Anthony Torres, Hoboken, NJ Member Since October 2006 Artist StatementBiography & School During my sophomore year at MIT, I made what felt like a life-changing decision. Until then, my focus was on math and science in the pursuit of a chemical engineering degree. My 'hobby' of art and design continued through freelance opportunities, internships, and independent study. Instead of sticking to what family, teachers, and friends called a 'stable career path', I decided to pursue my passion by making the switch to Architecture, with a focus in Visual Arts. I had little sleep most nights and weekends due to long hours in darkroom, the design studios, the 3D design labs, and on video editing machines... but was never happier with the decision.
I began drawing cartoons at the age of 3. I attribute that initial love of art to my favorite childhood cartoon character, Snoopy, and creator, Charles Schulz. My advice is to pursue your passion, even if it has ups and downs. It's worth it in the long run.
I currently reside in Hoboken, NJ with my wife, Parizad.
Photography Candid moments, fashion shows, landscape & architecture are all part of my range of subjects. When it comes to parties, weddings, and other events, I am a big fan of photojournalistic style, and having subjects unaware I am shooting.
When I lived in Boston, I focused a lot of my time on exploring the Boston city streets, parks, and attempt to take on new perspectives of very common locations. However, since New York is a major part of my life and background (born there!), I moved back in January 2008, and am currently working a whole new set of opportunities.
If you are interested in viewing my style, please visit my site. I also started a Facebook page, so please come visit and be a fan.