Evi Abeler

Evi Abeler
Title: Food Photographer

New York City-based food and still-life photographer Evi Abeler shares her knowledge of food photography with all levels of photographers, from beginner to advanced.


  • Professional food and still-life photographer
  • Offers food photography training and workshops


Evi Abeler is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing articles for over a year. She is a professional food and still-life photographer based in New York City. In addition to her commercial work, she offers food photography training and workshops.

Growing up in rural Germany, she lived a farm-to-table experience. Her grandmother would wash muddy carrots, pluck feathers from freshly slaughtered chickens, and cook the game that her grandfather, an avid hunter, brought home. The gift of a camera at an early age sparked a new passion, which she explored further in high school, and eventually brought her to New York City to earn a master’s degree in fine art photography.

After working for five years as an in-house photographer and designer for the Rubin Museum of Art, she became hooked on food and still-life photography after a weekend spent shooting tarts and jams for a friend in Woodstock. In 2010, she made the switch from photographing works of art to food and objects, and started her own photo studio in New York City.

Her clients include Food & Wine magazine, Rodale and HarperCollins Publishing, the Food Network, and Whole Foods Market.


Evi Abeler has a Master of Fine Arts degree from The City College of New York.

Awards and Publications

Evi Abeler received Food & Wine's Digital Food Award in 2013 for her food photography.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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