Northwest-based artist Christopher Boffoli creates clever photographic vignettes. His process combines miniature, hand-painted figurines from Germany with staged arrangements of food and beverages.
These small figures are used in a variety of narratives, many of which are inspired by the 18th century fable “Gulliver’s Travels,” in combination with magazine food photography.
These behind-the-scenes photos show Christopher’s practice in play. He uses a variety of apparatuses to arrange his figurines with whatever food or beverage item he is incorporating.
He then edits the resulting images to remove all of the staging equipment so that the figures seem to exist naturally within their environments, despite the surreal proportions.
Christopher also uses language to enhance the photographic narratives. He selects tongue-in-cheek titles and often adds witty captions which add another level of interest to the work.