The phrase "Don't play with your food" clearly never resinated with London-based photographer Carl Warner. All the elements in his work are created using different foods, and he admits to spending a lot of time staring at vegetables in the supermarket.
Each image starts with a drawing in order to get the composition worked out. Then model makers and food stylists help to create the sets. The landscapes are photographed in different layers, then stitched together later. He hopes to produce a book in the future, which I will almost assuredly purchase.
If you like these, check out the work of Matthew Albanese.
The Strange Worlds project by Matthew Albanese is one of the most creative and interesting projects I have ever seen.
According to Albanese: "My work involves the construction of small-scale meticulously detailed models using various materials and objects to create emotive landscapes. Every aspect from the construction to the lighting of the final model is painstakingly pre-planned using methods which force the viewers perspective when photographed from a specific angle. Using a mixture of photographic techniques such as scale, depth of field, white balance and lighting I am able to drastically alter the appearance of my materials."
You can see some of the behind the scenes shots at his Flickr account.