Evi Abeler takes a stylish yet unfussy approach to photographing food. Working in her New York City studio or on location, Evi uses natural light and simple staging to create gorgeous compositions that make food look wholesome, tasty and authentic. Whether she’s shooting a specialty food product for advertising, a restaurant plate for promotion or a recipe for publication, Evi captures the beauty and sensory pleasures of fresh, flavorful food.
Growing up in rural Germany, Evi lived a farm-to-table experience. Her grandmother grew vegetables, raised chickens and cooked the game that her husband, an avid hunter, brought home from fields and woods. Evi remembers washing muddy carrots and plucking feathers from a freshly slaughtered chicken, as rich smells wafted from her grandma’s stove.
A love of photography began at an early age, when Evi’s mother gave her artistic daughter a camera. Evi further explored photography in high school, then moved to New York for a master's degree in photography. Evi’s education and experience in graphic design further developed her creative eye and professional approach. Evi lives in Harlem with her husband and two children, who like eating the leftovers from Mom's photo shoots.
Evi’s clients in advertising, publishing and hospitality include Food + Wine (which named her 2013 Digital Food Award Winner), Food Network and Whole Foods Markets. In addition to her photography, she collaborates with pasty chef Albane Sharrard on the recipe blog Whip + Click.