I was a professional chef for over a decade before I traded my knife for a camera. When I’m not shooting food, I’m cooking new recipes at home, or traveling for it. I'm a sucker for chorizo tacos, and if brownie-a-la-mode is on a menu, I'm bound by a personal code to order it. Wherever I find myself, I’m distracted by light; hard light, soft light, dappled light, and turning over where to find it again or how to recreate it.
Over the course of my years in professional kitchens, I worked with a variety of people, from folks who remain like family to actual criminals, in a team oriented, fast paced environment with tight deadlines, to turn out a quality product again and again. It was a wild ride. No night was ever the same. I learned the importance of grace under pressure, communication, and teamwork.
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 resorts, 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.
Peerspace Best 12 in SF (2019)
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.