When Melvin Sokolsky, all of 25 years old and already a regular contributor to Harper's Bazaar, shot the 1963 Paris collection, he forecast a change of language in fashion photography. Diana Vreeland, asking for something original, found herself in a spontaneous and unique collaboration that combined the surrealist cinematics of the avant garde 60s, aspects of the burgeoning egalitarian street photography movement, and the astringency of high fashion. Brought to life by his favorite photographic subject, Simone d'Aillencourt, Sokolsky's "Bubble" series set a new standard in fashion photography. More than a re-evaluated interpretation of popular culture movements, the grace and elegance that defines the potential of fashion becomes the syntax for Sokolsky's experimental reveries. This edition includes a critical assessment of Sokolsky's achievement by renowned art historian Raphaelle Stopin and reflections on the project by Sokolsky in video and audio commentary, including an exclusive cut of on-set footage from the original Paris 1963 shoot.
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An Authentic Treat for Fashion and Fine Art Fans
"Bubble" is one of the most influential photography series in the long and fancied history of fashion. This expanded portfolio features not only Sokolsky's complete printed collection but also extensive audio commentary with insightful accounts of his experience. Alone, the on-site reel of Sokolsky and his crew is worth the purchase price. The collection is exceptional, whether on its own, as a companion to Paris 1965, or supplementary to Sokolsky's equally impressive limited edition hardcover of these portfolios.
Melvin Sokolsky's bubble series shot in Paris in 1963 is considered by many, the greatest fashion photography ever. The eBook contains all the images from the printed book as well as audio commentary and video. If you're a fan of photography, fashion, or Paris, this book is a must have.