TORIAN JOHN ELLISON
Torian Ellison was quick to tell us that skateboarding is not just his passion, it is his lifestyle. Raised in Inglewood, CA, Torian began developing this lifestyle at a very young age. He first picked up a board after watching a few of his peers ride around and instantly became attached to the sense of freedom the solo sport brought him.
Not everyone understood his love for skating. Some teased him about it, while others advised him to quit. But this didn't affect Torian at all. He began working in skate shops, helping customers build decks and providing general product knowledge. During this time, Ellison was reffered to one of the top modeling agencies in Los Angeles, CA: Photogenics. After being signed, Torian snatched up various campaigns with some of the best known skate associated brands and stores. Tilly's, PacSun, Converse- you name it, he's done it!
Ellison credits much of his success in the modeling industry to skateboarding and feels that his natural comfort on a board makes him more desirable for clients. Not only that, but the lessons he has learned through skateboarding about practice, patience and strength have definitely helped him along the way.
Visit Torian: www.photogenicsmedia.com
Follow Torian: @torianjohn
Torian John Ellison | Skateboarder