Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Juan Sebastian immigrated to Miami at the age of 17. Sebastian’s interest in musical theatre and literature heavily influences his work as a photographer–often times capturing a sense of musicality and fantasy. Inspired by elements of nature and myth, Sebastian channels the magical realism found in the work of literary masters Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende. In his photos, the parameters with which dreams are distinguished from reality confront purposeful obscurement. For Sebastian, working within the expansive continuum of light and dark produces a visualization of the fantasy that pervades both dreams and the subconscious.
Juan Sebastian, in addition to procuring long-term self portrait and beauty projects, magazine covers and editorial work, travels between Miami, New York, and Paris to shoot each city’s respective fashion weeks. With commissions from the likes of Del Pozo, Adriana Castro, and Estée Lauder, Sebastian’s style is distinctive despite an eclectic repertoire.
Juan’s Art Photography has been exhibited in galleries all over the world, and is a frequent participant in Miami’s Art Basel.
See Juan’s Interview and Introductory Spread in TOROSIETE Magazine, February 2018.