Chicago food photographer with over 25 years experience shooting for numerous national magazines, restaurants, chefs, PR companies, online marketers, corporations, and hotels. Extensive experience photographing food, beverages, restaurant and hotel interiors, chefs, and restaurant staff. Clients include Wine & Spirits, Food Arts, Town & Country, Chicago Magazine, Frontera Grill, Tavern at the Park, Athena Greek, Jim Beam Brands, Renaissance Hotels, Tupperware, Waldorf Astoria Chicago, and Edelman PR. Working from his studio in Hyde Park, or on location around Chicago, the suburbs or neighboring states, Alan possesses a keen sense of design, great people skills, and works quickly and creatively.

contact: Alan Klehr       773.350.5515



Nia Restaurant Chicago

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Any Chicago food photographer would love to capture colorful and delicious dishes like those prepared at Nia Mediterranean tapas. Owner Nia Asimis draws upon her Greek heritage and her father’s culinary influence in the creation of the Mediterranean-influenced menu at Nia Restaurant on West Randolph in Chicago. Describing her food as “Mediterranean tapas” the menu focuses on small plates of fish, meats, and vegetables from the various Mediterranean regions. The extensive wine collection is well-matched with the cuisine, and the dark intimate atmosphere makes for a pleasant and satisfying dining experience. Nia is on Chicago’s “restaurant row” and is situated among some of the most popular restaurants in town–while Nia may not get as much press as its neighbors, it is definitely worth a visit.


Spiaggia Restaurant for Wine & Spirits magazine

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Last January I had the delicious pleasure of photographing food and wine pairings at renown Spiaggia restaurant on North Michigan Avenue for Wine & Spirits magazine. Since its inception, Spiaggia has garnered a smorgasbord of awards for its food, wine selection, and chefs, including James Beard awards and a Michelin star. In addition to the food and wine pairings, I photographed the interior space, Chef Chris Marchino, and Sommelier and Beverage Director Rachel Lowe.


Cameron’s Steakhouse in Michigan


Chicago has always been known as a city where you can find an abundance of great steaks, but don’t think meat lovers are in any way deprived should they be outside the Windy City. If you are ever in the Detroit area, you might want to head toward the upscale neighborhood of Birmingham and check out Cameron’s Steakhouse.  I was there on assignment recently and I found it hard to concentrate on my work with all the incredible food to indulge in.  The fresh oysters, fine wine, succulent salmon, and of course steaks galore.  Cameron’s is an old-school, classy steak joint, the kind of place you might expect Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack to have their own private booth.  I don’t often tell clients that I will “work for food”, but after this job I was thinking of reconsidering that policy.