In celebration of our 10th anniversary, Gilman Contemporary is delighted to host a talk with renowned fashion photographer Melvin Sokolsky.
At the age of twenty-one Melvin Sokolsky was invited to join the staff of Harper’s Bazaar. It was for this publication that he produced his most iconic and inventive series in 1963. This shoot of the 1963 Paris collection depicted models floating in giant clear plexiglass bubbles. The series combines surrealism and the world of high fashion, with a nod to the increasing popularity of street photography. The “bubble” series as it became known, is often credited for launching the trend of bold, artistic visions within fashion photography and continues to be an inspiration today.