Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009


Friday, December 11, 2009

New Work: The Birdman

Russ Defusco for Discovery Channel Magazine (out of Singapore).

Since the Hudson River plane crash Russ said the phone has been ringing
off the hook. It may seem like big news now but Russ has researched this problem for over 23 years.

I spent time with Russ and his wife Debbie in Salina, Kansas back in August.
Russ is the leading expert on Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH).
They specialize in flight safety for civil and military aircraft.
We shot on location at the 184th Intelligence Wing of the
Kansas National Guards Smoky Hill ANG Range - the largest and busiest bombing range in the nation.
The schedule was pretty tight since Russ normally schedules the briefings, aerial surveys and training over a course of a few days this would take place all in one day.

We managed to pull off five different portrait lighting setups and shoot the two briefings. Unfortunately they only ran one image of the 2nd briefing and none of the lit portraits. I 'm not complaining I guess it was hard to compete with all of Russ's crashed aircraft merging with wildlife images. I had a great time and this goes up there as one of my top ten favorite editorial assignments. I learned so much about aviation and what happens when a bird strike happens the safety precautions, migration patterns, costs and lives. I could go on and on.

Thanks to Russ for his time and talent and a special thanks to the 184th Intelligence Wing at the Smoky Hill ANG Range. And a big thanks to Chief and Rip for carting around my gear and helping out with the logistics.

Below are some of my favorites along with a group shot.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Paper & Pallets

Sunday, November 29, 2009

For Sale

I had a shoot in Pacific Missouri a few weeks ago.

After lunch I navigated my way around this quaint river city

managing to run a few rolls through both of my XA's.

Apparently they were hit hard by the Meramec river flood

back in 2008.

I think that explains the tag on the house.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Picture Black Friday

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Friday, November 20, 2009

© John Olson

This is by far the best thing I've seen all week!

Life photographer John Olson's pictures of the biggest rock stars of the 1970's at home with their parents.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Donut Observation

Friday, November 13, 2009



Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Latest Promo Email Campaign

Latest email campaign from Wonderful Machine.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Friday, October 30, 2009

My Jeep this morning.
I'm growing weary of the constant rain we are having lately.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Two Years and Counting

Two years and 233 posts later.... Happy Birthday blog.

High fives and hugs.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Olumpus Pen-F EES-2

Finally finished off a roll in my Olympus Pen-F EES-2.

I need to carry this little gem with me more often.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

No Loitering - You Must Move Along

© David Torrence

Moving along... and ready to roll out the door for an out of town shoot.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Carly Thomas | ESPN Rise Magazine

ESPN Rise Magazine tear from a shoot we produced this past June.

Subject was volleyball athlete Carly Thomas from Illinois.

Her position is setter for Althoff Catholic High School and is verbally

committed to Missouri State University. Thanks to Jeff Curry for allowing

her to spike the ball at him continuously while I shot from a safe


Thursday, October 8, 2009

One my favorite photographers that really knew how to fill a frame.
Had to pull out my book "Irving Penn: A Career In Photography"
A few of the many favorites below.

Thank you Mr. Penn for the inspiration.

Monday, October 5, 2009

© David Torrence

Dog walk sky observation.

That tiny spec center left is a plane not dust.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dairy King

© David Torrence

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Five years ago today we lost Zoey. I still think of her everyday.

The photo above was taken the day before she left us.

I miss you girl!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Krappy Kamera Competition

Soho Photo Gallery's Krappy Kamera Competition deadline
December 31, 2009.

Friday, September 18, 2009

John Abbamondi | St. Louis Cardinals

John Abbamondi Assistant GM of the St. Louis Cardinals
for Technology Review magazine.

Second time shooting for Tech Review-
both times have featured interesting assignments
and subjects. John was a great guy and a real trooper
after hopping a red eye flight, and for wearing that suit
in the middle of the heat wave back in June.

Fascinating read about what goes on behind the scenes of baseball.
In the article John revels in the data analysis that goes into fielding a winning team.

Below the obligatory out take -

© David Torrence

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hittin' the Road

© David Torrence

I'm hitting the road for a quick and interesting assignment.
Looking forward to opportunities to shoot for myself as well.

Thursday, September 10, 2009



Deadline: September 25th 2009

Mark your calenders and dust off those cameras!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Da Truth | The Big Picture

© David Torrence

CD and packaging photography for Cross Movement Records featuring
two time stellar award winner musical artist Da' Truth.
His new release"The Big Picture".
We shot this back in January- Da'Truth flew in from Philly
and his manager Gessie from New York.
It seems the CD is hitting the charts big time!
This was my fourth time to work with Cross Movement Records
and as always good times and great results. Thanks to Eric and
wish you the best in your new endeavors.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Labor Day

© Howard Hollem

Friday, September 4, 2009


© David Torrence