Synopses & Reviews
Carl Warner is a professional photographer known for his miniature landscapes made entirely from edible ingredients. A World of Food
presents 12 of his amazing pictures, each one showing young readers what the world might look like if there were only a single color. andldquo;Yellowandrdquo; is a desert made of pasta palm trees, cereal sand, and swiss cheese pyramids, while andldquo;Orangeandrdquo; features pumpkin cottages, carrot trees, and apricot leaves. Playful verse accompanies each image, guiding viewers through the pictures and inviting them to figure out the various foods used (which are all identified at the back of the book). This is a wonderful book about colors and creativity for parents and children to look through together and discover the many different foods that make up Warnerandrsquo;s fantastical world.
Praise for A World of Food
andquot;Children will delight in pointing at the sweet ingredients, such as meringue clouds and lollipop trees.andquot;
andmdash;Wall Street Journal
andquot;Kids and adults alike will marvel at these painstakingly assembled and composed photos, eagerly identifying the foods that make up the details of the landscapes.andquot;
HONORS winner: 2012 National Parenting Publications Book Awards
In recent years, Carl Warners photographs have been unofficially circulating on the Internet and in mass e-mailings, to the pleasure of thousands upon thousands of viewers. Now, these images and many new ones are collected in one volume.
In the spirit of Play with Your Food, Carl Warners Food Landscapes is a colorful and fantastically imaginative collection of landscapes constructed entirely from fruits and vegetables, cheeses, breads, fish, meat, and grains. The book offers a trip around the world in 25 international tableaux constructed from appropriate regional ingredients. Each photo is spectacular on its own, but the effort of constructing it is equally fascinating. Every image in the book is followed by an essay about the creative process and stories from the photo shoots, as well as behind-the-scenes material such as preliminary sketches, making-of photos, detail shots, and a list of the ingredients and their position in the final picture.
In the spirit of "Play with Your Food, Carl Warner's Food Landscapes" is a colorful and fantastically imaginative collection of landscapes constructed entirely from fruits and vegetables, cheeses, breads, fish, meat, and grains.
Includes bonus postcards!
Its not just eye candyits a full meal! Welcome to visionary photographer Carl Warners curious world, where Parmesan peaks tower over a desert of paprika and spiky chicory, while a tomato-skin scorpion perches on a potato. Every one of the 13 complex images featured in this calendar offers a unique visual feast for foodies and fantasy lovers.
About the Author
Carl Warner is a London-based photographer who works mainly in advertising. Over the past few years, he has been making landscapes out of food and photographing them; and he has been commissioned by many advertising agencies throughout Europe to produce custom pieces for clients in the food industry. He photographs his scenes in layers-from foreground to background and sky-as the process is so time consuming, the food quickly wilts under the lights. He then compiles the layers in post-production to achieve the final image. His "foodscapes" take up to three days to build and photograph and then a couple more days to retouch and fine-tune. The results, both edible and incredible, have brought him international acclaim.