Garry Fabian Miller - On the Seine II, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
On the Seine II, Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1963
44 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 4/25 on label affixed to verso

Melvin Sokolsky - Jump, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
Jump, Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1965
44 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/25 on label affixed to verso

Melvin Sokolsky - Bar du Baguette, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
Bar du Baguette, Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1963
44 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 3/25 on label affixed to verso

Melvin Sokolsky - Fly Dior, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
Fly Dior, Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1965
44 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/25 on label affixed to verso

Melvin Sokolsky - Bicycle Street, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
Bicycle Street, Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1963
44 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 2/25 on label affixed to verso

Melvin Sokolsky - Free Bubble Parking, New York
Melvin Sokolsky
Free Bubble Parking
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1963
44 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/25 on label affixed to verso.

Melvin Sokolsky - Le Dragon, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
Le Dragon, Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1963
44 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/25 on label affixed to verso

Melvin Sokolsky - Lumiere Street, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
Lumiere Street, Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1963
44 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/25 on label affixed to verso

Melvin Sokolsky - In Trees, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
In Trees, Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1963
44 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 3/25 on label affixed to verso

Melvin Sokolsky - Dragon's Breath, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
Dragon's Breath, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1963
30 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 25) on verso

Melvin Sokolsky - Over New York
Melvin Sokolsky
Over New York
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
55 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/25 on label affixed to verso

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View Melvin Sokolsky - Bicycle Street, Paris photograph
View Melvin Sokolsky - Free Bubble Parking, New York photograph
View Melvin Sokolsky - Le Dragon, Paris photograph
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View Melvin Sokolsky - In Trees, Paris photograph
View Melvin Sokolsky - Dragon's Breath, Paris photograph
View Melvin Sokolsky - Over New York photograph

Whether floating models down the Seine in a bubble, or shrinking his subjects, Alice-like, to miniature heights, Melvin Sokolsky helped to pioneer illusory fashion photography long before the age of digital enhancement took hold. 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. As Sokolsky said in an interview: "I resented the attitude that 'This is editorial and this is advertising. I always felt, why dilute it? Why not always go for the full shot?" Toward the end of the 1960s, Sokolsky worked as both commercial director and cameraman.