Just because you consistently burn soup and you’re yet to master the art of getting the beans cooked before the toast goes cold, doesn’t mean that you can’t be creative with your food. Take a tip from James Beard Award-nominated photographer Chris Boffoli, who has been getting imaginative in the fridge as he takes tiny figurines and places them among real food to create funny situations. Scenes include a woman drowning in milk being saved by a cereal hoop and animal biscuits escaping the captivity of their box only to be shot at by poachers – it’s like a dark version of ‘The Borrowers’. Each imaginative foodstuff scenario is accompanied by captions written by Seattle-based photographer Chris who is also a writer, artist and film-maker.The moreish book of images will be launched on October 2 with an exhibition and book signing at 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill from 6-10pm. There will also be a collection of limited-edition photographs from the Big Appetites series on sale. Ally Swadling
Pasta Pipefitters: Despite their tough exterior, they were as cliquish as a bunch of high school girls. And Harvey was the equivalent of their head cheerleader.
Cookie Bear Ambush: An elite squad was not always successful against superior numbers.
Caramel Salt Harvesters: Everyone had to adjust to changes in the economy.
Macaron Team: Right on cue, Philippe stepped up to take all of the credit.
Jell-O Riptide Rescue: In her continued search for a husband, Gladys decided it was best to put herself in situations where she needed to be saved.
Octopus Survey Team: It was a discovery that compelled them to shuffle their deck of phobias.
Get more of a taste for Chris’ work and pre-order your copy at bigappetites.net.