I was a professional chef for over a decade before I traded in my knife for a camera. It's this unique perspective, and my passion for all things food, that drives me to make authentic food imagery. I'm equally comfortable setting up lighting or dicing mirepoix, talking about photo gear and lighting style or food trends and restaurant costs.
Over the course of my years in professional kitchens, I worked with a variety of people, in a team oriented, fast paced environment with tight deadlines to turn out a quality product again and again. I learned the importance of grace under pressure, of communication and team work.
Now I draw on the skills from my past career to photograph food and food stories, for boutique food companies and national brands, restaurants and food trucks, chefs and purveyors, farmers and wine makers. I'm most interested in storytelling, whether it's profiling a person or experience for an editorial publication, or building a portfolio of image assets for a commercial client.
I truly love what I do.
No Plastic Sleeves (2015)
Wonderful Machine I (2017)
Soura Magazine (Dubai) (2016
Wonderful Machine II (2016)
Wonderful Machine III (2016)
Phoblographer I (2013)
Phoblographer II (2014)
2018 ASMP "Taste", Series of Images - Honorable Mention: "Color Shadow Candy"
2016 Nevada Press Association - 1st Place - Multiple Photo Essay - "Thrill of the Hunt"
2015 Nevada Press Association - 1st Place - Multiple Photo Essay - "Plein Air Dining"
2015 Nevada Press Association - 3rd Place - Multiple Photo Essay - "Louis Basque Corner"
About Food and Food Culture Photographer Shea Evans who photographs food for restaurants, brewery photography, personal chef photography, editorial food photography, studio food photography, creative food photography, restaurant website photography and other forms of food related photography.