31 October 2011

bubbly

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I love Melvin Sokolsky's famed "Bubble" series, photographed for the Harper's Bazaar Spring 1963 issue. It's fascinating to consider that in a time before Photoshop, these  pictures were achieved by actually dangling large glass spheres from cranes. That was one brave model.

Learn more about the shoot in this interview (apparently Sokolsky was partially inspired by Bosch's triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights). He also created a bad-ass "Fly" series, which seems so perfect for Halloween. Check it out!

Seen via Pretty Zoo, with other images found here.


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3 comments:

  1. Amazing! Brave model indeed - makes me feel a little claustrophobic looking at them. And that shot of her getting flames thrown at her - yikes!! So cool though ... thanks for sharing.

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  2. That is brilliant. I love that their bubble still had a massive join line in the middle, like an easter egg...and that the model still managed to smile with her eyes ;) Reminds me a little of Glinda the good witch floating down to earth.

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  3. Thanks ladies! Laura I love your eloquent observations! :)

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