Juan Contreras


Juan Contreras, the Live Arts Photography founder, is a Vancouver-based photographer who has captured the unique, evocative, and timeless beauty of live dancers' performances since 2015.

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Juan included photography as a new medium for his artistic vocabulary to produce thoughtful, provocative and ambitious high-quality images embracing human movements with aesthetic and symbolic values and artistic narrative of onsite live performance dance. Juan has specialized and focused his professional photography practice on documenting live performances for dancers, musicians and scenic artists in Vancouver, BC. ​As an artistic photographer, Juan also lives to pursue THE image that satisfies his passion for visually communicating emotions, stories, and photographic processes.

The world is full of endless, diverse, and intriguing frames and scenes asking to be captured. Juan has embodied his artistic vision around the concept of human motion, facial expressions, the energy and flow of movements and the artist's passion. Juan captures crucial details, sometimes invisible to the audience. Moreover, the shooting process follows the highlighted aesthetic meaning or symbolic value pointed by the artist and choreographer plus Juan's experience to select what is essential during the sequence of movements.

“The term live art refers to performances or events undertaken or staged by an artist or a group of artists as a work of art, usually innovative and exploratory in nature.” Tate - Art Term

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