Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes
I always thought food was for eating, but a photographer called Carl Warner is proving me wrong. Apparently, food is ideal for creating photographic landscapes and Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes is hot property after an appearance on CBS TV yesterday.
He uses fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, fish, meat, and grains, and the book offers a trip “around the world in 25 international tableaux constructed from appropriate regional ingredients.”
It must have taken days to construct some of these images (didn’t the food start to go bad? Or does Warner’s studio double as a refrigerator? Do they eat the landscape after taking the picture?). I looked at the images and started to think about the gingerbread house in Hansel and Gretel.