Luzia Ellert lives and works in Vienna where she was born. She loves the city which provides both food and inspiration for her creativity. She learned her craft the old fashioned way, apprenticing first with an industrial photographer who was a master of lighting. Later she assisted a fashion photographer. After years as photo editor for the ground breaking magazine Wiener, she eventually set up her own studio where she could concentrate on still life and food photography.
She works in advertising and for magazines and publishing companies. Most recently she has cooperated on a number of exceptional cook books (most of them published by Munich’s Collection Rolf Heyne). This enabled her to work closely with celebrity chefs like Johanna Maier, Dieter Müller, Sven Elverfeld, Christian Jürgens and Kolja Kleeberg.