What do Germany, Seattle, Peppercorns, and Soccer Have in Common?

soccar pepper
© by Christopher Boffoli

The answer would be the fanciful world of photographer Christopher Boffoli. I so enjoy the inspired creativity he exhibits as he combines miniature, hand-painted figurines from Germany with staged arrangements of artisan food, fresh fruits and vegetables, North American crustaceans, and a variety of beverages to create charming vignettes. Influenced, in part, by Gulliver’s Travels Boffoli creates a new world of food landscapes where peppercorns become soccer balls, ice cream cones become tee-pees at a camp ground, and a bar code on a wafer package becomes a backdrop to a criminal lineup.

In his book, Big Appetites, Seattle based artist Christopher Boffoli turns mundane tasks upside down by placing them in a world of big food and adding his own tongue-in-cheek captions.  Nominated for the James Beard Award in 2012, Boffoli’s Big Appetites photograph series has been published in more than 90 countries around the world and featured in The Washington Post, National Public Radio, The Chew, The Huffington Post, Oprah.com, and in other media outlets internationally.

Below are some of my favorite images from Big Appetites. Enjoy!

© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli
© by Christopher Boffoli

More of his work and about him online @ http://bigappetites.net

or live this summer in
LONDON http://www.flaere.com or
NEW YORK http://www.winstonwachter.com/exhibitions_ny.php

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