a foodie homage to the shining by davide luciano + claudia ficca
all images courtesy of davide luciano and claudia ficca

 

 

 

marking their sixth artistic collaboration, the creative couple comprising photographer davide luciano and food stylist claudia ficca have realized the series ‘all food and no play’ in homage to horror. the photographic collection sees the reinterpretation of the famed psychological thriller ‘the shining’ through food. the movie’s most iconic characters, scenes, places and phrases are crafted out of cupcakes, peas, and pie, mimicking the colors and compositions from stanley kubrick’s 35-year-old film.

davide luciano claudia ficca the shining food art
‘lapearinth’ — a interpretation of the overlook maze created with fresh peas

 

 

 

the hedge maze emblematic of the movie’s menacing twists is recreated out of carefully-placed frozen peas; ‘all work and no play makes jack a dull boy’ is spelled out uppercase letters made of pie crust; the grady twins are represented by baby blue cupcakes wrapped in pink bows. the edible tribute draws viewers in to the frightful scenes and scenarios, not through film and fear, but rather food and flavor. 

davide luciano claudia ficca the shining food art
‘dull cherry pie’ – cherry pies covered with the words ‘all work and no play makes jack a dull boy’

davide luciano claudia ficca the shining food art
‘redrum soup’ – danny spells out ‘redrum’ in his alphabet soup

davide luciano claudia ficca the shining food art
‘jack’s frozen heart’ – jack’s heart is frozen in an ice block in the maze