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Andrew Keys
Andrew Keys • 37 weeks ago

Eyes As Big As Plates : Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen. Via Lara Sanchez

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Old Finnish people with things on their heads

Karoline Hjorth and Ritta Ikonen, photos from their photo series Eyes as Big as Plates.

Finnish folklore photo series Eyes as Big as Plates

«Eyes as Big as Plates» by Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Karoline Hjorth (Norway) and Riitta Ikonen (Finland), Eyes as Big as Plates, first part, May 2011 —During a one month residency at the KINOKINO Centre for Art and Film in Norway, the two photographers collaborated with sailors, farmers, professors, artisans, psychologists, teachers, parachuters and senior citizens. Inspired by the romantics’ belief that folklore is the clearest reflection of the soul of a people, started out as a play on characters and protagonists from Norwegian folklore.

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Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photographers, Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen have come up with something truly peculiar and special, in their photo series Eyes As Big As Plates. Their subjects are old, super serious and Finnish, all while wearing ridiculous “organic” head pieces and attire…need I say more?

Bob. From “Eyes as Big as Plates”, a photo series by Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth inspired by Norwegian folklore.

Eyes as Big as Plates # Tuija © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen. / Eyes as Big as Plates started out as a play on characters and protagonists from Norwegian folklore with the Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth. The series has since moved on to exploring the mental landscape of the neighborly and pragmatic Finns. In June 2012 Finnish senior citizens modelled in the wilderness of south and eastern Finland.