Gourmet Mouse Traps by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca
Strawberry Cheesecake – Digital c-print, mounted on plexiglass. 48″ x 72″ edition of 3
After a huge success of Meals Interrupted, the creative couple Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca are back with their new project titled: Gourmet Mouse Traps. As the name suggests, this photography series showcases mouse traps baited with a cheesy dish fit for the pickiest mouse.
The inspiration for Gourmet Mouse Traps came to Davide after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in NYC. “I was in a cheesy state of mind that week” says Davide. The idea came to him while he was riding the train after a long day on set. “When I told Claudia her eyes light up, she pulled out a pen and paper and instantly created the menu”.
Food stylist Claudia Ficca embraced the challenge of making miniature dishes. “Making mini versions of these foods required preciseness and concentration, I definitely made use of my fine tip tweezers for this job. From conception to creation this project was so much fun” says Claudia.
Photographer Davide Luciano changed his light set up for each scene, while prop stylist Maeve Sheridan redecorated the set. “It was important for me to create a specific mood for each shot” says Davide, “I wanted to give the impression that the traps were set in different homes at different times of the day”.
Gourmet Mouse Trap is a series of ten photographs: Strawberry Cheesecake , Cheese Board, Grilled Cheese, Lasagna, Bagel & Lox Nachos, Onion Soup, Mac & Cheese, Pizza, and Poutine.