I was invited by a magazine friend of mine to attend a gallery reception honoring photographer Melvin Sokolsky. The event was hosted by Real Simple magazine at the Axelle Gallery in Chelsea. Sokolsky is best known for his editorial fashion photographs taken for Harper's Bazaar, including his Bubble series, in which models were suspended midair in clear plastic bubbles above Paris. Here is a page from the booklet we received:
Sokolsky photographed Real Simple's September fashion spread, and the gallery displayed those photographs along with a selection of his most well-known photographs from the course of his career. He has a very whimsical style, and there were several photographs that I would die to have prints of. I especially love his photo of model Iris Bianchi with a giant chair- it's very Alice in Wonderland.
Sokolsky (right) shared his book, The Archive, with guests
It was a beautiful party, made even moreso with Sokolsky's stunning photography. We mixed and mingled, sipped white wine, ooooed and ahhhed our way through The Archive, and left with Uniqlo scarves which were featured in the Real Simple September Issue:
Was a fabulous NYC evening! Thanks to all!