September 25, 2014

Stanley Kubrick’s Photos of New York Life in the 40s

Self portrait with showgirl Rosemary Williams 1948

Before he became famous for directing films like A Clockwork Orange, Lolita, and Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick was a poor kid from the Bronx who worked as a photojournalist for Look magazine. (He was their youngest staff photographer on record.) Kubrick’s striking black and white images of 1940s New York City — which were often shot on the sly, his camera concealed in a paper bag with a hole in it — hint at the dark beauty and psychological drama of his later creative output. Stanley Kubrick’s Dramatic Photos of 1940s New York City – Flavorwire





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Tell me again why Checker Cabs were banned from NYC, in favor of the more (something or other) sedans?

Posted by: CaptDMO at September 26, 2014 9:53 AM

I like Ike.

At this point, I'd like Adlai Stevenson.

Posted by: mushroom at September 26, 2014 2:29 PM

That high-heeled anthropoid ought to be arrested for trying to roll that kid in the hirsute costume.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at September 26, 2014 4:50 PM

He looks like Mr. Bean.

Posted by: Steve at September 26, 2014 8:37 PM