Juan Luis Garcia
Los Angeles, CA
I'm a graphic designer, photographer, and art director with diverse experience working with entertainment, cultural, non-profit, and various commercial clients.
My love for photography and design began as a kid when I would look up at movie posters and think to myself, I want something I created to be up there one day. Watching entertainers such as Lucille Ball, Cantinflas, and professional athletes made me want to be an entertainer but I found my talents were behind the camera. I have a passion for helping storytellers and entertainers share their talents!
I learned the fundamentals of graphic design and photography in college and have since used my skills to travel the world from documenting Obama's first presidential inauguration in Washington DC to shooting bikini catalogs in Cuba, to almost drowning in a stormy whitewater rafting shoot in Costa Rica, to the streets of Dubai, to music festivals in Australia. I work hard to provide my clients and subjects with consistently high quality images that we can be proud of. My goal is to bring out the best of my subjects with dignity whether it be a fictional character for a movie poster or making a portrait of someone I randomly meet on the street.
My first photo exhibition and self-published book, "CUBA y CUBANS", garnered international acclaim and was awarded Blurb.com's Book of the Week. I'm currently working on my second book titled, "Face Value: Mirror Portraits" where I'm photographing 500 people looking at themselves through a two-way mirror. To learn more visit www.juanluisgarcia.com/facevalue
I live in Los Angeles with my beautiful wife and friendly neighbors.---
2012 Emmy Nominee, Documentary Category, Pastport: Cuba
2011 Excellence in Marketing, NAMIC / EMMA
2006 1st Prize, Portraiture, Brooks College
2005 1st Prize, Portraiture, Brooks CollegeSelect Publications
2012 CUBA y CUBANS, TAKE Magazine Issue #2, Australia
2009 "Dia De Los Muertos", BELIO Magazine 030 Back to the Roots, Spain
2007 "EYEMAZING", Issue 03, The NetherlandsSolo Exhibition
2011 "CUBA y CUBANS" Debut show & book release Eastside LuvSelect Group Exhibitions
2012 "Yea BIG : small works", Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles
2012 "Best of Open Show 2011" Apple Store, Santa Monica, CA
2011 "photo l.a. fine art exposition", Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
2010 "Manifest Equality" Los Angeles Gallery
2009 "Manifest Hope", Washington D.C. GalleryMonographs
2011 CUBA y CUBANS: Photographs by Juan Luis Garcia
2010 A sus ordenes jefe!!!: Juan Luis Garcia Photography
2009 Lo Que Veo: fotos de mi vida diaria | What I see: photos from my daily life
2008 Smile and Look Alive: Photographs from 2004-2008
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