Photographer Carl Warner says he has one major goal: to “make people smile.” And with landscapes made of lollipops, peppermints, and gumdrops, his dream-like images do just that.
A trained still-life photographer, Warner’s career in advertising photography gave him the skills to create “Foodscapes.”
“Foodscapes” is a series of images made entirely of food replicating classic landscape photography.
Making these images was simply a personal project but Warner’s dedication to the craft brought him media attention in 2008.
Two years later, he landed a book deal, resulting in “Food Landscapes.”
Foodscapes are created in Warner’s London studio. There he builds the scenes atop a large triangular table that is 12 feet across, and nine feet deep.
Every Foodscape scene begins as a sketch drawn by Warner. This sketch serves as the “blueprint” for the final finished product.
Warner takes his time on the renderings. “I tend to draw a very conventional landscape using classic compositional techniques,” he says.
He works closely with a food stylist to help bring his visions to life. Together, they decide on the best ingredients to use to build every aspect of the scene.