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The Beauty of Food Landscape by Carl Warner
I don’t know why the art always beautiful. It's came to me when I first time know how the art so beautiful. But I had proved this through my several hubs related with art. There are many types of art with various media. Food is one of the most interesting objects to be written. We can see many hubbers wrote about food and recipe. I believe that all of them make us hungry. But we can implement the arts through food. We can see this in food decoration through birthday cake, food carving, a final presentation of a food with beautiful garnish.
Talking about garnish is something important to make a food presentation looks beautiful. I found something interesting related with food decoration. Through this hub, I promise to make us say “wow and wow”. This art is totally amazing. We can call this “food landscape”. Through the hands of a man we can see a beautiful art creation made from foods. Personally, I can't believe this. But after searching for the video and I know how to make this art from step by step. I give my thumbs up to this man. So, please allow me to introduce a beautiful "food landscape" by Carl Warner. To remind us again, I had written a hub related with beautiful creation made by Carl Warner. You can check my hub with the title, “London Made by Fruits and Vegetables”.
London Made by Fruits and Vegetables
Up close and personal with Carl Warner
Who is the man behind the beautiful creation of food landscape? Carl Warner is a creative man who always develop his skills to make a beautiful food landscape. Carl Warner is London-based photographer who was born in Liverpool (England), in 1963. When he was child, he spent hours with drawing and creating something beautiful based on his imagination. He inspired by famous artists, like: Salvador Dali and Patrick Woodroofe. His education background is from the London College of Printing (three years degree course) in photography, film and television in 1982.
He has experience in assist various photographers (advertising field) for a wide variety of products and brands. His experience in advertising photographer has been doing for over 25 years. About the past ten years, he has been developing his skilled in making specific landscape of the food. He also cooperated with many advertising agencies in the world to produce beautiful advertising from food industry, like: Juice and vitamin products. We can see the beauty of commercial advertising by Carl Warner through the video below.
He attracted many attentions from magazines and newspapers all over the world, like: Sunday Times, Richard and Judy Show, etc. We can see many images publishing on TV, newspaper and websites. He had released his first book in October 2010. He also participated for an animated children’s television series. He helped children to promote healthy eating, including diet and nutrition. He saw wide opportunities of advertising and television in the future.
Carl Warner artwork
Carl Warner is a good example of a creative person. His works is totally eye-candy and of course, makes us hungry. His food landscapes are created in Carl’s London studio. The scene of photograph from foreground to background was taken on top of a large purpose built triangular table top. He still uses model makers and food stylists to help him create the sets of food landscape though he’s very hands on with his work. His work began with sketch in order to get a good composition. It acts as a blue print for his team to work to. His team consists of model makers, stylists, and retouchers.
They work together to determine the best ingredients to work with, after the drawing is agreed upon. Carl and his team work hard to make a real scene at first glance for their audience. He always uses classic compositional techniques to fool the viewer thinking. His work brings a smile to the viewer, including me, of course. Though the fact everything beauty here came up from the food. Carl Warner very experienced in lighting (using a combination of flash lighting equipment and tungsten. The light looks so natural, though sometimes he used natural light if he working outdoors. His ability came after having worked for many years as a photographer.
All the colors and textures bring the beauty of a scene. Everything is the result of his discipline of working in the studio. The process in making food landscape is very time-consuming. His beautiful artwork can take up to 2 or 3 days to build. Including a couple of days in retouching and combine all elements together. So, he spends a lot of time in planning everything and choosing the best ingredients to make his work seem as the real one. Even he spends a lot of time in the supermarket staring fruits and vegetables. Such as finding the right shaped broccoli to use as a tree, sometimes makes him seem a little odd.
The food landscape by Carl Warner is photographed in different layers. He uses a Hasselblad H3D39 to shoot the scenes and retouches them on his Mac. We might never thought that vegetables can produced beautiful art form, like: grain as mountain, broccoli as tree, cabbage leaves as the waves, baked potato as stones, etc. The process is selected foods in the first designed. Construction and landscape photography took two or three days. Retouching and combining all layers of photography in a few days.
Carl Warner also been interviewed by photoshop.com. He said that he often use notebook to make a sketch his idea and develop concepts in the drawings. Photoshop program has a most essential role in his work. He uses this program to do rough composites during shooting, including detailed cutting out and digital retouching. He also admitted that without Photoshop program, he would not be able to create such of beautiful food landscape. Although he has a many experiences in directing TV commercials by using animation and live action to bring his scenes into three dimensional.