Everyday Objects Photographed as Childlike Adventures

Christine Erickson
Everyday Objects Photographed as Childlike Adventures
1. Zesty Mower

1. Zesty Mower

"It was so like Patty. Right idea. Wrong execution." Image used with permission by Christopher Boffoli

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Children let their imaginations run wild, turning everyday scenarios like breakfast at the kitchen table into a fantasy world.

As we grow more familiar with our surroundings, things become "normal" and lose that sense of wild curiosity.

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Photographer Christopher Boffoli created the series Big Appetites with that same imaginative, childlike mindset. The photos, shown above, play on object scale and words, adding tiny, detailed figurines of people to real food environments. A cup of tea turns into a scuba diving adventure, and cylindrical pasta becomes a pipeline factory.

"As a child you live in an adult world that is out of scale with your body and proportions. And you constantly exercise your imagination around a world of toys that are further out of scale," says Boffoli.

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Each photo is paired with a humorous caption that Boffoli says adds "an element of surprise and humor that things aren't simply as they appear."

The series will be exhibited in Seattle and Singapore this month, and a book on Bofolli's work will release next year.

What sort of imaginative adventures did you go on as a child? Let us know in the comments below.

Images used with permission by Christopher Boffoli

This story originally published on Mashable here.