Photographers, Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen came up with something truly peculiar and special, in their photo series Eyes As Big As Plates. Their subjects are old, super serious and Finnish, all while wearing ridiculous “organic” head pieces and attire…need I say more?
I don’t know why life isn’t constructed to be seamless and safe, why we make such glaring mistakes, things fall so short of our expectations, and our hearts get broken and out kids do scary things and our parents get old and don’t always remember to put pants on before they go out for a stroll. I don’t know why it’s not more like it is in the movies, why things don’t come out neatly and lessons can’t be learned when you’re in the mood for learning them, why love and grace often come in such motley packaging.
—― Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
Untitled - Continuous Series (detail 08) 2013
acrylic on paper
5’ x 4.25’
"A lost masterpiece of cinema, now beautifully restored and available for the first time in years, Cousin Jules was the result of five years of painstaking work by director Dominique Benichetti and cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn. Over that period, the team photographed and recorded the daily lives of Jules (Benichetti’s cousin) and his wife, French farmers living alone in the countryside. The result is a ravishing, totally immersive work, in which we not only enter into the subjects’ world but also into the very rhythms of their lives, captured with a wonderful sensitivity that never feels condescending or clinical. Highly and widely praised when first seen in 1972, the film slipped from view after Benichetti turned his attention and talents to a host of other projects. Yet the memory of Cousin Jules lingered for its small but devoted cult of admirers, and now thanks to the generosity of the Gould Family Foundation,and the restoration work done by Arane/Gulliver Laboratories in Paris, this extraordinary film is with us once again.” NYFF, film society lincoln center
(Source: The Wall Street Journal)