Finnish Seniors Photographed as Elements of the Landscape

February 26, 2014

The series “Eyes As Big As Plates” is an ongoing collaboration between photographers Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth which began in May 2011 in Norway with senior members of the area. The second part of the series was photographed in Finland in the summer of 2012 depicting “Pohjois-Karjala seniors through references of familiar characters and protagonists of Finnish folklore, infused with the participating local seniors’own stories and personal relationship to folklore, myths and imagination”, said Ikonen and Hjorth.

Most recently, the project was photographed in Iceland and The Faroe Islands. Their website documents the evolution of the project and has some great behind the scenes images that really capture their photographic process:

text written by Canbra Hodsdon