IN THE STUDIO: CHRISTOPHER BOFFOLI

Christopher Boffoli, In The Studio, 2020

 

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.

 

Detail view, miniature figurines

 

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.

 

Christopher Boffoli hand-painting 3D printed figures

 

Detail view, figurine painting

 

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.

 

Macaron Astronaut, Process Shot

 

Plastic Utensils Extinction, Process Shot

 

Storage View, Safari Animals

 

Viognier Paddleboarder, Process Shot

 

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 Boffoli, Editing Process Shot

 

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.

 

Resulting Images:

 

 

 

 

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