Hat tip to Marcus for sharing this amazing art by Navid Baraty.
From cinnamon galaxies and floury superclusters to coconut planets and sugary stars, photographer Navid Baraty has cooked up an entire universe out of the contents of his kitchen cupboard. Baraty has said the ‘fictional space scenes’ are inspired by Nasa and Hubble space telescope images. Here are a few of his otherworldly confections.
You can see much more of this beautiful work at The Guardian, Navid Baraty’s Gallery, and the Wander Space Probe.
Ice Swimmer says
That’s what I call creativity.
Brilliant work. You wouldn’t want to sneeze though, or you’d have fast moving nebulae.
If you want to invent the universe, you must first bake an apple pie from scratch.
I find all this work to be absolutely amazing. I would love a peek into Baraty’s process. It’s always fun to play with food. :D
Marcus Ranum says
I play Elite:Dangerous, a space trucking/combat/sandbox game, which has pretty amazing graphics. I posted a bunch of Baraty’s pictures on one of the forums there and everyone was pretty amazed. The graphics in-game, however, are better than Baraty gets, but he’s not using 3D rendered animated texture maps. ;)
He did one of a black hole that was just salt poured around the edge of a glass which was then removed. Amazing!
I’d love to see someone like Dr Carolyn Porco’s reaction to these images, or the game-play images in Elite. They look amazing to me but I wonder if they really pass muster.
The thing that immediately leaps out to me as problematic is the stars. Especially in the images dominated by bright planets.