photographer Juan Carlos Rivera's first contact with photography was
during childhood when his father used to let him play with his camera, a
Kodak with a Schneider lens. After growing up, he developed a passion for
black & white photography and spent countless hours in the darkroom.
It was difficult for him juggling the hours spent shooting and developing
along with his regular job as a musician. But with the discovery of
digital photography he has found some relief. Digital editing in
particular has been a time-saver as well as a method of achieving new
effects that were beyond his grasp before. He's come a long way since
first toying around with his father's Kodak, but he's still managed to
keep that very same camera as a personal family souvenir.