Jamie Wardley, Yorkshire pumpkin carver. Image by REX

Celebrity pumpkin carvings for Halloween with Morrisons

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Jamie and his pumpkin carvings, image by REX

Jamie and his pumpkin carvings, image by REX

Morrisons had done a pole with the public to see who were the five scariest celebrities and then asked us to re-create them as celebrity pumpkin carvings.  This was an incredible challenge especially as they were to be carved in 3D.

Professional Pumpkin Carver Jamie Wardley, image by REX

Professional Pumpkin Carver Jamie Wardley, image by REX

Often the best way to recognize a person is when they are forming a characteristic expression as a neutral face is often difficult to read.  Simon Cowell and his Cheshire cat grin, Mel B roaring as scary spice, Gordon Ramsey and his furrowed smile, Jeremy Paxman with his raised eyebrows.  Kanye West seems typically neutral in his expression, so really it was his glasses that was going to give the game away.

Pumpkin carver beginning the weeks of carving celebrities into pumpkins

Pumpkin carver beginning the weeks of carving celebrities into pumpkins

After looking at each pumpkin portrait intensely for six or so days, painstakingly removing minute pieces of pumpkin I had to think which one of these characters would I find most scary.  Gordon Ramsey is very intense in the moment, Simon Cowell could make or break your dreams but it seemed to me the Basset hound eyes of Jeremy Paxman that was the most likely to actually destroy your career! (Although I am told he has a look of Prince Charles.)

 

Celeb Scary Spice made into a  Halloween Pumpkin

Celeb Scary Spice made into a Halloween Pumpkin

Jeremy Paxman ready for Halloween

Jeremy Paxman ready for Halloween

Celebrity Gordon Ramsey carved in to a pumpkin

Celebrity Gordon Ramsey carved in to a pumpkin

Kanye West's famous face pumpkin carving

Kanye West’s famous face pumpkin carving

Famous face Simon Cowell carved into a pumpkin

Famous face Simon Cowell carved into a pumpkin

Professional pumpkin carver Jamie Wardley in the Sand In Your Eye workshop, posing with his pumpkins

Professional pumpkin carver Jamie Wardley in the Sand In Your Eye workshop, posing with his pumpkins

Tom from Morrisons and Paul came to our Bradford Studio where the Halloween pumpkins were made to do the photoshoot against our rustic wall.  Together we put together a set and then the camera and flashes clicked away immortalizing this years celebrity pumpkin carvings in film.  Many thanks to Paul for giving me another lesson in photography!

 

Jamie

Famous faces by professional pumpkin carver Jamie Wardley

Famous faces by professional pumpkin carver Jamie Wardley

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