Foodscapes, Food Landscapes by Carl Warner

The 2010 book, Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes, is full of amazing and elaborate “foodscapes” from London-based photographer Carl Warner. Each foodscape is created and shot in Warner’s studio in London and photographed in layers and brought together in post-production. He says, “Although I’m very hands on with my work, 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, this acts as a blue print for the team to work to.”

Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes is a colorful and fantastically imaginative collection of landscapes constructed entirely from fruits and vegetables, cheeses, breads, fish, meat, and grains. The book offers a trip around the world in 25 international tableaux constructed from appropriate regional ingredi­ents. Each photo is spectacular on its own, but the effort of constructing it is equally fascinating. Every image in the book is followed by an essay about the creative process and stories from the photo shoots, as well as behind-the-scenes material such as preliminary sketches, making-of photos, detail shots, and a list of the ingredients and their position in the final picture.

via Brain Pickings

photos by Carl Warner