Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Melvin Sokolsky


I know these are classic and you've probably already heard of Melvin Sokolsky, but I couldn't not post these images even if they are a bit fuzzy with age around the edges...

This is aptly called 'The Bubble Series' and was shot in 1963. I love old fashion shoots, where there was no Photoshop to alter images, they just had to be creative and perfect first time around. This shoot is so quintessentially 60's it's almost funny, like something Vogue would do today to poke fun at the decade.

The clothes are beautiful too, perfectly cut jackets, draping dresses and pill box hats. Dress me up like this and I would be happy forever.

Visit Melvin Skolsky's website to see more of his work.
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43 comments

  1. How incredible. Totally LOVE!

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  2. oh, love those photos. I have the first one on my wall but I'd forgotten the name of the photographer, so ta very much...!

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  3. It`s so georgeous, everything is just5 so perfect and beautiful:)

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  4. These are amazing, I can't imagine what went into capturing them! I agree, I could live in those clothes ;D

    Ripped Nylon

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  5. AMAZING PHOTOS WITH A GREAT CONEPT!

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  6. Oh, I love his photographs! They are so atmospheric!

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  7. No i hadn't heard of him before! but these photos are delightful!

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  8. i now want a bubble to run around in :)

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  9. I had seen the first picture before but not the rest, they're fantastic. I adore clothes from the 60s.

    Lydia xxx

    http://allthingsnicestyle.blogspot.com/

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  10. wow, those are really cool pics!
    and they took it in the 60s, wow
    i wonder how they did back then :)

    Castor Pollux

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  11. I didn't know Melvin Skolsky's work and these pictures are superbe! I've just gone through some photography books and I'm always amazed how the photographers in the 20s had already developed techniques which are now offered by photoshop. I've spent so many hours in dark rooms and there is a certain magic to manipulating a picture that photoshopping can't give you. On the other hand - I don't miss all the toxic chemicals.

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  12. I can't believe I've never heard of him.. I love the photos! thanks for sharing. I will definitely look into more of his work. I like to make posts on fashion photographers, illustrators,etc..so may be I'll post about him next!

    -Elizabeth
    Style and the City

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  13. I haven't heard of this photographer, but I'm now a fan. In the last photograph, I love the way the dress is draped around her body...it's so beautiful!

    www.teenvegetariansoul.blogspot.com

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  14. these are pretty pictures!!!
    I'm glad you posted them!

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  15. I've actually never heard of him, and these are great. This is my favorite time period in fashion and these photos are hilarious!

    Passport Smiles

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  16. wow beautiful phography i never saw this kind of pictures looks amazing

    great effect

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  17. I'd love to have such bubble as a piece of furniture, like the chairs they have.
    The images are really iconic.

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  18. Oh I've seen those pictures a few years ago. But they are dreamy and so amazing that you can look at them over and over again.

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  19. It's true! it's so impressive the things they managed before photo shop appeared to make everyone a photo editor

    lovely dreamy pictures

    Dress Rehearsal

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  20. Another beautiful post! Thanks for the inspiration!


    xx

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  21. such a creative + gorgeous post. thanks, sweets.

    xo Alison

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  22. Wow these are amazing! I have never seen these before. Great post xox
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  23. these are sooo amazing!! thanks so much for reminding me of them!!!

    xo

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  24. cool cool post!!!!!!!

    amazing pics!!!!!!

    love love love!!!!!

    kiss

    www.thebeautifulandthehard.blogspot.com

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  25. I love this editorial! and your blog for this matter :) following!

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  26. incredible idea!
    love it, I'm delighted

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  27. Never heard of Melvin Sokolsky, but these pictures are incredible! Thanks for posting x

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  28. These are beautiful!

    xoxo
    Kalin
    www.neuterthis.com

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  29. What a marvelous idea!
    And really lovely executed, as well!

    ~ Orphin's Domains ~

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  30. So great! Thank you for sharing these :)

    xoxo Maria

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  31. Perfect! I don't think I've ever seen pictures that scream THE SIXTIES quite so much!

    Not seen them before either, so perfect post!

    Cx

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  32. Wow, what a weird but AWESOME concept! I love these. I'm a sucker for vintage shoots! This is one of my favorite posts of yours! :) nicely done!

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  33. i've never heard of him...what a wonderful series of photographs,and amazing that it was done before photoshop. i'm begining to wonder if we rely on that just a little too much.

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  34. wow amazing styling...good work!!!have a nice day!!!

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  35. the first shot is epic! How did the photographer do that i duno, i mean the water surface looks so serene and all :S (Y) The rest are amazing in their own way <3

    Ps, i agree 100% with what you said ---> The clothes are beautiful too, perfectly cut jackets, draping dresses and pill box hats. Dress me up like this and I would be happy forever.

    I love the fashion back then :D xxxxx

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  36. pretty amazing aren't they. i've never seen them before, thanks for sharing

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  37. He is one pf my favorite photographers. I want to float around big cities in a bubble sometimes ;)

    Love,
    Jessie
    http://morningpassages.com/

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  38. Oh, I absolutely LOVE this photo series! They really did have some epic photo shoots back in the day pre-photoshop. Not to mention, this one of my favorite eras; I love the 60's interpretation of the future.

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