CURRICULUM VITAE

DANIEL J TORRES
HI@DANIELJTORRES.US

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 and Practice, Fiction Writing, Poetry Writing, Literary Magazine Staff, Introduction to Creative Writing

HONORS/AWARDS x
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

MEDIA EMPLOYMENT & OTHER EXPERIENCE
2016 - Current: Forever 21, Global Creative, Senior Photographer. Fashion retailer founded & based in Los Angeles, CA 
2014 - Current: HELP Productions, co-founder & camera operator. Production company currently editing it’s first film, Taking Space: A Documentary.
2013 - Current: Bridgetown DIY, Core Member. Collectively organized, egalitarian community center founded and operating in La Puente, CA.
2016 - 2018: Federation of Autonomous Resource & Art Spaces, Vice Chair. Non-profit organization seeking to connect and support social centers and art spaces.
2014 - 2016: Campus Times, University of La Verne, Photography Editor. Newspaper serving ULV and La Verne Community.
2014 - 2016: La Verne Magazine, Staff Photographer. Magazine serving community of La Verne published by ULV Communications Department.
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 and support to ULV students, with a focus on ESL students.
2009 - 2011: Steve Clarkson Dream Maker, Staff Photographer. Quarterback academy and private coaching.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
▪ Digital Photography, tethered & untethered image processing from import to export
▪ Capture One, Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge, Final Cut Pro, and Premiere
▪ Use of both Nikon & Canon camera systems and lenses for still photography and videography
▪ Planning and execution of lighting scenarios using strobes & continuous lighting in the studio or in the field
▪ Storage, archival, and up-keeping of metadata of tens of thousands of files
▪ Film Photography (both color and B&W of all formats, including Development, Darkroom Printing, and Negative scanning
▪ Extensive understanding of color theory, rules of composition, and history of photography
▪ Both Windows and Apple Software system applications and programs
▪ Writing, copy editing, proofreading, and keyword research
▪ Educational/instructional techniques such as scaffolding & experience working with ESL students of many backgrounds & levels.
▪ Writing (academic, creative & theory), copy editing, proofreading, & keyword research

SELECTED PAST CLIENTS, PUBLICATIONS & COMMISSIONS
Vans, Forever 21, Pepsi, Wilson, Honda, Sit ’n Sleep, City of Los Angeles, Noisey/Vice Magazine, Idioteq, Impose Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, Bandcamp

SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHIC BIBLIOGRAPHY (see also: Commercial Work, 2016 – Present)
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

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
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 and 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 AND 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 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

NOTABLE MUSIC RELEASES
2019 March, Nuvolascura, ‘nuvolascura’. 12” vinyl release by Zegema Beach (CAN); Cassette release by No Funeral (CAN)
2017 November, Nuvolascura*, ‘Yarrow’ 4-way split w/ Coma Regalia, Ostraca, & Untold Want. 10” vinyl release by Middle Man (USA), Zegema Beach (CAN), & I Corrupt (GER)
2017 June, Nuvolascura*, ‘Final Circle’ single. Pending physical release.
* as Vril

SPECIAL INTERESTS & OTHER SKILLS
▪ Traditional film photography of all respects, especially the development of black & white film of all formats
▪ Medium format and large format photography, especially in non-traditional scenarios.
▪ Instant film photography, from professional to consumer grade cameras and film
▪ The preservation of rare and unusual film formats, cameras, and practices.
▪ Grassroots/DIY art & music communities, especially in the West Coast region.
▪ Community organizing, political or otherwise
▪ Needlework including crocheting and knitting, as well as other textile arts, such as screen printing
▪ Tube amplifiers, vintage music equipment, and boutique effect pedals
▪ Skateboarding, especially the culture and community surrounding the sport
▪ Advanced writing theory, practice, and education, especially of non-native English speakers residing in the US for school.
▪ Gardening, composting, and drought tolerant landscaping

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