Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle (a French pastry chef/arts photography team) create landscapes out of food: mushrooms, kiwis, salads, ice cream, watermelons, cakes. Cauliflower, even.
The result is actually really funny and great, and can be seen through the duo's own photographs:

[Image: Week-end].

[Image: Escargot (in a different photograph, there is a large snail creeping through the salad)].

[Image: Peinture fraîche].

[Image: Mouton (aka Le prédateur)].

Gastronomic landscapes, or gastronomescapism, perhaps.
For those curious, of course, there's more to be read at the Galerie Fraîch'Attitude (in French); and, if you have a lot of patience and a high tolerance for slow and completely unnecessary Flash, then you can visit their own website for some more images – some really, really great images – making all the frustrating Flash b.s. almost worthwhile.

[Image: Pastèque (aka Les épépineurs)].

(Via things magazine).

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Blogger Jimmy said...

I love this, especially the watermelon one. Small-scale sculpture gets no respect, unless it's jewelry or maybe the atomic-level sculpture that nanotechnologists make, and even that is just because it's novel.

This guy carves sculptures into the lead of a pencil, while it's still attached to the pencil. His site says the sculptures take years to complete — good lord, seriously?

October 12, 2005 8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw prints of these FoodScapes in a gallery in Barcelona last year, there are others too, very cool...

October 17, 2005 11:39 AM  
Blogger perfectoinsecto said...

very creative! and does anyone remember the photographer who did the mini people like this but the landscape was a womans's body?

November 03, 2005 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these guys are great! i attempt play of scale in my photo cutouts too.


November 27, 2005 10:04 AM  
Anonymous jack said...

watermelon staff very nice: D

January 24, 2011 2:22 PM  

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