Big Appetities - Tiny People in a World of Big Food
The American photographer Christopher Boffoli loves to play with food. He creates colourful photographs of absurd, but beautiful, worlds full of food using miniature people. The scenes present tiny figures hard at work from the crack of dawn, with coffee farmers, strawberry pickers and pancake bakers. We then follow these characters in various scenes of meals, with lunch, snacks, dinner, dessert and drinks. But we never see them actually eating the food. They use the food to bicycle, sail in and work with in their own lives and cultures.
In a humorous and dramatic way, Boffoli reminds us of our global connection with other people through food. He plays on the contrast in making people small and the food that we depend on large.