“ FOODSCAPES” The British Photgrapher Carl Warner created a series of landscape images utilizing basic food ingredients found in a typical Kitchen. The images "foodscapes" (made up of the words Food and Landscapes) show scenes including, Caverns, Submarines, Forests, Beaches etc. using fruits, Legumes, Cheeses, Pastas, Breads among others.
The Forest of Dean or the Forest of Greens? The road is paved with cumin, peas hang from broccoli trees and cauliflower clouds adorn the sky with bread for mountains.
The photographer is known in his neighborhood of Kent in England as he spends hours in stores looking for the best pieces of brocoli, peppers, fruits etc. to compose the landscape scenes. To achieve depth and to give a realistic three-dimensional feel to the photographs, each still life is composed on a table measuring 8ft by 4ft. The foreground is only about 2ft across. In addition, they are taken in stages so the fresh foods do not get wilted or stale before the photo is finished.
Edible ingredients in this Italian-inspired rural scene include a lasagna cart, fields of pasta, a pine nut wall, mozzarella clouds, trees of peppers and chilies and a parmesan village.
“ I like the way small aspects of nature look a lot like the larger counterparts. ", says Carl Warner. He also confesses that, up to now, he has not been able to convince his four kids to eat their vegetables. “ At least I cannot say that they enjoy eating fruits and vegetables as much as I do”, says Carl.
This Cavern is made with fruits of the sea. The “rocks” are made of bread, but, the ones on the bottom of the sea are cauliflower. To give the dimension of depth, the landscape is on a 3x3 foot table.
Rice, coconuts, several grains, and a sky made of cabbage make up this pastoral scene.
This one is made from lettuce leaves, rocks of sweet and red potatoes, canyon walls made of bread, and the sky of red cabbage...
This reddish sea on this beach scene at sunset is made up of salmon filets. The rocks are of potatoes and bread. And the small boat made of a green pea pod complete the scene.
This plate makes the perfect rainbow behind a forest made up of legumes and potatoes.
Houses made of cheese, crates and baskets made of various pastas. The street is made up of legumes, and grains.
This Italian kitchen has many vegetables and pastas. The houses seen through the window are made of cheese.
At first sight, it’s hard to notice that the mountains are made up of bread...
The creativity is impresive: balloons made of fruit and legumes, trees of broccoli, rocks of poatoes, fields of corn and peppers, and a town made of cheese with a carrot tower... Wow!
In this mountain scene, bread sticks and cured ham slices are transformed into a carriage to be pushed down a path made of salami bordered by trees made bacon.
In this scene, the main components are: Ham for the sky, mountains and the river; Bread for rocks; Bread sticks for the house; And Salami for it’s roof.
A winter landscape for carnivores – Parma ham and breadsticks are fashioned into a sled which is pulled across a snow-covered road made from a selection of cold meats. While the trees are made up of wrapped bacon, and the house in the background is of breadsticks and more cold cuts.
Finally, this “thinking man” is made up of various legumes including broccoli, red cabbage, green peppers and a cucumber for the nose. The thought balloons are made up of potatoes.
The photographs will be used for an advertisement campaign for a supermarket chain in England. Warner also plans to put these together in a coffee table book to promote healthy eating for children. Carl’s Website is at: http://www.carlwarner.com/
This campaign should be a great success as anyone that sees these impressive foodscapes yearns for all the delicious foods pictured in this wonderful exhibition... The End