The dynamic work of sculptor Gaylord Ho is instantly recognizable. Emotion oozes from the figures, as they throw their energy into dancerly poses. His female figures twist and twirl, animated and vital. Born in Taiwan, the 66-year-old artist has a fascinating personal history. Growing up as the son of low income farmers, Ho was expected to balance his studies while helping on the rice farm.
The clever stylings of these culinary masters feature witty arrangements and subtle humor that will make you smile. Commercial food photographers Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida have been developing their playfully miniature series since 2002. Entitled Minimiam–a blend of the words “miniature” and “miam” (yummy in French)–the project documents the lives of tiny toy people set against delightfully delicious backdrops.
From snowy meringue fields to a doughnut golf course, the edible landscapes tell entertaining stories of work, play, leisure, and adventure. The creative duo say, “We're both food photographer in our daily work, and we're both quite crazy about cooking, eating and everything about food. So when we started this small people series, naturally we created the stories related to the food."