Kickstarter campaign for the Eyes as Big as Plates book launches in four days!

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.

Monday the 15th is when it all starts – save the date!

Our first ever Headquarters in an old fire station in Sandnes, Norway© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

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

One for the history books – The day we picked rhubarb the size of Riitta. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Karoline was worried the sheer weight of the rhubarb headdress would be too much for even herself to wear. Astrid just giggled, stepped into the mindset of a rhubarb huldra and walked into the woods. © 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

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Eyes as Big as Plates # Astrid I @ Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 

Post shoot picnic in the Rogaland arboretum. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Post shoot picnic in the Rogaland arboretum. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 

8 comments

  1. Bravo! I have been following your work all the way from Melbourne, Australia, and am thrilled about this book. I hope you will bring the project here one day too.

    • karolinehjorth

      Thank you wandalusst! How lovely to hear you have followed our work all the way from Australia and that you want to support our book! Here is a link to our Kickstarter campaign where you can pre-buy the book, or perhaps a print or a postcard – or a combination of rewards. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eyesasbigasplates/eyes-as-big-as-plates
      You can chip in as little or as much as you like and if the campaign is not fully funded by the end of the campaign period you get all your money back – so you don’t risk anything by investing. We would love it if you would help us spread the word to any friends or contacts that you think might want this book – everything helps! Many grateful bows to you from Oslo and New York, Karoline & Riitta.

      • Thanks for making direct contact. I’m honoured. I have pledged my modest support and have shared the project on Facebook. I will be watching closely in hope of a successful campaign. Congratulations on this fine work.

  2. karolinehjorth

    Wonderful news and thank you so much for your support! We are honoured too, so hats off to you from both of us! Wishing you a lovely day, all the best from Karoline & Riitta

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