San Francisco Bay Area based artist Cheri Larsh Arellano has been a professional photographer for over two decades. Her work features travel and documentary work from various corners of the globe, and also includes a vast portfolio of commercial work.
Her experiences include shooting fashion and commercial photography in South Miami Beach at the start of her career in 1991, three months of backpacking with a Nikon N80 through the Indian Subcontinent—India, Nepal and Sri Lanka—in early 2001, and touring through her ancestors’ native land Nicaragua in late 2005 with a Nikon D100. Blurring the line where documentary meets travel photography, Cheri’s travel photos dive straight into the soul of her subject, exposing her subject’s inner essence that may elude casual observation. Bursting with color and exuding soul, these photographs portray a vibrant, unguarded candor inaccessible to many travelers.
Today, Cheri uses a Nikon D700 and focuses on capturing hotel interiors, headshots, landscapes, events and commercial products. Her clients include The American Red Cross, PayPal, The Bay Area Discovery Museum, Hostelling International, Marin County Parks, Women Infants & Children (WIC), To-Go Ware, Compassionate Cooks and Plan-it Hardware.
Cheri also creates independent films with her husband Mark Arellano
and together they run a green-certified creative agency called Conscious Creative.