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, to show beauty not with shellac and shoe polish, but with fresh ingredients captured right at the moment they were meant to be eaten. I'm equally comfortable setting up lighting or dicing mirepoix, talking about photo gear or food trends and restaurant costs.
Over the course of my years in professional kitchens, I worked with a variety of people, under pressure and tight deadlines to turn out a quality product again and again. Within the restaurant environment, I learned the importance of customer service and creating an experience, of communication and team work.
Now I draw on the skills from my past career to photograph food and food stories, restaurants and food trucks, chefs and purveyors, farmers and wine makers, boutique food products and national brands. I'm most interested in story telling, whether it's profiling a person or experience for an editorial client, or building a portfolio of image assets for a commercial one.
I truly love what I do.
No Plastic Sleeves (2015)
Wonderful Machine I (2017)
Wonderful Machine II (2016)
Wonderful Machine III (2016)
Phoblographer I (2013)
Phoblographer II (2014)
Soura Magazine (Dubai) (2016)
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.