Cleverly neglected beard, angelic smile, smooth talk… Those who are regulars at the Sud des Alpes in Geneva know well his latin charming silhouette.
Juan-Carlos has become the blue note’s « eye » by passion and the Geneva photographer has met and immortalised all the great-well not all of them, but the list is getting longer day by day-of contemporary jazz.
Ornette Coleman opened his New-York appartment door for a portrait session which Juan-Carlos remembers with emotion. Sonny Rollins, Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas and many others live as well a second life thanks to the photographer’s lens.
When Juan-Carlos perfectly masters the science of framing and light, he has a hell of a good ear nonetheless !
From Luca Sabbatini (Tribune de Geneve, 2th of November 2007)