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Photographers, Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen came 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?

"Eyes As Big As Plates" Finland Pic by Ikonen & Hjorth

Old Finnish People with Things on Their Heads

Photo series "Eyes As Big As Plates" by photographers 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 photo series Eyes as big as Plates

Lovely photos of old peoples by Karoline Hjjorth and Riita Ikonen.

Eyes as Big as Plates #Bengt © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Eyes as Big as Plates # Agnes II © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

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