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.”
Self Portrait With Showgirl Rosemary Williams, 1948
(h/t: vintage everyday)