Eyes As Big As Plates.

Monday, March 18, 2013

In a joint venture they call Eyes as Big as Plates, artists Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth take inspiration from Scandinavian mythology, dressing an expressive cast of senior citizens in costumes borrowed from nature. According to Ikonen, the project is "inspired by the romantics' belief that folklore is the clearest reflection of the soul of a people."

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I love this so much. One of the best things I've seen in a very long time. 

See more, here. Have a happy Monday!

14 comments:

Kim Baise said...

love this!!!!
I just pinned your brother max's beach photo that was used in
http://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/
it's gorgeous!

Rachel @ Existation said...

YES. This is awesome. Anything with senior citizens in it gets my brand of approval. I love the guy with the flowers around his neck and his hands on his hips =]

Stephanie said...

I literally saw these last night and thought you might feature them on your blog! They're awesome. Also... GIRLS finale?? My thoughts the past couple episodes are all along the lines of, "whatishappening?"

angela said...

Very creative! Love the combination of nature and seniors.

Nicole said...

Sweet!! You just find the best things.

Kathy said...

I LOVE this mix of myth and age! I really appreciate work where senior citizens are the models or muses. Check out http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com/ --Cohen only photographs stylish older folk in NYC.

Panda Head said...

I love the photography! and the subjects are giving me serious TOLKEIN WIZARD VIBES :)

aliceinbo said...

I agree with you with your vision of the folklore.
The original things are always based on tradition.
Have a good week!

aliceinbo2.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

amazing!

Shoko said...

Kim, that living room is so insanely beautiful!

Rachel, yes! I love his attitude.

Stephanie, aw, I love that! And I agree, the GIRLS finale was full of unexpected turns...but Adam running through the streets shirtless made me smile :)

Nicole, thank you!!

Morgan, coolest wizards ever.



Kimia Kline said...

Gaah! LOVE. These photos are totally magical. And yaaay for meet ups in Willisburg! My pops is in town this week, but hows next week for coffee or lunch? xo!

Chuzai Living said...

Brilliant. Interesting perspective and I admire the creative mind!

Fai said...

this is amazing! I love it

laura // BOOKM▲▲RKS said...

woh, this is too awesome!!

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