Adobe recently licensed my “If Icarus Was A Woman” image as part of their “Future Of Photography” promotions. It’s always wonderful to get this sort of interest, as I had no idea that Adobe even knew who I was. It let’s me know I must be doing something right.
Shot in Chicago while on a project for Discover Cards, the idea behind the image started with a simple question: What if Icarus was a woman? And the answer was this: If Icarus were a woman she would wear macaw wings. They would be big and beautiful and stunningly colored. And they would be made from real feathers, not wax. That way, if she flew too close to the sun, they wouldn’t melt, and she wouldn’t fall. If Icarus were a woman, she would be too smart to do something dumb like that.