Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

03.04.2013 in14:15 in Creative,photoart, Portraits -->


Finnish artist Riitta Ikonen and Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth decided to explore what happens when fairy tales end happily ever after, revisiting their favorite mythical characters post-retirement.
The result, the intriguing series “Eyes As Big As Plates,” features elderly subjects enveloped in organic, scavenged material, both connecting the human subjects back to the Earth and creating a universal setting for the ethereal images.

Ikonen and Hjorth chose senior citizens from New York with deep connections to their roots elsewhere. Swallowed by their natural surroundings, the models turn into mythical creatures, connecting to the folklore of their homelands no matter how physically distant they may be.