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This photoshoot is inspired by two famous paintings. “Land with the fall of Icarus” by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1650) and “Icarus and Daedalus” by Frederic Leighton (1869).

In Greek mythology, Icarus was the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. Icarus and Daedalus attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that Daedalus constructed from feathers and wax. Daedalus warns Icarus to fly neither too low nor too high, lest the sea's dampness clog his wings or the sun's heat melt them. Icarus ignores Daedalus’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun, causing the wax in his wings to melt. He falls out of the sky, plunges into the sea, and drowns. The myth gave rise to the idiom "don't fly too close to the sun". Daedalus wept for his son and called the nearest land Icaria in the memory of him. Today, the supposed site of his burial on the island bears his name, and the sea near Icaria in which he drowned is called the Icarian Sea.

Photographer: Teo Kouzis @teokouzis

Styling: Ioanna Tourkou @io_jt

Hair Stylist & MakeUp Artist: Iasonas Charakas @c_jasonn

Model: Dimitris Sanidas @dimitris_sanidas


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