My name is Daniel Torres, and among other things, I’m a photographer.
Photography gives me a way to dig my nails into the situations I find myself in; it pushes me to meet both the people and their circumstances. It terrifies me but forces me to be more than a stranger. It confronts me with my limitations, and if things go right, I come out of it with a story to tell.
I do photography as a way to document the unseen, the fringe, either the edge of what people would consider acceptable or the gritty reality of what we see every day, but don’t pay attention to; The quotidian turned inside out.
My vision is to create a sort of magic realism out of our social and personal reality. To find and expose the hidden layers of the places I find myself in, the upside-down reflections of people as they do what people do.
I strive to make stories, to tell the world as I see it. To link it together with images and create a coherent whole that will hopefully give you a taste of what it meant to be there for me.