Melina has worked with editorial and ad clients for over a decade to bring out the playful gesture in food - triggering all the involuntary belly rumbles - and beautiful light to reveal the rich textures she favors on set. Ad Week says: "The New York-based food stylist Melina Hammer does it all: cooking, styling, and photography."
She is also a recipe developer and good food champion, and author of the best-selling book Kid Chef. Through everything, Melina searches for an elemental authenticity. When she isn't cooking something delicious and capturing it through the lens, she loves wandering the forest to forage wild food. Follow her day-to-day adventures at