Chicha Dreams by Nicolas Torres featured in Collector Daily

Chicha Dreams by Nicolas Torres featured in Collector Daily

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015

By Olga Yatskevich

"Chicha Dreams is the first photobook featuring the work of Peruvian photographer Nicolás Torres. Coming from Cajamarquilla, a poor working class neighborhood on the outskirts of Lima where he at one time made a living working as a bricklayer, Torres bought a camera in the late 1970s and started photographing birthdays, concerts, weddings, parties, and everything else that paid. He obviously had a good eye for composition, and very soon numerous photo requests allowed him to switch to photography as a full time career. After over three decades of shooting, Torres’ archive is now close to 60,000 negatives. But until recently, his work hadn’t been seen much outside his community and the people he photographed."...