FROM THE VAULT: BUBBLE
This is amazing. In my quest to find old black and white editorials from Harper’s Bazaar, as part of some research I am doing for a new project, I stumbled over this incredible editorial. The iconic Bubble series was shot by fashion photographer Melvin Sokolsky for the magazine back in 1963. The series, inspired by The Garden of Earthly Delights and Surrealism, depicts model Simone D’Aillencourt in large bubbles floating through the ever beautiful cityscape of Paris.
Looking at the images, the set-up seems completely surreal and for it to date almost 5o years back is almost beyond belief. The plexiglass bubbles were hung from a crane in various locations throughout Paris and scenarios were created and staged. Please bear in mind that these innovative images were created before Adobe even thought of Photoshop – Our generation could learn a thing or two from this editorial and its context. What happened to originality and where did all the good ideas go? Think about it while you enjoy and digest these little beauties. Truly remarkable, don’t you think?!