We can only imagine that when Carl Warner was little his mother had to say, “Don’t play with your food” — a lot. Clearly he didn’t listen and now he’s turned tom-ato foolery into an art form… literally. Warner is the world-renowned creator of Foodscapes, photo realistic, scenic extravaganzas made entirely of edible objects.
Where you see lox, he sees sunset reflecting waves.
Upside down garlic bulbs and strawberries, hover in his skies like hot air balloons.
A carrot is a stalactite to Warner.
Broccoli stalks turn into trees… okay, we could probably have figured that one out on our own.
His Foodscape productions are a lot of hard work, too. Warner has to photograph each shot in stages so that the food doesn’t wilt and them composite them on a computer to make one final image.
Any good foodie will agree that half the fun is breaking down each photo’s ingredients. Some of his culinary choices might surprise you. Check them out for yourself here. And watch the video (above) to see how Carl creates his images.
For more pop culture stories read: