Erika Cespedes is a Costa Rican born commercial and fine art photographer. Her fine artwork focuses on day-to-day narrative life events placed in natural settings, while her commercial work focuses on food photography, advertising, and people.
As a passionate artist and educator, Erika has worked with museums, schools, underserved communities, homeless shelters and at-risk youth centers in Chicago, Palm Beach, and Salt Lake City. Some of the institutions include The Norton Museum of Art, Alexander W Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Firebird Community Arts, Florida Atlantic University, University of Utah, Westminster University, Palm Beach State College, and Stanford University. She believes students from all cultural backgrounds and socio-economic status deserve art in their life as a form of expression and personal growth.
Erika currently teaches darkroom photography, design fundamentals, experimental and alternate processes, digital photography, and post-editing courses at university level. Her work has been published in world-renowned magazines from Florida to Dubai and commissioned to create exquisite food imagery for layouts and book covers. Her fine artwork continues to be displayed in several galleries and museums nationwide. Her latest accomplishment, her first book on photographic techniques "Introduction to Digital Photography: Creating Images and Working with Adobe." Erika continues to create riveting imagery despite her busy academic career. Erika is a member of the Society for Photographic Education where she holds a seat at the SPE Pride caucus under the mentorship area. She is also part of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach artist community.
Currently Living Palm Beach County, FL.
Book link: https://titles.cognella.com/9781793553331