See New York’s Subway Through the Eyes of a 17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick (Photos)

Posted On Thu, January 29, 2015 By

Posted On Thu, January 29, 2015 By In History, photography, Transportation

As one of the world’s most respected film directors, screenwriters, producers, cinematographers and editors, it’s really no surprise that Stanley Kubrick was also quite the shutterbug. Well before creating mind-bending movies like A Clockwork Orange and Dr. Strangelove, Kubrick was shooting for New York’s (now defunct) LOOK magazine as a way to help make ends meet. His street photos, which are quite dramatic in subject and composition, give us a look into the mind of a young Kubrick, who at just 17 was already showing a talent for creating atmosphere with a lens.

Kubrick started out as an apprentice photographer for LOOK in 1946 and then shortly after was promoted to full-time staff photographer. During his stint at the magazine he became known for his story-telling in photographs. His residency lasted until 1950, and from there Kubrick went on to dabble in filmmaking.

vintage new york subway photos by stanley kubrick

vintage new york subway photos by stanley kubrick

vintage new york subway photos by stanley kubrick

vintage new york subway photos by stanley kubrick

vintage new york subway photos by stanley kubrick

vintage new york subway photos by stanley kubrick

vintage new york subway photos by stanley kubrick

vintage new york subway photos by stanley kubrick

vintage new york subway photos by stanley kubrick

vintage new york subway photos by stanley kubrick

vintage new york subway photos by stanley kubrick

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  • Alice Gordon

    People in 1946 – they are fascinating.

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