Evi Abeler takes a stylish yet unfussy approach to photographing food and products. Working in her New York City studio or on location, Evi uses natural light and simple staging to create gorgeous compositions that showcase wholesome food and beautiful objects.
Whether she’s shooting a specialty food product for advertising, a chef's cookbook for promotion or a well-designed product for retail, Evi captures her subject’s style and detail. She thrives on collaboration, working closely with creative directors, restaurateurs, editors and product designers to bring their creative vision to life in photography.
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. She lives in Harlem with her husband and two children.
Evi shoots for editorial and promotional projects, focusing her work on food (plated dishes and process shots) and products for makers, crafters and retailers. Clients include Food + Wine (which named her 2013 Digital Food Award Winner), Lotta Jansdotter, Rodale and Whole Foods Markets. In addition to her photography, she collaborates with pastry chef Albane Sharrard on the recipe blog Whip+Click. She’s represented by Mary Dail at Big Leo Productions.