link to Carl’s website
A foodscape photographer who dreams up beautiful landscapes and makes them out of FOOD has released pictures of his latest fantastical creations.
Carl Warner, 45, first draws his ideas, then buys the produce and spends days creating the landscapes using a raft of fresh ingredients…plus some pins and superglue.
His latest book, Food Landscapes, features many seascapes as well as scenes from around the world such as a wild west wagon scene complete with avocado cowboys.
Spot the fruit: Carl Warner’s ‘Coralscape’ features pineapples, coconuts, passion fruit, melons, lychees, kumquats, mangoes, lemons and limes – and that’s just the island
Spicy scene: Mr Warner’s riverscape includes soya yellow bean, cinnamon stick, dried lotus seeds and herbs, with physalis lanterns and a noodle floor, and bok choy and Savoy cabbage landscape
Something fishy about this one: Lobsters, crabs, oysters, mussels, cockles, whelks and scallops compete alongside razor clams, pollack and cole. Not to mention salmon , sprats, sea bass, herring , mackerel, and whitebait… and some vegetables too
Portrait of the artist…in chocolate: Carl Warner displays his ‘Chocolate Express’ at St Pancras International Station to mark the launch of his book ‘Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes’
Good enough to eat: Carl’s ‘village’ features chocolate mallow cookie pie, ginger almond and chocolate chip biscotti, chocolate peanut cookies and a raft ofother bakery favourites, dusted with icing sugar ‘snow’. Coconut macaroon clouds float above the idyllic scene
Way out west: An Airstream trailer made from a crusty white loaf; Pepperoni Telegraph poles with black spaghetti wires and a dusting of oats and cereals on the ground. But can you also spot monkey nuts, dried butter beans, shallots, dried pasta and parsley?
Tropical sunset: Sail away on a smoked salmon sea, past soda bread rocks and pinto bean pebbles – but watch out for those potato and parsley outcrops of rock…
Cowboy scene: You get the picture now – the cacti are gherkins and prickly pears. The covered wagon ? A breadstick and tortilla wrap with onion ring and pretzel wheels. And as for the cowboys… avocado pears wrapped in bacon with hot dog hats
A country kitchen bursting with goodness: mozzarella clouds, fresh pasta fields, green chili cypress trees, parsley hedging and crops, Parmesan buildings, red pasta roofs, parsley trees…and that’s just outside the window
Radicchio skies tint this country scene, made of a carefully selected range of nuts, herbs, and vegetables – oh and coconut haystacks. See if you can spot what the scarecrow is made of
The book is out now, published by Abrams at £15.99 and is available from all good bookstores and from Amazon