March 30, 2012 § Leave a comment
pop.see.cul : Can you tell us a bit about your background?
Ignacio Torres : I am a Texas native who recently moved to New York to work as a photographer. The last few years I attended the University of North Texas where I received my BFA in Photography.
pop.see.cul : Did you always want to be a photographer?
Ignacio Torres : As a young kid I was interested in photography but it was nothing I seriously pursued until high school. I was first interested in filmmaking and went into college thinking it was what I wanted to do. After taking my first film related class I realized my interest had shifted to the glossy images I saw in magazines. That’s when I decided I wanted to be a fashion photographer.
pop.see.cul : Where do you usually get your inspiration from?
Ignacio Torres : Lately I go people watching in the city for inspiration. It sounds cliché but I can spot someone and I immediately start visualizing a photo in my head.
pop.see.cul : Can you explain your project called ‘Stellar’?
Ignacio Torres : ‘Stellar’ is a celebration of life and humanity. My interest in science and visual language merged through this specific project. I wanted to communicate our cosmic origins in a straightforward and captivating manner.
pop.see.cul : What is your typical day like?
Ignacio Torres : Most of my days begin with early breakfast and answering emails. It then proceeds to catch up with blogs, news, etc. Most of my day is spent researching, reading, watching movies and organizing my life.
pop.see.cul : What are your plans for the future?
Ignacio Torres : I want to make more work and shoot new short films. I would also like to do some work with Opening Ceremony in the future.
pop.see.cul : How would you describe yourself in general?
Ignacio Torres : Positive, outgoing and comical.
pop.see.cul : Who are you favorite photographers?
Ignacio Torres : I love the work of Hedi Slimane, Robert Longo, and David Armstrong.
pop.see.cul : Do you think it’s difficult to be a successful photographer nowadays?
Ignacio Torres : I think it is extremely difficult. It is saturated with photographers
out there and having to constantly reinvent yourself to stand out is a difficult task.
pop.see.cul : Any advice for young talents like yourself?
Ignacio Torres : Be assertive with anything you do!
pop.see.cul : Famous last words?
Ignacio Torres : Thank you for your time!
Check out his website here