17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick’s Incredible and Powerful Photos Of 1940s New York

Stanley Kubrick’s Incredible and Powerful Photos

Stanley Kubrick directed some of the best movies ever made like “2001: Space Odyssey” or “The Shining.” But even when he was 17-year-old he got his hands on a photo camera, and his talent was quite prominent even then.

Check out the photos of New York from 1945 to 1950, when he was working in the Look magazine. During that time Stanley got many insights into what makes a photograph work: “I think aesthetically recording spontaneous action, rather than carefully posing a picture, is the most valid and expressive use of photography.”

He soon made a name for himself by telling tales through photos, which ultimately led him to move to the movies and his place in the filmmakers’ hall of fame.

Here is a tip from Stanley himself: “Think up ideas for stories, go out and shoot them, and then send them into the magazines. I was lucky; I figured that out when I was young.”

Walking The Streets Of New York, 1946

Student At Columbia University, 1948

Girl With A Lipstick, 1940

Couple, 1940

High Wire Act, 1948

Shoe Shine Boy, 1940

Dogs In A Convertible, 1949

Self Portrait With Showgirl Rosemary Williams, 1948

Self Portrait With Showgirl Rosemary Williams, 1948

People On Escalators In A Subway Station, 1940

Young Girl At Palisades Amusement Park, 1946

Laboratory At Columbia University, 1948

Shoe Shine Boy, 1940

Betsy Von Furstenberg, 1949

Girl With Dolls, 1947

Students Drawing A Nude Model In An Art Class, 1948, Columbia University

Shoe Shine Boys (On Fence), 1947

Changing The Tire, 1946

Men Sleeping In A Subway Car, 1946

Passengers In A Subway Car, 1940s

Johnny On The Spot, 1946

Rosemary Williams At A Restaurant With Two Men

Shoe Shine Boy, 1940

Women In A Subway Car, 1946

Shoe Shine Boys (Vendor), 1947

Passengers In A Subway Car, 1940s

Passengers Reading In A Subway Car, 1946

Painter Tying Rope Around The Model's Waist, 1947

Shoe Shine Boy, 1940

Guy Lombardo On A Dock, 1947-1948

Woman On The Train Platform, 1948

Men With German Shepherd On A Dock, 1949

At An Outdoor Cafe With A Woman, 1948

Audience Waiting In Line To Get Into A Recording Of "grand Slam"

Mens Fashion Show, 1948

Couple In A Subway Car, 1940s

Boxer Walter Cartier, 1948

Man Exiting Train, 1948

People Browsing Through Magazine Racks At A Busy Sidewalk Newsstand, 1947

 

(h/t: vintage everyday)

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