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Melvin Sokolsky's 'Bubble and Fly' Series Reminds Us Of A Fashion Forward Fairy Tale (PHOTOS)

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Once upon a time in a faraway land called Paris, a beautiful maiden was trapped in a bubble, doomed to forever float around the cobblestone streets in haute couture. This is the narrative we are imagining when we look at Melvin Sokolsky's photography, which is somewhere between a fairy tale and a fashion editorial. The series, called "Bubble and Fly" was shot in the 1960s over the hazy black-and-white Parisian streets.

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If you have 44 minutes to spare we recommend watching Sokolsky's interview about his work below. For the abridged version, take this nugget of wisdom: "Concept is important. Talent is important... The tools, the hammers and saws, and if they got a zillion megapixel camera, that's not going to help you. What is going to help you is a good idea."

Watch Paris at its most magical in the photos below and let us know if you would risk asphyxiation for high fashion in the comments.

Women In Bubbles Over Paris
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Episode 0018 - Interview with Melvin Sokolsky, Canon Explorer of Light and Fashion & Advertising Photographer from David E Warner on Vimeo.

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