There’s nothing more comforting than the feel of a soft, woolly sweater — except a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.
Art director and model maker Jessica Dance and photographer David Sykes bring a new meaning to the phrase “comfort food” with their delightfully fuzzy series of knitted food photography. “I thought It would be nice to create a series which encapsulates the mood of British cafes, fast food joints and burger vans, but with a woolly twist,” Dance tells Mashable.
The pristine shots make each familiar dish almost look like real food at first glance. The fleecy creations are crafted by Dance herself, sculpting the foundations of each model by hand and then finishing them in lambswool using a vintage knitting machine. “Luckily we both have a meticulous attention to detail … [our] collaborative projects are very much a meeting of minds,” Dance explains.
With each photograph comes warm memories of homemade diners filled with the aromas of burgers and fries. The nostalgia alone will leave you hungry for more.
Dance and Sykes are planning an exhibition later in 2014 where fans can feast their eyes on all of their woolen models and photographs. Dance’s and Syke’s other projects can be viewed on their websites.