Frankie Torres served as a United States Marine from 2003 to 2007. He worked as an Aviation Ordnance Technician, deployed to Okinawa, Japan and Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He spent the remaining 2 years of his military contract in Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California. There, he worked as part of squadron VX-9, which is responsible for the testing and evaluation of weapons and their related systems of a broad range of military aircraft. After his military service, he studied Advertising Design before making the switch to 3D animation and VFX at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). He studied in that department for two years prior to switching majors to his passion, photography, for another two and a half years at SVA. Frankie's love for gaming has fueled his interest in creating one-of-a-kind game figures and stands. These custom sculpts are made with pre-existing amiibo characters and the stands are digitally drawn, printed and hand-assembled. Exhibitions: The Sandy Effect
SVA Photo Gallery, 2013 Declassified: The Price of Freedom Isn’t Free George Washington Residence Hall, 2013 Portraits of United States Veterans SVA Photo Gallery, 2014 Declassified: En Avant
Calumet Gallery, 2014