Melvin Sokolsky's Whimsical Bubbles


 

Whimsical bubbles meet fashion in this photograph from 1963. This surreal scene was created by photographer Melvin Sokolsky. The above photo is titled Bubble on the Seine. I imagine it as a futuristic form of travel or perhaps the result of too much daydreaming. Does the bubble keep the real world out? Is that why her expression is so bemused? She certainly seems carefree with one hand in her pocket, gazing out across the Seine. I delight in the cleverness of the echoed form of the bubble that is caused by the reflection of the curved underside of the bridge and repeated across the horizon.

 

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Written by: Rebecca Chaperon

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