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Microscopic Food Sculptures (UPDATE)

Big Appetites by Christopher Boffoli is Adorable

— June 28, 2012 — Lifestyle
Still-life drawings are usually comprised of a sketch, but Big Appetites by Christopher Boffoli is a new series of fine art photography that captures tiny figurines toying with food objects.

These mini figurines are depicted in a food environment that’s meant to evoke Boffoli’s statement regarding excessive food indulgence in American culture. These still-life sculptures are taken in a moment of action while dealing with captured crayfish, ice cream cones, Toaster Strudels and more.

The titles of each photograph are peculiar and each convey a deeper sense of meaning. For example, the photograph entitled ‘Exotic Pets’ shows a group of tiny men hauling a ‘giant’ crayfish. These references link back to Boffoli’s attempt to portray America’s excessive indulgence when dealing with food. The images show people dealing with an abundance and overflow of food.
Trend Themes
1. Miniature Figurines - Opportunity for innovation in creating tiny figurines to be used in photography, advertising, and promotional activities.
2. Food Art Photography - Chance for creative innovation in commercial photography and social media content creation by depicting food in a unique and captivating way.
3. Visual Storytelling - Innovation opportunity in the realm of visual storytelling through staged miniature scenes and using them as a way of communicating larger messages.
Industry Implications
1. Photography - Opportunity for photographers to expand their business portfolio by offering their services in food art photography.
2. Advertising - Chance for an advertising agency to incorporate miniature figurines in promotional activities and campaigns for their clients.
3. Social Media - Innovation opportunity for social media content creators to generate unique and interesting visuals for food-related content using miniature sculptures.
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