I wanted to dedicate a page to my Cousin Victor B. Caruana, who is a photographer in Malta , and in many way my Mentor.
Victor B. Caruana was born in Mosta, Malta the "Island of Sunshine and History" on 23rd February 1944.
He had his first Kodak Brownie Camera when he was 11 years old and started experimenting with it. When he was 16 years old, he bought a Johnson's Photography Book , set up his first dark room and developed his first films himself. While still studying, he spent all his free time in photography.
When he was just 18 years old, he shot his first wedding instead of a photographer friend who happened to be sick. Since then he shot all sorts of social occasions but focused mainly covering different sports activities for various clubs and local newspapers.
A teacher by profession he continued with photography especially on weekends and holidays. He took part in various exhibitions in Malta and abroad, even solo exhibitions. He has photos printed in various magazines, books and national newspapers both locally and abroad. He is most keen on outdoor photography and fireworks displays photography.
He switched to digital photography in 2006 and strides to continue to capture and document the History of the Island of Sunshine, Malta.
He was honored in early 2017 by the town of Mosta, Malta for all of his years of contribution to the community.
I was fortunate to spend some time with him during my visit to Malta in 2017.
He died May 30th 2018 of a sudden heart attack. May he rest in peace.