No fuss, no muss: that's the credo Evi Abeler follows when photographing food. Using natural light and clean backgrounds, Evi creates stylish compositions that make food look wholesome, tasty and authentic. Whether it's a homemade jam full of plump berries or a sophisticated restaurant entree, Evi's images always capture the beauty and sensory pleasures of fresh, flavorsome food.
Growing up in rural Germany, Evi literally lived a farm-to-table experience. Her grandmother grew vegetables, raised chickens, and cooked pheasants and hares that her hunter husband caught. Evi remembers washing muddy carrots and plucking feathers from a freshly slaughtered chicken. Rich smells from her grandma's stove would waft through the kitchen as she worked.
Evi's love of photography began in high school, and an early training in graphic design helped her define her lucid style. After moving to New York for a master's degree in photography, she fell in love with the city and made it her home. She now lives in Harlem with her husband and two tiny, tired models who like eating the leftovers from Mom's shoots.