We want to share the stories behind the Eyes as Big as Plates images, the amazing models and the process from start to finish. There’s four days before our book fundraising campaign launches on Kickstarter, so we thought to flex us all into the mood with one of our first models ever, Astrid from Stavanger in the southwest of Norway.
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Our first ever Headquarters in an old fire station in Sandnes, Norway© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
One for the history books – The day we picked rhubarb the size of Riitta. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Once we got to our shoot location in the Arboretum, Riitta arranged the Rhubarb into a ‘wig’ on Karoline’s head. As the stalks started to be in place, Karoline was crumbling under the weight of the piece and worried how Astrid would fair with her modeling task. Astrid just giggled, walked into the woods and stepped into the mindset of a rhubarb huldra (a Norwegian forest spirit). © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Eyes as Big as Plates # Astrid I @ Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Post shoot picnic in the Rogaland arboretum. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen