Ólafur, my Ólafur & the luminous Edda

Ólafur is our second plumber to take part in Eyes as Big as Plates. His wife got in touch saying ‘my Ólafur will do it!’ Brave Ólafur met us open-minded and enthusiastic just east of Grindavík, hugging the coastline of the Atlantic ocean.

Our second shoot of the day was with Edda, who told us her name means great grandmother in Icelandic. In the first picture we saw of Edda, she had a wide smile and a mojito in her hand. She was hired immediately.

As Riitta was fixing those royal Kombu on Ólafur's shoulders, he told us about his legendary grandmother Jófridur who had 16 grandchildren © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

As Riitta was fixing those royal Kombu on Ólafur’s shoulders, he told us about his legendary grandmother Jófridur who had 16 grandchildren © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

He also told us how Jófridur had a friend in the rocks she often spoke with © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

He also told us how Jófridur had a friend in the rocks she often spoke with © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Today Ólafur joined the rockary © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Today Ólafur joined the rockery © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Karoline aiming at a rock called Ólafur © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Karoline aiming at a rock called Ólafur © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Job done © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Job done © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Edda loves a good story © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Edda loves a good story © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Edda loved the grassy sculpture and we all agreed it suited her © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

We all agreed the grassy sculpture suited Edda © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Edda has 13 grandchildren, loves literature, currently reading Rosa Liksom, and is from Akureiri in the north © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Excited photographer © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Excited photographer © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Edda delighted a whole array of tourists who were walking past the bubbling grounds at Seltún © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Edda delighted a whole array of tourists who were walking past the bubbling grounds at Seltún © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

We could have been there all day, but we had to get Edda back to her busy social calendar in Reykjavik © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

We could have been there all day, but we had to get Edda back to her busy social calendar in Reykjavik © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

5 comments

  1. Leena Ikonen

    Sou devastating!

  2. Selma Hjörvarsdóttir

    I love Edda and I loved her mother Heiða as well.

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