I often watch a Sunday Morning TV on CBS show called “Sunday Morning”. It is a 90 minute show focused often on the arts “featuring videos, extended interviews, photo galleries and much more.” One Sunday morning a few months ago they (Sunday Morning) did a piece on Carl Warner, it made me smile and so I filed away the name away to share with you all, my readers, on a Fun Food Friday! Today, here it is: Art and Food- two of my favorites! By the way, videos showing Carl’s can be found on You Tube.
All this info is per www.carlwarner.com
“Born in Liverpool, England in 1963, he moved to Kent at the age of seven where as an only child he spent hours in his room drawing and creating worlds from his imagination having been inspired by artists such as Salvador Dali, Patrick Woodroofe and record sleeve artists such as Roger Dean and the work of Hipgnosis. Carl began his career by going to art college with a view to becoming an illustrator as he had a talent for drawing yet quickly discovered that his ideas and creative eye was better suited to photography as a faster and more exciting medium in which to work. After a year’s foundation course at Maidstone Art College he moved to the London College of Printing in 1982 to do a three year degree course in photography, film and television. In 1985 he left to assist various photographers in the world of advertising for a year, after which he became one himself.
Although a very keen landscape photographer he initially established himself as a successful still life photographer, and then began to branch out into other areas of photography in the advertising world, shooting people and landscapes for a wide variety of products and brands. Over the past ten years he has been developing a body of work making landscapes out of food, and has been commissioned by many advertising agencies throughout the world to produce these for clients in the food industry. ….
The ‘Foodscapes’ are created in Carl’s London studio where they are built on top of a large purpose built triangular table top. The scenes are photographed in layers from foreground to background and sky as the process is very time consuming and so the food quickly wilts under the lights. Each element is then put together in post production to achieve the final image.”
Please check out Carl’s work. I can pretty much guarantee you will smile, be a bit amazed and glad you did! Again, here is the website. http://www.carlwarner.com/