arnelle
THE ESSENTIALS

Name: Arturo Torres     
Company: atorresphoto/cutiecourt  
Websites: www.atorresphoto.com, www.cutiecourt.com
Location: San Francisco, CA


elissa_alva
The Interview

PAS: Who are you?
Art Torres: My name is Arturo Torres. I'm a Latino photographer/designer. Most people call me Art.

PAS: Where are you from? Are currently living there?

Art Torres: Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. I currently live in the east bay.  

ashley_vee

PAS: Did you go to school to study photography?
Art Torres: Never took a photography class. Self-taught from day 1.  

PAS: How did you get into photography?

Art Torres: It all started with automotive photography - taking random photos of cars. Then one day a friend asked if I could take some photos of her. They came out pretty decent, even though I used a cheap point and shoot. Soon after I started my portfolio, and it all took off. 

casey

PAS: How long have you been a photographer?
Art Torres: I've been a photographer for about 2 years now; an artist since birth. 

PAS: How would you describe your style?
Art Torres: My style ranges from Urban Glamour to High Fashion. I love trying new things, experimenting. Some of my best shots were a result of just playing around with different ideas. I’m very easy to work with. Goofy, yet very professional.  

jeri_lee

PAS: What sort of equipment and software do you use?
Art Torres: I work with a Canon 40D with a bunch of different lenses. Software of choice is Photoshop. I started using Photoshop at a young age. It all began with Photoshop 5.0 on my Macintosh G3/266.  

PAS: Where is your favorite location to shoot pictures?
Art Torres: My favorite place to shoot really depends on the subject. I would have to say I enjoy shooting anywhere and everywhere.  

me_nikitaesco

PAS: Are you a Mac or PC user?
Art Torres: Mac baby. As a photographer/designer Mac just makes everything easier. Plus they are sexy looking machines.

PAS: What has been your most memorable assignment or model to work with? Why?
Art Torres: Most memorable assignment was a beach shoot. The model was in the water, I was in the water, and my assistant was holding the light about 5ft from me. Shoot was going great, minus the freezing temperature. Next thing I know, my assistant is screaming, drops the light in the water, model is freaking out, I’m freaking out... turns out he was being electrocuted. haha. He was okay; it just a little shock. My light was gone. Photo's turned out great. All worth it! 

tiff_tuck

PAS: What would you say to other enthusiast photographers out there who aspire to become a great photographer?

Art Torres: Work hard. Practice! You don't need school or fancy cameras to be a successful photographer. Don't listen to any negative feedback. Just focus on your work.

jeri_lee2 katherin
misa_campo vanessa

 

More Vehicle Features

Fly Fishing

If you are nuts for car audio, Vegas odds say that you have heard of this guy before. Known as “Fishman” by his peers and named Dave Riveria by his parents, he’s an installer in it for the long haul.…
Read More

Slippin' Sideways: Mobil 1 FD Camaro

P rofessional drift racer Ryan Tuerck’s story begins not with cars, but with bikes. The New Hampshire native always seemed to have an itch for speed, putting it to good use initially with BMX and Motocross. When you were just…
Read More

PASMAG Project Car: 2016 Honda Accord Coupe

The Accord+ project was a collaborative effort between Honda Canada, PASMAG, and a handful of carefully selected partners. The idea behind the collaboration, at its most basic level, was simple: Transform the newly redesigned 2016 Honda Accord into a jaw-dropping…
Read More

On Point: 2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Wagon

Umair Zubair is not new to building magazine-worthy cars. His previous builds have graced magazine covers around the world and his Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT wagon is built with the same attention-to-detail that's landed his previous builds many accolades and…
Read More

Stanced Down: Thuysi Nguyen's 2008 Infiniti G37S

Stance is all the rage these days. Thuysi (pronounced 2C) Nguyen owned a V35 that was among the first to push the limits; the fenders lend themselves quite well to aggressive offsets. After stepping up to this V36 chassis and…
Read More