reel: Photography Exhibition, Toma//Skip. Resistor Records, Monrovia, California
2015 f/Stop, Won’t Stop. Bridgetown DIY, La Puente, California

PANELS & INTERVIEWS
2020 TO LIVE AND DIY IN LA: SGV PHOTOGRAPHER DANIEL J TORRES DISCUSSES PHOTOGRAPHY IN DIY. Interviewed, feature photographs contributed.
2019 A deep dive into the state of screamo – 25 bands mega feature!. Interviewed with Nuvolascura, featured photograph contributed.
2018 Bridgetown DIY, A Short Documentary by Sam Ribakoff & Anna Bobadilla. On behalf of Bridgetown DIY, performed with Nuvolascura*.
2016 The Living Room – Episode 38: VRIL. Performed & interviewed with Nuvolascura*.
2016 Bridgetown DIY Is Doing for the San Gabriel Valley What the Smell Does for Downtown L.A., LAWeekly. On behalf of Bridgetown DIY, feature photographs contributed.
2016 THE CRISIS OF SUSTAINABILITY: DIY MUSIC & ART SPACES IN FLUX, OC Zine Fest, Santa Ana, California. Panelist for Bridgetown DIY.
2016 Bridgetown DIY Short Interview, Cloud Walkers. On behalf of Bridgetown DIY, feature photograph contributed.
2016 Bridging the Community, The Base Line. On behalf of Bridgetown DIY.
2015 An Interview with Bridgetown DIY Collective, Razorcake . On behalf of Bridgetown DIY, multiple photographs contributed.
*as Vril.

NOTABLE MUSIC RELEASES
2020 June, Nuvolascura, As We Suffer From Memory & Imagination. 12” vinyl LP by Zegema Beach Records (USA/CAN) & Dog Knights Productions (EUR); Cassette by ZBR
2019 October, Nuvolascura, nuvolascura. 12” vinyl LP repressing by Zegema Beach Records (USA/CAN) & Dog Knights Productions (EUR)
2019 March, Nuvolascura, nuvolascura. 12” vinyl LP by Zegema Beach Records (USA/CAN); Cassette by No Funeral (USA);
2017 November, Nuvolascura*, Yarrow 4-way split w/ Coma Regalia, Ostraca, & Untold Want. 10” vinyl record by Middle Man (USA), Zegema Beach (CAN), & I Corrupt (GER)
2017 June, Nuvolascura*, Final Circle. Digital single. Pending physical release
* as Vril

SELECTED MUSIC PRESS & REVIEWS
2020 15 Great Screamo & Post-Hardcore Releases of 2020, Brooklyn Vegan. Nuvolascura LP, As We Suffer From Memory & Imagination, featured; Lead photograph contributed.
2020 45 Best Punk Albums of 2020, Brooklyn Vegan. Nuvolascura LP, As We Suffer From Memory & Imagination, featured.
2020 The 50 Best Albums Of 2020, Stereogum. Nuvolascura LP, As We Suffer From Memory & Imagination, featured.
2020 Here’s the Entertainment: 25-artists mega interview on the state of screamo in 2020, IDIOTEQ. Nuvolascura featured.
2020 Nuvolascura, As We Suffer From Memory and Imagination, Pitchfork. Nuvolascura featured.
2020 Stream Nuvolascura’s New Album As We Suffer From Memory And Imagination, Stereogum. Nuvolascura featured.
2020 Stream Nuvolascura’s “Pixel Vision Anxiety” off upcoming LP, Brooklyn Vegan. Nuvolascura featured; Lead photograph contributed.
2020 Nuvolascura releasing ‘As We Suffer From Memory and Imagination’ (stream a track), Brooklyn Vegan. Nuvolascura single, "Apyrexy," featured.
2019 12 great screamo releases from 2019, Brooklyn Vegan. Nuvolascura LP, nuvolascura, featured.
2019 Nuvolascura: Listen to the Exhilarating Utter Chaos of “Saccharine Trance” (PREMIERE), No Echo. Nuvolascura featured; Lead photograph contributed.

NOTABLE MUSIC TOURS
2019 May - June, West Coast, USA/Canada. Nuvolascura, two weeks. Performing, organization & management
2018 October, West Coast. Nuvolascura, one week. Performing, organization & management
2018 March, California. Nuvolascura, one week. Performing, organization & management
2017 July, East Coast. Nuvolascura*, one week. Performing, organization & management
2017 March, Austin, Texas. Nuvolascura*, SXSW 2017. Performing, organization & management
2016 August, California. Nuvolascura*, one week. Performing, organization & management
2013 December, West Coast. Left Astray, two weeks. Photography, management
2012 October, California. Tough Stuff, one week. Photography, videography
* as Vril

SPECIAL INTERESTS & OTHER SKILLS
▪ Traditional film photography of all respects, especially the development of black & white film
▪ Medium format & large format photography, especially in non-traditional scenarios or where its application is counter-intuitive or inconvenient
▪ Instant film photography, professional & consumer grade
▪ The preservation of rare & unusual film formats, cameras, & practices
▪ Grassroots/DIY art & music communities in the United States, especially in the West Coast region, & beyond
▪ Community organizing & mutual aid organizations, informal or otherwise
▪ Advanced writing theory, practice, & education, especially of non-native English speakers residing in the US for higher education
▪ Screen printing, Direct to Garment printing, & other textile arts, including needlework & crocheting
▪ Vintage music equipment & instruments, especially solid state amplification from the 1980s – 90s, as well as vacuum tube amplifiers
▪ Mid-Century Modern architecture, design, & infrastructure, as well as present day interpretations & applications
▪ Skateboarding, as well as skateboarding culture & communities, especially in the southern California region
▪ Gardening, composting, & drought tolerant landscaping

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