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
▪ 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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
▪ 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
▪ Use of off-camera flash, strobe, and continuous lighting systems in both studio settings and on location
▪ Storage, archival, and up-keeping of metadata of tens of thousands of files
▪ Film Photography of all formats/mediums, 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, Forever21, 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)
▪ 2018 Wilson Tennis x Forever 21 Debut Retro, Logo-Rich Capsule That Can’t Be Matched. Featured photographs, lighting
▪ 2018 HONDA & FOREVER 21 ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION. Featured photographs, lighting
▪ 2018 Forever 21 Taps Honda for Vintage-Inspired Racing Capsule. 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
▪ 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
▪ 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

Using Format