For an ongoing project entitled Minimiam (as in “Mini Yum”) photographers Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida transform pieces of food into wonderful landscapes populated by miniature people. No food is out of bounds and no activity is too mundane or fantastic.
“This scale is really interesting as it allows you to work in the very small,” says Javelle. “The size of the figurines is perfect for creating surprising scenes with very ordinary elements.”
Sometimes it’s the food that inspires the scenes created by the husband-and-wife team and sometimes it’s the tiny figurines. Batman is summoned by the Bat Signal projected by half a lemon onto a lemon cookie. Golfers tee off using sprinkles atop donuts while workers inflate raisins to construct a bunch of grapes. Astronauts explore the alien interior of a gourd and a HazMat team treads carefully across the molten surface of a dish of Crème brûlée.
I’m so in love with this.