Foodscapes is a series by photographer Carl Warner in which he creates beautiful surreal landscapes using various foods. Warner starts by visualizing and sketching his ideas, which are then built on a large table in his studio with the help of his team. Large blocks of polystyrene are carved and covered with ingredients in order to make the hills seen in his photos, while shallow tanks are used to create lakes, rivers, and seas. Photographs for three different layers (foreground, middle ground, and background) are captured separately and then combined in post.
Warner’s work reminds us of Strange Worlds by Matthew Albanese, except Albanese doesn’t restrict himself to foods when creating his mini landscapes.
To see more of Warner’s creative images, check out his website here.
Image credits: Photographs by Carl Warner and used with permission