Melvin Sokolsky was haunted by a recurring dream where he floated across exotic landscapes in a bubble. The iconic fashion photographer decided to turn his fantasy into reality with his iconic ‘Bubble’ series for Harper’s Bazaar in 1963. In this series of photos chic fashion models are magically floating across Paris in the trendiest garments suspended in clear bubble spheres.
The bubble was made of plexiglass and aircraft aluminum, with spaces between the hemispheres so that the models could breathe. The spheres were suspended from a crane to give the impression of floating. Looking back, the fact that all these gorgeous shots were achieved without Photoshop makes them all the more impressive.