The Bubble series

A couple days ago I bumped into a picture of the bubble series by Melvin Sokolsky, for Harper’s Bazar and was complete mesmerized by what I saw, so I decided to search a little bit about this work.



Melvin Sokolsky was born and raised in New York City. When he was 21 years old started working for Harper’s Bazar, but in the next years he also worked for magazines such as Esquire, McCall’s Newsweek, and Show.

Although he is known by his editorial fashion photographs he also worked in advertising. He has received more than 12 Clio awards.


The inspiration for these photographs came from the painting The Garden of Warthly Delights, by Hieronyms Bosh.

“If you look at his painting … you will come across a nude couple in a bubble. That image stayed with me from childhood.”

The Bubble Series consist on a series of photographs depicting fashion models “floating” in giant clear bubbles in Paris.

Many people looking at this shots think that it’s photoshop, although they were taken in 1963…

The bubble was hung from a cable on a crane in various locations around Paris and the pictures had minor retouches.




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