Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

Categories: Celebrities | History | North America

Before Stanley Kubrick began shooting great sci-fi and horror films, one of his first attempts to become famous was working as a photojournalist for LOOK magazine at the age of 17.

His photos give us a glimpse into the daily lives of people of the past. Although if you imagine smartphones instead of ubiquitous newspapers, you will see a picture that is not too different from today.

During his time at LOOK magazine, Kubrick took more than 15,000 pictures (most of them were never published), inspired by the people and urban landscapes around him. The pictures below were taken on the New York subway in 1946. Perhaps you can see in them a spark of greatness that will one day ignite into a huge bonfire of the splendor of Stanley Kubrick's films.

Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

 

Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

 

Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

 

Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

 

Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

 

Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

 

Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

 

Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

 

Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

 

Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

 

Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

 

Photographs of the New York subway of the 1940s taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

Keywords: Weekdays | Journalism | Metro | New york | The past | Stanley kubrick | USA | Photojournalism | Black and white photography

Recent articles

Earnings with a smell: a student receives money and expensive gifts from a man for pictures of her feet
Earnings with a smell: a student receives money and expensive ...

Students often do not have enough money, so they have to earn extra money. This girl has found an unusual but lucrative way to get ...

Incredibly realistic 3D drawings
Incredibly realistic 3D drawings

Nikola Čuljić, a 30-year-old self-taught Serbian artist, creates amazing 3D drawings using pencils, markers and pastels. His ...

An epic thread with Valery Leontiev's outfits and interiors in the same style appeared on Twitter
An epic thread with Valery Leontiev's outfits and interiors ...

Russian pop star Valery Leontiev, despite the exchanged eighth decade, continues to delight fans with his creativity and, of ...

Related articles

"Beware, the doors are closing": the earliest and latest passengers of the Moscow metro — and their stories
"Beware, the doors are closing": the earliest and latest ...

The very first and most recent visitors to the Moscow Metro explain why they found themselves in the subway so early in the morning ...

What did the first stations of the Moscow metro look like in the year of their opening
What did the first stations of the Moscow metro look like in ...

The first line of the Kaganovich Moscow Metro opened on May 15, 1935. Trains ran from the Sokolniki station to the Park of Culture, ...

The most "fashionable" passengers of the Moscow metro
The most "fashionable" passengers of the Moscow metro

The metro is such an amazing place that not only helps people get to their final destination, but can also give a lot of new ...