Carl Warner created his first “Foodscape” in 1998 when he picked up a portabella mushroom and imagined that it was some kind of canopy tree in an alien world.
A decade later, his work was discovered by the media and his images went viral around the world, it was even used to help promote healthy eating.
Warner uses everyday ingredients to create edible worlds that look peculiarly familiar. The food series combines the artist’s limitless imagination with his skills for food photography. Each “foodscape” is hand-built in his London-based studio. He first sketches out the composition and then works with a team of model makers and food stylists to build each set, which took over two to three days to complete.
“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 to the viewer, and for me that’s the best part,” Warner told My Modern Met.
He also spends a lot of time when selecting his organic materials. “There is such an incredible choice of ingredients in terms of shape, texture, and colors. My palette is a three dimensional one, which I can choose from around the globe.”
Scroll down to see his delectable creations below.