Mushroom Cloud Illusion

Photo credit: Henry Hargreaves

Photographer Henry Hargreaves and stylist Caitlin Levin wanted to show the threat of nuclear war to the global food system, so they created “The Fallout of the Food System” series. What better way to do so than by creating miniature mushroom clouds using actual mushrooms? Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Mushroom Cloud Illusion
Mushroom Cloud Illusion
Mushroom Cloud Illusion
Mushroom Cloud Illusion

“With the once unthinkable Nuclear threat re-entering the global discussion and the big little boys continue to throw their toys out of the pram, the threat to our global food system from nuclear war is real. The image of the mushroom cloud evokes the end of the world but fungi themselves have much to teach us about resiliency and adaptation in disturbed environments,” the artists told PetaPixel.