Foodscapes by Carl Warner
I tend to draw a very conventional landscape using classic compositional techniques as I need to fool the viewer into thinking it is a real scene at first glance, it is the realization that the scene is in fact made of food that brings a smile that brings a smile to the viewer, and for me that’s the best part.
If you see the pictures that were photographed by Carl Warner, you would probably think that these images are painted landscapes. But you have to look a little more closely to see that all “Foodscapes”, or Food Landscapes, were made from broccoli, cucumbers and other real food.
The images are true photos and it takes a lot of time to create them – two or three days to build and photograph, with a couple more days spent retouching and fine tuning the images to blend all the elements together. And also Carl spends a lot of time planning each image before shooting.
The ‘Foodscapes’ are created in Carl’s London studio and many advertising agencies throughout Europe constantly buy his unique images for clients and food industry.
“I’ve always enjoyed the discipline of working in the studio, and the spontaneity of working outdoors in natural light, as you never know what you’re going to get. With my ‘Foodscapes’ I can now put together the knowledge of natural light with the control of recreating it in the studio in order to bring out the colors and textures as well as the beauty of a scene”, – Carl says.
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