Monday, July 15, 2013

I eat the works I create

My Paper, Monday, July 15, 2013, Page A15, My Executive, Style
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By PRABU KRISHNA MOORTHY, Published on Jul 15, 2013, mypaper
 

SURREAL: The Bread Village was a commission from the La Brea Bread Company for a poster campaign in Ireland. Mr Carl Warner said that a model maker built the houses out of blue cheese and constructed the stalls for the country market.
PHOTO: SURREAL: The Bread Village was a commission from the La Brea Bread Company for a poster campaign in Ireland. Mr Carl Warner said that a model maker built the houses out of blue cheese and constructed the stalls for the country market.
PHOTO: CARL WARNER
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British photographer Carl Warner, 50, has been using edible food items such as bread, meat, fruit and vegetables to "paint" amazing, picturesque Foodscapes - or landscapes made of food - since the late 1990s.

My Paper spoke to him to find out why he does what he does.



Coralscape
PHOTO: Coralscape
Carl Warner is photographer from London, UK and he created this absolute creative series called: Foodscapes. It's basically landscapes constructed entirely from fruits, vegetables, cheese, bread, fish, meat and more. At first glance you'll think that is a real landscape but it's entirely made of food!
Foodscapes Series by Carl Warner. All Rights to Carl Warner
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Do you eat the works that you create?
Of course, that is the best part.

Food is a great pleasure both visually and taste-wise, so enjoying it on every level is what my works are about.

They are a celebration of food, and I use ingredients in the same way that a painter uses paint.



Celery Forest
PHOTO: Celery Forest
Food is a great pleasure both visually and taste-wise. Ingredients are used in the same way that a painter uses paint.
Foodscapes Series by Carl Warner. All Rights to Carl Warner
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How did you get into using food as part of your works?
I am not a traditional food photographer, but more of a still-life photographer. I found that food ingredients (rather than cooked food) are very interesting subjects in terms of organic structures and formations.

I was struck by the fact that these patterns and aspects of design are seen throughout the natural world, and I wondered about creating larger scenes of the natural world from its smaller components.



Cucumber Bridge
PHOTO: Cucumber Bridge
Design are seen throughout the natural world, larger scenes of the natural world are created from its smaller components.
Foodscapes Series by Carl Warner. All Rights to Carl Warner
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Some of your pieces are very elaborate. Do you construct your art pieces or do you get help?
I work with a team of model makers and food stylists who help build the larger scenes. But I made many of the smaller scenes myself.



Amazon Kayak
PHOTO: Amazon Kayak
This popular food artist / photographer works with a team of model makers and food stylists who help build the larger scenes.
Foodscapes Series by Carl Warner. All Rights to Carl Warner
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What is the most challenging aspect of creating Foodscapes?
The biggest challenge is working with fresh ingredients that will wilt and dry out under studio lights.

We have to plan each part of the shoot carefully, so that we can assemble the image in a way that makes everything look its best.



Tuscan Landscape

PHOTO: Tuscan Landscape
The biggest challenge is working with fresh ingredients that will wilt and dry out under studio lights.
Foodscapes Series by Carl Warner. All Rights to Carl Warner
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How do you come up with the concepts behind your works?
Much of my work has been commissioned by advertising agencies or food brands, so the products tend to dictate many of their ideas.

Inspiration can come from the ingredients or a location that we are trying to recreate.



Stilton Cottage
PHOTO: Stilton Cottage
The scene are photographed in layers, which are then put together in post production.
Foodscapes Series by Carl Warner. All Rights to Carl Warner
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How long does it take for you to construct a piece?
It depends on the idea, the size of the set and the amount of model-making required.

Simple scenes can be done in a day. More elaborate pieces are shot over several days. We shoot the scene in layers, which are then put together in post production.



Truffle Falls Panorama
PHOTO: Truffle Falls Panorama
Inspiration can come from the ingredients or a location that we are trying to recreate. Simple scenes can be done in a day. More elaborate pieces are shot over several days.
Foodscapes Series by Carl Warner. All Rights to Carl Warner
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How did you create the Bread Village?
This was a commission from the La Brea Bread Company for a poster campaign in Ireland.

My model maker built the houses out of blue cheese and constructed the stalls for the country market.

The rest of the work is just dressing the set with food ingredients that add details, to bring it all to life.



SURREAL: The Bread Village was a commission from the La Brea Bread Company for a poster campaign in Ireland. Mr Carl Warner said that a model maker built the houses out of blue cheese and constructed the stalls for the country market.
PHOTO: SURREAL: The Bread Village was a commission from the La Brea Bread Company for a poster campaign in Ireland. Mr Carl Warner said that a model maker built the houses out of blue cheese and constructed the stalls for the country market.
PHOTO: CARL WARNER
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What is your favourite image from the Foodscapes collection, and why?
My favourite is the Fishscape. It was a very difficult scene to create as we had to do it all in one day and work with fresh fish, which deteriorated very quickly (and also started to smell).



Fishscape was a very difficult scene to create as it had to be done all in one day, and worked with fresh fish, which deteriorated very quickly (and also started to smell).
PHOTO: Fishscape was a very difficult scene to create as it had to be done all in one day, and worked with fresh fish, which deteriorated very quickly (and also started to smell).
Foodscapes Series by Carl Warner. All Rights to Carl Warner
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Fishscape
PHOTO: Fishscape
This popular food artist / photographer manipulates salmon fillets, garlic cloves and brocoli florets into fantastic sureal landscapes and then photographs them.
Foodscapes Series by Carl Warner. All Rights to Carl Warner
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What is the one lasting impression that you want to leave in your photos?
I love that my works make people smile. To give people a sense of joy is a great reward and privilege for me.



Cart & Balloons
PHOTO: Cart & Balloons
"I love that my works make people smile. To give people a sense of joy is a great reward and privilege for me."
Foodscapes Series by Carl Warner. All Rights to Carl Warner
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What advice would you give to someone who wants to have a go at creating "foodscapes"?
Try to find a different angle or see things in a different way. Create according to your passions and desires.

Above all, have fun and love what you do, as that will shine through in your works.



Gondola - Ravioli air balloon (Bread and Cheese)PHOTO: Gondola - Ravioli air balloon (Bread and Cheese)
Made entirely of vegetables, meat, dairy and fish, Warner's foodscapes look so real you really have to take a second look to discern what edibles you are actually looking at!

"Foodscapes started out as personal project where I wanted to highlight the idea of implied design within the natural world, the qualities within organic forms,' said the Kent UK based 44-year-old. 'For me, the forms, shapes, patterns and structures of everything from DNA molecules to fingerprints, from tornadoes to spiral galaxies all point to a much bigger picture."
Foodscapes Series by Carl Warner. All Rights to Carl Warner

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By PRABU KRISHNA MOORTHY, Published on Jul 15, 2013, mypaper

Four of Carl Warner's Foodscapes are being shown at Central as part of the mall's Food Festival, on until July 28. Spend any amount at the mall's food-and-beverage outlets and bid with your receipt for an autographed Foodscapes work of art. For details, visit www.thecentral.com.sg



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