Ever looked at that chocolate eclaire in front of you and wished it was ten times bigger? Amble on into Minimiam’s (“mini-yummy”) world and see exactly what it would look like if food really was larger than life. The idea is the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle.
It all started from Ida’s childhood when she used to take pictures of food, collect them in a journal and draw scenes around them. Together with Javelle, the duo came up with the idea of producing a series of work where food provided the landscape that hobby-shop miniature figures climbed, stumbled, figure-skated and rode bicycles on. By using macro lenses to capture just the right miniscule angle, the pair brings a magical effect to food photography that has been exhibited across France and the U.S.
For more pictures of food as landscapes, try Carl Warner’s Sensational Foodscapes