Melvin Sokolsky (b. 1938) was born and raised in New York City. At 21 years old, he began photographing for Harper's Bazaar. In the 1960s he worked for Esquire, McCall's, Newsweek and Show. His work is characterized by a sense of fantasy and invention. Surrealism is an influence in his plays with proportion and reality. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and Victoria and Albert Museum.