I was born in Mexico City and grew up around photography all of my life. My father, Carlos Contreras de Oteyza, celebrated 50 years as a professional photographer in 2018. I grew up in a highly creative environment with my father always encouraging me to take pictures and my mother instilling a great love for music and the arts.
I moved to the United States when I was 9 years old and ended up studying music composition in college. I have been teaching music since my early 20s and have a thriving private piano studio with over 30 students (www.encinitaspiano.com).
Recently I decided to get back into photography more seriously. I shoot with a Leica Q2 and an SL2-S. You can find some of my latest photos on my Instagram account: @photostudio108
The need to be in the moment, stay open, aware, and in the flow is something that both music and photography share. I hope you enjoy my site and invite you to reach out to me should you have any questions, inquiries, or just want to say, "Hi!"
Rodrigo Contreras Ruvinskis