Melvin Sokolsky is a photographer and film director best known for his editorial and advertorial works. For one series, he was able to capture models flying in mid-air with the use of a plastic bubble. See more after the break.
Melvin Sokolsky started taking photographs at an early age. He used to take photos using his father’s camera at the young age of 10. Although he had a keen interest in photography, he never had the chance to pursue formal training. When he was around 16 years old, he found out that photographers could earn thousands of dollars for their work. This fuelled his dream of becoming a photographer and it inspired him to pursue the craft.
One of his most notable works was a fashion series for Harper’s Bazaar magazine. The series of photos consisted of models seemingly floating in mid air. The location for the shoot was by the River Seine in Paris and the fashion editorial was released in 1963. The inspiration for this fashion photo shoot was a painting by Hieronymus Bosch called ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’. He then got the idea to place the models inside big plexiglass bubbles suspended in mid-air. Since this was a pretty daunting task, Sokolsky first tested his idea in New Jersey. He was successful with the shoot and eventually got the go signal to shoot the fashion editorial in Paris.
Here are some of the photos from Melvin Sokolsky’s fashion series ‘Bubble’:
Issa Ng is a Hong Kong-based fashion and commercial photographer. Leveraging on many years working as an art director and stylist for several international brands in the advertising industry, he was able to develop a strong sense of style and talent for conceptual execution, composition and intense imagery. He now specializes in portraits, and is continuously on the lookout for new and exciting projects. He talks about his experience shooting with the Lomography Petzval 58 Bokeh Control lens in this interview.
As a photographer, Issa Ng is known for his expertise in portraiture and fashion photography. Having worked with different international brands as an Art Director, he has developed a great sense for aesthetics and details, which are reflected in his work. For the past three years thePetzval lens has been part of his workflow, and it has helped him create those show-stopping fashion portraits.
In 1963, a couture-clad model in a bubble capsule floated through the streets of Paris. Melvin Sokolsky, the mastermind who dreamed it all, photographed her as strangers looked on. Stunts and gravity-defying acrobatics have this effect on people. The sense of danger or impossibility is the attraction; one cannot help but look.
Camo is one of the most popular fashion photographers from Colombia. His works have been published in many fashion magazines around the country, and last year he was in charge of shooting Colombia Moda, one of the biggest annual fashion shows in Latin America. But Camo has a very personal series of photos that were shot at his home in Bogotá.
In a time of black and white fashion photographs, Guy Bourdin used his vibrant colored images to usher in a new era in fashion photography. See a collection of his prized work in this ongoing exhibit at the Somerset House in UK.
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Scott Brasher is a fashion street photographer based in New York City. His work has been featured on many media outlets while working with brands like Cover Girl, MTV, Reebok, and Target, among many others. But before this, Scott started shooting in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, capturing its daily urban fashion. Last month, he took the Petzval Lens to the streets of New York to photograph scenes at the famous New York Fashion Week.
Imagine a blindfolded painter whipping his brush on a canvas. This is what the light painter does in the dark. He wags his light writers in the air and trusts the camera to record what he can't see. As for the moment of truth—careful, the sparks might fly.
For someone who was previously disinterested in photographic work, his newfound passion for photography is astounding. His photos have an edgy feel to them; and for someone who hasn't been shooting for a long time, his distinct style is - quite surprisingly - discernible. Meet this emerging fashion photographer from Buenos Aires who shoots on film and recently, the Diana+ Premium Glass Lens.
Very few of even the most intrepid travelers get to set sail to the Arctic and the Antarctic. A lomographer known to the Community as stouf, however, was able to set foot on both polar regions. While the rare opportunity to visit these uncommon destinations came in parcel with his profession, he did not forget to bring along his trusty cameras and favorite film to capture scenes from the expeditions.
Say hello to Duffman, a 20-year-old photographer based in Frankfurt, Germany. He started taking film photos when he received a Diana F+ camera for his 16th birthday. Now he uses the Petzval Lens for capturing really impressive portraits. Get to know more about him after the jump!