Organic creation meets human imagination.
Carl Werner has some proof that nature has everything that even our wildest imagination envision:
“Although I’m very hands on with my work, I do use model makers and food stylists to help me create the sets. I tend to start with a drawing which I sketch out in order to get the composition worked out, this acts as a blue print for the team to work to.” … These images can take up to two or three days to build and photograph and then a couple of days retouching and fine tuning the images to blend all the elements together. Carl spends a lot of time planning each image before shooting in order to choose the best ingredients to replicate larger scale shapes and forms within nature, so he spends a lot of time staring at vegetables in supermarkets which makes him seem a little odd! However, he is careful to point out that finding the right shaped broccoli to use as a tree is an all important task.
So there you go again, it’s all about interaction (supermarket visits, food research), imagination (helped with his drawing), and collaboration (food stylists, model makers).
The Foodscapes is part of a new book that has just been revised this month: Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes. (Buy from this link, I get a kickback), or you can buy the individual prints.