Big Appetites

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Yes siree! 
I wanted to share with you the work of Seattle photographer Chris Boffoli on his new project, Big Appetites. I originally stumbled upon these photographs on Smith Journal (supposedly a gentleman's magazine but, meh). The subject matter is of the world in miniature but as a fantastical foodscape. Hansel and Gretel, eat your heart out! The images have been meticulously constructed (each figurine was hand-painted) and have a whimsical sense of humour about them. They are perfect for a little bit of "Caption this!"

I love the vibrancy that Chris has brought to the work. Inspired by his model-making as a child (Matchbox, anyone?) he has sourced  food locally from places such as Bakery Nouveau (for patisserie goodness) and given it a playful spin. There are some more pressing issues raised however, such as over-consumption and portion sizing - slightly overshadowed however by the light-heartedness of it all. It's a macro-photographers dream i.e. mine!

If you're lucky enough to be in NYC at this very moment, Big Appetites is exhibiting at Winston Wachter Fine Art NYC from June 21st to August 24th. For the rest of us, we can enjoy this version of extreme food-styling in the meantime...

Lazy Janet would use any excuse at all to stop paddling.

422 days without an accident at the chocolate quarry.

Gary always used too much mustard. But no one could say so. It was a union thing.

It was so like Patty. Right idea. Wrong execution.

If they'd only realize that the killer was right there in the crowd.

It seemed an opportune time to school little Danny on the pitfalls of eating yellow snow.

All photographs and captions by Chris Boffoli from Big Appetites.

Finally, here is a wee segment featuring Chris from NBC First Look:

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Thanks for reading! M


  1. Absolutely adorable. I've never seen anything like this. the creativity just has no bounds. Love the one with "teaching about the yellow snow".

  2. What a wonderful exhibition...and SO clever! I wish this would come to Sydney...or that I was in NYC to see it.



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