Marco Torres is a music and editorial photographer based in Houston, Texas. He has documented his city's rich music and art scene since 2004. Inspired by an uncle who was a professional photographer, he purchased a used camera and promptly began photographing concerts in the Houston area, combining his new hobby with his passion for music.
As a Mexican-American, Torres grew up listening exclusively to corridos and cumbias at his parents' home in Houston's East End neighborhood. He attended Jesse H. Jones Senior High in Houston's South Park district at the height of the DJ Screw era, and his love for Houston Rap music was born. Torres credits his high school band director, Mr. Ronald J. Cole, for introducing and teaching him Jazz, Funk, Blues, and Soul music.
As an assistant, Torres has worked under famed San Antonio glamour photographer Rolando Gomez and Los Angeles based entertainment photographer Estevan Oriol.
Torres' work has been featured in multiple Voice Media Group outlets, including The Houston Press, LA Weekly, Dallas Observer, SF Weekly, and City Pages. Other clients include Nike, Red Bull, Aio Wireless, Hennessy, and more.
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Houston, TX, United States