Evi Abeler - January Featured Artist

Evi Abeler


New York, NY

Last time you ate a pancake?
Last weekend, my husband makes the best pancakes every weekend!

Favorite day of the week?
Fridays of course!

Favorite website besides your own?
harlembespoke.blogspot.com This local blog about Harlem architecture, history, and news is my daily treat!


Give us a brief description of you and your work.

I am a comercial food and still life photographer with a background in graphic design and fine art. I am originally from Germany and have joyously adopted New York City as my second home. When I am not behind the camera, I am working with pastry chef Albane Sharrard on our food blog Whip+Click!

What drew you to photographing food and restaurants

My good friend Albane is a pastry chef and about 3 years ago she asked me if I could photograph her latest creations. I instantly fell in love with food photography.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

Pinterest, magazines, books, museums and galleries...and walking around in New York City!

What's your goal as an artist?

My goal is to make every food look irresistibly delicious!

Do you style the food in your photographs yourself or do you work with a stylist? Any tips for the rest of us?

It depends on the job. For an editorial job I usually have a food stylist. Restaurants prefer to have their chefs style the food. There is a great website about learning food photography and styling: learnfoodphotography.com. You have to listen to the wonderful interviews with foody stylists and food photographers.

What do you enjoy shooting the most / is there a favorite food that you love shooting? Why?

Desserts of course ;-)

Which of your images do you like the most and why?

My favorite image is of a painted egg surrounded by nuts in a metal bowl. To me if feels like home.

Why do you chose to show your artwork on Plywerk?

Most of my images are about food and I love how the Plywerks remind me of cutting boards. I often give a plywerk as a gifts to my clients and they love them!

How do you like your eggs prepared?

Soft boiled with a little salt

Favorite coffee drink?

Ice coffee with lots of milk all year round

Favorite living artist?

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Favorite hair style?

Just like Winona Ryder in Reality Bites

Breakfast cereal of choice?

Oatmeal with fruit

More about Evi

Evi Abeler is a New York City-based photographer with a background in graphic design and a gift for capturing the simple beauty inherent in any subject. Originally from Dalsper, Germany, Evi has joyously adopted New York City as her second home. When she’s not behind the camera, she is working with pastry chef Albane Sharrard on the food blog Whip+Click!

Evi's diverse client roster includes museums, restaurants, publications, designers and artisans. Most recently she has worked with Anthology Magazine, CityEats, Food+Wine, FoodNetwork, Sweet Paul, Lotta Jansdotter and The Rubin Museum of Art.

Win a Evi Abeler print on Plywerk

Post a comment below and you will automatically be entered in a drawing to win an Evi Abeler print mounted on 3/4" bamboo Plywerk!!! We'll select a winner at random at the end of the month so make sure you come back to the blog in early February to see if you won and to check out the new featured artist! We'll ship it anywhere in the continental US for free. If you win and need it shipped internationally, you're on the hook for shipping costs. Sorry to be so mean.

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