© Erik Galindo

© Erik Galindo


Mike Torrey Photography creates high quality architectural images that connect the built environment to experiences of naturecultural context and human delight. We communicate your firm's talent and purpose through extraordinary photographs. 

Mike has spent his entire career actively involved with the built environment; first as an energy consultant working with a variety of building technologies, and then as an award winning architectural photographer capturing the light, form and purpose of buildings and their surroundings. In addition to his commercial work, he has photographed at World Wonder sites Machu Picchu in Peru and The Great Wall of China. In 2010, his photography book Stone Offerings - Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Arts book (see images; see book). Mike is a Board Member for the Friends of San Diego Architecture and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of San Diego. For fun, Mike loves to travel, photograph and regularly plays beach volleyball.


Mike Torrey Photography helps architects, interior designers, construction firms, manufacturers and corporations enhance their marketing visibility by providing them with the highest quality architectural images.

We work in the following specialty areas:

  • Architecture
  • Interiors
  • Outdoor Spaces
  • Environmental Portraits
  • Specialty Events

We offer the following services to our clients:

  • Pre-production Planning and Timelines
  • Site Scouting
  • Creative Idea Generation and Image Alternatives
  • Location Photography
  • Onsite Studio Photography
  • Image Post Production and Retouching
  • Construction Progress Photographs
  • Before/After Photography