Hi, I’m Yessica

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Yessica is a Food stylist photographer from Venezuela based in the Netherlands since 2008. After a long career as a graphic designer, she transitioned into photography in 2016 as a food stylist and photographer before making it her full-time career in 2018. 

Her work entails imagery for commercial photography for important brands, social media, and public relations for restaurants and chefs in Europe. She has had the privilege of collaborating with important brands in the photography business such as Tether Tools, Spiffy Gear | Spekular, Cameranu.nl, B&H, and SIGMA Benelux as a Brand Ambassador.

Le Cordon Bleu ParisLeiths School of Food and Wine in London and Food Styling for Media The International Culinary Center ICC New York are among the institutions that endorse her qualifications in food photography and food styling.

She founded her personal brand, YD Backdrops, in 2020. Her company specializes in designing backdrops for food and product photography. She also produces and hosts a photography podcast for experts and amateurs called “No Watermark Photography Podcast” in English and “Sin Marca de Agua Podcast” in Spanish.

She has received worldwide certifications from numerous top programs over the last 6 years. She has been a speaker at B&H Food Photography Week and an educator with a complete Food Photography online course in Spanish for the Jon Hernandez.education platform. 

Her daring style, luscious palette, and rich storytelling that exudes from her photos have earned her nominations, prizes, and universal recognition from the culinary industry’s most renowned and coveted awards.

Een dag in de keuken bij foodfotograaf Yessica Duque
SIGMA STORIES | SIGMA Benelux

Photoshop World 2022 | SETTING THE MOOD FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE LIGHTING with Yessica Duque powered by Tether Tools & KelbyOne

Pink Lady® Awards Blog LifeChanging Inspiration- Get a Slice of the Action

B&H Food Photography Week 2021 So Simple…Yet Appealing with Yessica Duque

Food Photography workflow with Tether Tools
Improve Your Workflow as a Food Photographer Shooting Tethered

Forbes.com Best Photos Of Food: Winners Of Food Photographer Of The Year 2021

TetherTools Instagram Takeover: Instagram.com/tethertools

SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art in combination with de SIGMA fp L sigmabenelux.com

TheTechTack.com Best Photos Of Food: Winners Of Food Photographer Of The Year 2021

First Look: SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art sigma-imaging.se

TetherTools Photographer Spotlight: tethertools.com

TetherTools How I Got The Shot: tethertools.com

Voedselfotowedstrijd om coronatijd leuker te maken wos.nl

Cameranu.nl Review Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art objectief

Cameranu.nl Het Beeldrecept van Yessica Duque

Lucie Beck’s Behind the Scenes MyLucie.com

The Storied Recipe podcast Yessica’s Venezuelan Arepas, Coming To Us From Holland

B&H 15 Mouthwatering Food Photographers to Follow on Instagram

Deze zeven foodfotografen uit Nederland behoren tot de besten van de wereld ad.nl

Wateringse genomineerd voor voedselfotografieprijs wos.nl