Eyes as Big as Plates: An international photography series on nature and aging

Finnish-Norwegian artist duo Riita Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth are creators of the Scandinavian folklore-inspired, senior citizen-centered photography series — made with medium-format cameras and sustainable materials — Eyes as Big as Plates. The duo raised more than $52,000 on Kickstarter to print an eponymous photography book featuring five years worth of sculpture, installation and photography.

As individuals age, they are at a greater risk of marginalization in western society. Eyes as Big as Plates offers a perspective and insight into the aging process by allowing seniors to explore their sense of belonging with nature. Featuring over 50 portraits of seniors from ten countries, Eyes as Big as Plates redefines the role of the senior by challenging western society’s perception of their usefulness.

In each portrait, seniors wear handcrafted sculptures inspired by natural landscapes, reflecting the duo’s exploration of the human relationship with nature and the sense of belonging humans feel. Like the natural sculptures created for seniors to model in each portrait, Eyes as Big as Plates will be a sustainable book printed on FSC certified paper. The book will reveal field notes, images and text providing background information about the photographic process and the making of each portrait. Although the duo are celebrating their five year anniversary of creating the project by printing this book, the photography series is collaborative and ongoing. 

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