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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?

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In the wonderful Finnish tradition of not explaining oneself, here are some spectacular images of old Finnish people with things on their heads. Photographers, Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikone came up with a truly unique and beautiful photo series, Eyes As Big As Plates.

Eyes as Big as Plates – Brooklyn, New York. Next Friday, March 22nd, 2013 from 6-8 pm, for one night only, Recess in Red Hook will host an evening reception with performance, costumes, models and photographs by Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth.

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Old Finnish People With Things On Their Heads 03. 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?

The green man: Photographers, Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonencame 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?

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.