At first glance you may think these are the latest images beamed from the Hubble Space Telescope. In fact, they’re the work of photographer Navid Baraty and they’re created using just a handful of different foods.
Space–obsessed Baraty, who's worked and exhibited all over the world, creates his food art by mixing liquids in a glass or tray and then placing them on top of dry ingredients layered on different sheets of glass on a scanner to create the desired effect. He told Buzzfeed: “The liquids naturally create the shapes and swirls that you see in the images when they mix ... I was pretty amazed at how realistic I could make nebulas and planets look.”
My @wanderprobe project where I'm creating imaginary space scenes from food is featured today on @BuzzFeed. This galaxy is my latest creation made by scanning baking powder, flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon, turmeric, and curry powder on a photo scanner.
A photo posted by Navid Baraty (@navidbaraty) on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:10pm PDT
A very close encounter with a fiery star! Wander captured this terrifying image of a ring of fire when the star was eclipsed by an orbiting planet. Made from turmeric, powdered cheese, and baking soda. #space #wander #travel #star #sun #fiery #scan #scanography #planet #ring #hot #food #edible #latergram #exploration #eclipse
A photo posted by Wander Space Probe (@wanderprobe) on Apr 27, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT