“A Clown in Our Town” – A Tribute Book to Rob Torres

Rob Torres Book: “A Clown in Our Town”


Rob Torres was one of the funniest and most professional clowns in the world. Having performed in over 80 countries throughout his life, he brought laughter to thousands if not millions of people creating a fan base that was truly world-wide.

Tragically in late June, Rob died of a heart attack while flying to an engagement in Boston.

Rob and I were working on a book project tentatively titled “A Clown in Our Town” which included photographs of Rob in many of the cities where he performed using iconic geographical locations to showcase his clown character in that particular town.  We shot in Paris (Cirque d’Hiver), St. Louis (Circus Flora) and New York (Big Apple Circus)  and had plans to shoot in 6 other cities during his upcoming tours.

While planning this tribute book, I realized that Rob had been captured by many other wonderful photographers.  I reached out to a number of my colleagues who had also had the pleasure and opportunity of capturing Rob performing.  I am fortunate to have Maike Schulz, Michelle Bates and a few others (names will be announced at a later date) share their own vision through photographs of Rob performing in different venues.  Their work will contribute to the second part of the book. I have also contacted his family to contribute photographs of Rob in his early years.

Rob Torres performing at Moisture Fest in Seattle – ©2018 Michelle Bates

To produce this tribute, funds are needed for graphic design work and publishing. I encourage you to share Rob’s vision and help make this book a wonderful TRIBUTE to Rob Torres – anybody who ever met him or saw him perform knows how much he truly deserves it.

Rob Torres rehearsing for the Big Apple Circus in NY – ©2018 Maike Schulz

Hardcover book featuring approx. 30+ pages of Color/B&W photographs.

Unique and unrepeatable first edition.

(I am also working on assembling a video shot during Rob’s performances at Cirque d’Hiver combined with an interview I did with him in NYC – This will be a ‘bonus’ link to those who contribute $50 or more)

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~ Pledge $75 – 2 copies of the book “A Clown in Our Town” and a Special Thank You in the book.

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~ Pledge $50 – one copy of the book “A Clown in Our Town” and a Thank You in the book.

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~ Pledge $10 – a postcard featuring one of the photographs from the book and a Thank You.

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~ Pledge $5 – a Social Media shout out from the photographers in the book.

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~ Make a pledge without a reward ~

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~ Estimated delivery date: Feb/March 2019 ~

~ So please, give what you can, tell who you can, and let’s start this journey together. ~

DONATE HERE!

All funds that are donated which exceed the printing/designing costs will be forwarded to the Estudio Búsqueda de Panotmima-Teatro/The Rob Torres Memorial and Scholarship Fund.

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Who is Rob Torres? For those of you that aren’t familiar with this brilliant clown I would like to present a wonderful documentary by Sebastiano Greco and Luigi Marmo. (Thank You Sebastiano and Luigi!)

A Moving Portrait – Rob Torres

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Jim R. Moore

Photographer/Videographer/Recluse Founder of Vaudevisuals.com

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