Born in Bogotà, Colombia, Johan’s first approach to cinematography was during his B.A studies in communication where he felt in love with still photography, he understood how a great photography is about a series of elements coming together in a single frame; light, story and the right point of view. He also understood how photography, for him, is about letting go the control and allowing subtle accidents to happen inside the frame. He learnt how to let go fear and to open space inside his frame for the unexpected.
Inspired by the great Italian masters of light, Johan moved to Italy in 2012 where he finished his M.A Film studies, focusing in cinematography between Italy and the UK. During his studies he found his passion for celluloid, he has worked with 8mm, 16mm and 35mm, he found in the organic process of celluloid an opportunity to give space for subtle accidents to happen, he believes a cinematographer should seek a language for every project using the broad selection of mediums available for him, digital and analog. Currently Johan is Based in Milano and works internationally in Advertising, Documentary and Narrative projects.