Carl Warner: Shooting Foodscapes

Have you ever considered shooting a city entirely made of vegetables and fruits or a village made from sausage? That has been the photographic career of British photographer Carl Warner for the past decade and the results are breathtaking.

Warner didn’t start as a photographer, in fact, he worked in graphic design in the advertising industry for decades before starting to shoot professionally. His first foodscape was done using mushrooms and it made him realize that there is an entire universe that you can create from food just waiting to be created and photographed.

Making a single picture of a foodscape can take two days to prepare but the design and planning can easily take weeks and in the video interview above the guys from Wex Photo Video talks to Warner about his work and in the video below, recorded by CBS News Sunday Morning back in 2012, Warner shows some of the work behind the scenes of shooting his foodscapes.

CBS News Sunday Morning interview with Carl Warner from 2012 with some behind the scenes

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One of Warner’s amazing commercials for the Homewrecker Burrito

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You can check out some of Warner’s work on his site. As always, you can find many more behind the scenes videos on the BTS section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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