Recently saw a slideshow at the Washington Post featuring some of the fine art photographs from Christopher Boffoli’s “Big Appetites” series and had to share. This stuff gets me right where I live — food + toys.
“The series presents tiny, meticulously detailed figures posed in real food environments, referencing both a cultural fascination with tiny things as well as an American proclivity for excess, especially in the realm of food.”
Christopher’s photos renew my appreciation for the sheer beauty of food with its variety of colors and textures, and his carefully staged scenarios not only tickle the imagination, but are curiously thought-provoking even as they elicit a decidedly visceral response — touching a place where childhood, fantasy, yearning, wonder, humor, perception, and even conscience, co-exist. Another cool way to observe National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Enjoy!
Okay, I know this one’s not about fruits or veggies, but I couldn’t resist.
♥ Christopher is a writer, artist, filmmaker, and photographer living in Seattle. Click through to the Big Appetites website to read more about what inspired this series, the key influences on his overall artistic vision, and info about how to purchase his work.
♥ Limited Edition greeting cards are available for purchase here.
♥ Click here to read an interview with Christopher at theKitchn.com.
♥ Click here to see the Washington Post slideshow, which includes a hot dog, cookies, spilled milk, a big cupcake, cereal, poptarts, eggs and more goodies.
♥ “Edible Worlds,” featuring Christopher’s work, just opened at Winston Wächter Fine Art in NYC last week. Show runs through August 24, 2012.
**All photos copyright © Christopher Boffoli. All rights reserved.
Copyright © 2012 Jama Rattigan of Jama’s Alphabet Soup. All rights reserved.