Eyes as Big as Plates, Norway and Finland, is the second collaboration between photographers Riitta Konen and Karoline Hjorth. The two met at an artists residency in Sandes, Norway where they produced a collaboration with local senior heroes: sailors, retired agronomes and a 90-year-old parachuter.

The followup takes the duo to Ikonen’s hometown of Pohjois-Karjala. This series presents 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.