Melvin Sokolsky is an American photographer and film director.
Though he is best known for his editorial fashion photographs for publications such as Harper's Bazaar (for which he produced, in 1963, the "Bubble" series of photographs depicting fashion models "floating" in giant clear plastic bubbles suspended in midair above the River Seine in Paris, Vogue, and The New York Times, Sokolsky's work is not limited to that field.
Three quarters of his print photography has been for advertising, which does not usually carry a byline. Toward the end of the 1960s, Sokolsky worked as both commercial director and cameraman.
He did not, however, abandon the world of print photography; in 1972 he was asked to photograph the entire editorial content of McCall's Magazine, a first for any photographer.
The garden of earthly delights dream (bubble series 1963)
At the beginning it was the idea of building a small arts library. Then, little by little, the commitment to share it.
Choice, preference, ignorance, evidence, all assumed.
A desire to discover, an encouragement to remember. Sometimes.
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Video La Salamandre (1971) Alain Tanner, Bulle Ogier
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