His body of work is influenced by personal experiences as an actor, visual artist, and as an immigrant. Originally from Ipiales, a city situated in the Andean highlands in the south of Colombia, Juan is currently based in New York City, pursuing his M.A in Media Studies at The New School. Besides being a self-taught digital cinematographer, Juan has done freelance work for different production companies and brands, including Zero Waste Daniel, Dakoit Pictures, ID Studio Theater, and others. Juan also has collaborated on numerous independent narrative short-films as an editor, colorist, and cinematographer. Between moving to New York in 2016 and obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts from the Universidad Central in 2014, he worked in the theater district of Bogota, both teaching drama and performing in over 15 professional plays.