This series of amazing photographs is called Eyes as Big as Plates and it features senior citizens wearing organic materials. The brainchild of Finnish photographer Riitta Ikonen and Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth, it was a collaborative project began as “a play on characters and protagonists from Norwegian folklore.” It has evolved into a collection that explores “mental landscapes” and reflects a return of the body to nature with the use of found materials.
There’s a lovely sense of humor to the series that places the elderly in natural landscapes. Their organic outfits simultaneously camouflage them into their surroundings and make them stand out as unique individuals. The choice to use seniors to present personifications of nature is also especially interesting and refreshing. There’s an aged beauty in both the subjects and their costumes.
Eyes as Big as Plates has a Kickstarter campaign to help raise money for a book featuring seniors from around the world.