Cristina Arce is an awarded and published portrait / fine art photographer, born in Costa Rica. Since her childhood, her experiences in nature were to become a large influence in affecting her ultimate passion for the beauties of the natural world. As she started reading everything she could get her hands on about photography, she quickly realized that this was an art form that would enable her to express her inner feelings about the world around her. This soon became an insatiable desire to record that rare magical moment when the perfect light embraces nature in all its glory, and the camera became the perfect medium to do it.
Cristina’s background truly prepared her for where she is now. Growing up, she was always the child who signed up for art camp instead of soccer camp, and took painting classes for her elective in high school and college.
Cristina views photography as a natural extension of her passion for the arts. With a designer’s eye, she is constantly searching for the perfect moment to tell the whole story with a beautiful composition, while applying all her knowledge of 15+ years as a graphic designer consultant and more than 15 years as a photographer.
Her goal in photography is not just to produce beautiful works of art, but more so to capture those moments that represent the beauty that is life and the emotions we all endure as we travel along its path. Combining her love of travel with her dream-like aesthetic, Cristina creates visual poems that evoke a sense of magic. When she is not traveling, she turns her eye and her camera to nature for inspiration and for subject matter, with a particular fondness for trees and coastal landscapes.
Cristina has been part of several groups and individual photography exhibitions in Costa Rica, Panama, Spain, and Canada.