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Melvin Sokolsky. By: Noelia Lahmann Period.4. Melvin Sokolsky was Born 1938 New York City, NY, Raised in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. His work has appeared in Vogue, New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and McCall's Magazine.
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Melvin Sokolsky By: Noelia Lahmann Period.4.
Melvin Sokolsky was Born 1938 New York City, NY, Raised in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. His work has appeared in Vogue, New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and McCall's Magazine. Has received more than two dozen Clio Awards.( creative Excellence in advertising and design) including the distinguished Directors Guild nomination. And received an Academy Award nomination for a computerized zoom lens which he designed In 1972, Sokolsky was charged with photographing the entire editorial content of McCall’s Magazine, a first in the world of photography Biography
Education • Melvin had no training in the photography field. • As a child he loved to read and visit museums this inspired him and he began imagining elaborate sets and images even before he had a camera to capture them.
Over New York Taken In 1963 New York
Was known for the famous “bubble” photos. Other than the “bubble” he took photos of woman floating without the bubble. The “bubble” a series of depicting fashion models “floating” in midair. His work isn’t just limited to the field of The “bubble” 3 quarters of his print is for advertising. Early influences, was him starting to use his fathers box camera about the age of 10. He uses the “clone technique” when you merge 2 photos together. On the first one the model is on the right and on the second on the left, cutting this image in half will result in a picture similar to the number 15 below. Style
Random Facts • By 1969, Melvin became fascinated with the world of television commercials and began a career as a commercial director /cameraman. • In 1995 Canon USA named Sokolsky as one of their ambassadors of photography known as “The Explorers of Light.”
Bubble on the Seine, Paris, Bazaar Taken in Paris 1963
Photos • Photo.1: Used Natural lighting, the main subject is the woman floating in the air; you can tell cause she’s in the center. I chose this photo cause I thought it was beautiful. And the black and white really adds to the photo. • Photo.2: It uses natural lighting, the main subject that you look at first is the woman in the bubble, which is an example of Melvin’s Style. The lighting in this photo make her dress so bright and bold. And it just makes the photo so vibrant. The title “Over New York” just tells the story, you can over look and over come the stress of New York and see the beauty. There are many reason I choose the photo, its bright, different, and just breath taking.
Photos • Photo.3: Again natural lighting is being used. The main subject you'd think would be the woman in the bubble but when I look at the photo graph I first notice the man blowing the fire. The story I see in the photo is, by noticing her outfit its bubbly and has pokadots and to me that reminds me of the circus and then he's blowing fire like that'd be like a sideshow. And she's in a bubble trying to escape the circus and he’s trying to stop her. • Photo.4: In the photograph natural lighting is being used the main attraction in the photo is the woman in the bubble floating on the water. Rule of thirds is an example in this photo. The story I see in this photo is relaxation and peacefulness. A supermodel trying to just enjoy life. And not the fashion industry.
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