Foodscapes: amazing food art *pics*

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maxter

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Carl Warner is a London-based photographer who makes foodscapes: landscapes made of food. In the picture above, a pea pod boat sails away from a land made of bread and potatoes, over a sea of salmon


Carl says: "Although I’m very hands-on, I do use model makers and food stylists to help me create the sets. I tend to start with a drawing which I sketch out in order to get the composition worked out”


The scenes are photographed in layers from foreground to background, as the process is very time-consuming and the food quickly wilts under the lights. Here, hot air balloons made of a variety of fruit and veg soar over fields of asparagus, courgettes, beans and corn


The images can take up to two or three days to build and photograph and then a couple of days retouching and fine-tuning them to blend together all the elements, such as parmesan cliffs with sweet potato boulders and cress and savoy cabbage foliage under a red cabbage sky


Carl spends a lot of time planning each image before shooting in order to choose the best ingredients to replicate larger scale shapes and forms within nature, like these coconut haystacks
 

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He spends a lot of time staring at vegetables in supermarkets, which can make him seem a little odd. However, finding the right shaped broccoli to use for a tree is an all-important task


Carl says: "Although there is a fair amount of waste, there is a lot of food left over which is always shared out with the team, though most of the food used in the sets have either been superglued or pinned, and neither of these makes for good eating.” This fishscape features rocks made of oyster shells and crab claws, boats made of marrows and asparagus, and a shining, silvery, slippery sea of fish


Carl shoots the scenes using a Hasselblad H3D39 and retouches them on a Mac in his London studio


He cites as his influences the photographer Ansel Adams and films such as The Wizard of Oz and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


The finished images have been used for advertisements, such as these Tuscan scenes produced for Sacla pasta sauces
 

maxter

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Carl's own favourite photograph is the red cabbage sea because it is simple yet it captures a great atmosphere


Underwater cave scene, complete with carrot stalactites, a pea pod boat, and sealife made of exotic fruits, cauliflower and broccoli. Carl hopes to produce a book in the future, reasoning that it would appeal to lovers of both food and art


You can see more of Carl's work on his website...


...and you can purchase posters of his work here
 

dearmissie

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Thanks for merging. I searched foodscapes for a title and didn't see anything so I started a new thread.

I want to get some of these pics - they are so cool to look at!
No problemo girl!! I know, I would love to have one in my kitchen!! How fun to look at while cooking or eating!! Very inspirational!! I think it would really motivate little kids to cook and eat more yummy healthy food!! :tup:
 
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