1946 New York Subway Photos: Stanley Kubrick’s Life Prior to Film Directing


Many people only recognize Stanley Kubrick’s name for his impact on the film industry. Known for his unique and bizarre take on film, Kubrick actually got his start with still photographs when he worked for LOOK Magazine in 1946. At the young age of 17, Kubrick was hired by the magazine to spend two weeks in the subway capturing photos of the various, mundane events that occur daily. From sleeping to reading to talking to….whatever, Stanley Kubrick brings life to the generally daily events occurring in New York subways in the mid-1940s.

Who knew that commuters could be so interesting? Well, if anyone can make subway life interesting, it’s Stanley Kubrick!

Sources: collections.mcny.org , ufunk

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