This iconic “Bubble” series was created by fashion photographer Melvin Sokolsky for the Harper’s Bazaar 1963 Spring Collection. I love the strong contrast between the model’s freshness and modernity and the darkness and the old fashion air of the parisian streets of these times.
But can we believe that all these innovative images were created before Photoshop ! In fact, the plexiglass bubbles were hung from a crane in various locations throughout Paris.
Still now, for Melvin Sokolsky via the digital journalist whether he is shooting stills or film, using computers and digital techniques, it is all about the importance of the idea : « All of the digital photographic devices are meaningless without an idea, » he says. « It still needs the content that comes from the human mind. » So true !
This other serie : Harper’s Bazaar « Fly » Spring Collection was made in 1965 in Paris. But don’t ask me how he did it !!

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