About the photo:
The picture is called Icarus 2.0.
Our inspiration for this shot was the Greek myth of Icarus. The symbol of the first flying man, beating the laws of nature and gravity. According to the myth, Icarus got wings form his father Daedalus to escape a maze on the island where they were imprisoned. The wings were made of wax so Daedalus told his son not too fly too close to the sun because the heat would melt the wings. He also told him to keep some distance from the sea because the water would make his wings too heavy. Their plan seemed to work out: They managed to escape the maze and the island. On the way to freedom, Icarus became a little bit too reckless. He flew too high and got too close to the sun - his wings melted and he fell into the sea.
Our athlete Max Mey is flying - just like Icarus - over the water and very close to the sun. The difference between the two flying men is that Max lands safely. His skills and his experience let him know what risks he can take and when he should stop. And of course his bike is not made out of wax, which is the advantage of the times we’re living in today.
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About the photo: The picture is called Icarus 2.0. Our inspiration for this shot was the Greek myth of Icarus. The symbol of the first flying man, beating the laws of nature and gravity. According to the myth, Icarus got wings form his father Daedalus to escape a maze on the island where they were imprisoned. The wings were made of wax so Daedalus told his son not too fly too close to the sun because the heat would melt the wings. He also told him to keep some distance from the sea because the water would make his wings too heavy. Their plan seemed to work out: They managed to escape the maze and the island. On the way to freedom, Icarus became a little bit too reckless. He flew too high and got too close to the sun - his wings melted and he fell into the sea. Our athlete Max Mey is flying - just like Icarus - over the water and very close to the sun. The difference between the two flying men is that Max lands safely. His skills and his experience let him know what risks he can take and when he should stop. And of course his bike is not made out of wax, which is the advantage of the times we’re living in today.

27 Comments

  • + 13
 What's wrong with illume ? I mean, this is so sick ! Wink
  • + 5
 no RB helmet, no love at Illume Wink
  • + 11
 Rad shot @Laue! POY contender for sure Wink
  • + 5
 If there's a heaven for bikers, i think it looks like it. We will meet there one day, way up high riding all day : )
  • + 5
 Flash backs to film studies connotation breakdowns. Amazing shot. Definitely POD and quite possibly POY.
  • + 3
 The island , where Icarus is supposed to " land" is also known as Icaria. The island has the highest median of living years in Europe.
  • + 1
 This is an excellent example photography as an art and the difference between someone with a cool camera and true photographer. Excellent work!!
  • + 4
 poy my dudes
  • + 3
 it posted in 2017. should be POY 2016?
  • + 1
 Hands down, the most beautiful shot I've seen on pb yet! Pic of the decade, hahahaha! ⚡️⚡️????????✊????????????????????
  • + 2
 For sure one of my favourite shots of recent times. Absolutely killer!
  • + 2
 You should have won poy, but congrats to quarter final
  • + 2
 Awesome shot POD for sure!
  • + 2
 Super man catch my bike haha.
  • + 2
 spooooky
  • + 1
 Sucks that this lost in PoY this was my #1 pick
  • + 1
 Is there a picture of this in 1920x1080?
  • + 1
 skull smashed, brain on the wall. Amazing pic[!]
  • + 2
 poy bruh!
  • + 2
 Oh Boy! Thats a PoY!
  • + 2
 Super sick pic.
  • + 2
 Nice !
  • + 2
 Just...WOW!!!!!
  • + 2
 quite ok
  • + 1
 Beautiful photos man!
  • + 1
 Outstanding brother-man!

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