About The Artist - Juan C Mancheno

Juan C Mancheno


Juan C. Mancheno was born in 1971, in Queens, New York. Through the digital medium, he represents, typically through landscape and abstract imagery, the most iconic regions of the western continental U.S. He shoots in a modern and contemporary fashion, with an emphasis on providing fresh and unique perspectives. His most treasured areas of focus are along the California Coast, most typically the Big Sur Coastline, and Yosemite Valley National Park and outlying Sierra Nevadas. Mancheno prefers the black and white medium, as it removes any distraction of color and helps the viewer focus on other aspects of the artwork, such as the subject, the textures, shapes and patterns, and the composition. Juan is the sole owner and curator of the Gallery.

Artist Statement: 

Being primarily a landscape photographer in the most iconic regions of the U.S. have presented a very challenging and unique opportunity for Mancheno to set himself apart by documenting through the lens, those very same places in very unique and never before seen perspectives. Juan spends a considerable amount amount of time studying maps, and hiking and climbing to the more remote areas of any well frequented region, in order to capture one of a kind images that are at once familiar, yet refreshing and interesting.

As a fine art visual artist, Juan’s feeling of self-satisfaction that he consistently experiences from his photographic creative process is matched only by the gratification he undergoes when delivering to his clients a finished product that inspires the imagination, pleases the eye and presents the subject in a light and environment never to be repeated again.

The main focus of Mancheno's work is in the Black and White medium, along the Big Sur Coastline, where he spends most of his time capturing timeless Landscapes, Oceanscapes, and Cloudscapes.

In addition, for the past 5 years, Juan has served as the owner and curator of the Gallery, and works with other local emerging photographers, to help them showcase their work to the collective community.

Mr. Mancheno’s photography is a tribute to the wonder and beauty of this great planet, and each photograph represents his unique interpretation of life as an art form. Mr. Mancheno also does private expeditions throughout the Carmel and Big Sur Coast, for individuals and small groups. He also does boudoir photography, for select clientele. Please contact him directly for further details and rates.

Mancheno was born in Queens, New York, the son of 2 Ecuadorian immigrants. Having relocated to California in his early years, he considers himself a California native, having lived there almost his entire adult life. He currently lives in Carmel By The Sea, California. He travels often, having been to every continent, most recently Antarctica, and frequently to his home country of Ecuador, as a dual citizen. In his free time, Juan enjoys spending time with his two lovely daughters, running with his dog Rex, traveling, connecting with nature, and anything related to the outdoors.

Carmel Fine Art Photography is located on Mission Ave. between 4th & 5th Street, in Carmel By The Sea, CA 93921. Juan can be reached at U.S. 1-831-288-5151, or feel free to email him at carmelfineartphoto@gmail.com for any inquiries.

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