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Stanley Kubrick, Photographer

Brother and Sister at Palisades Amusement Park - 1946, Stanley Kubrick

Before he began his career as a director of iconic films we love, like Spartacus, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket, New York City native Stanley Kubrick was a photographer. He sold his first image to LOOK magazine in 1945 at the age of 17, and continued to work as a New York City-based photographer for the magazine until 1950.

Rosemary Williams, Showgirl (with self-portrait) - 1949, Stanley Kubrick
High Wire Act - 1948, Stanley Kubrick

Curators at the Museum of the City of New York and VandM have gone through more than 10,000 of Kubrick’s negatives and made 25 prints available for purchase that were previously only available for viewing at archives or magazines.

Shoe Shine Boys (Vendor) - 1947, Stanley Kubrick

Museum of the City of New York

Early Skype and Ho-Jo’s Earthlight Room in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

Photo Copyright @ 1968 Warner Bros., from CinemaDope.com
Photo Copyright @ 1968 Warner Bros., from CinemaDope.com

I stumbled across this black and white photo illustrating terrific detail of the exquisite production design of Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece. Notice the Bell System “Picturephone” and Howard Johnson’s Earthlight Room. At another angle on this same space station set in the film, there’s a Hilton. It makes one wish American airports looked half this good.

Geek, out.