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

Before Stanley Kubrick began making great science fiction 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 an opportunity to take a quick look at the everyday life of people of the past. Although if you imagine smartphones instead of the ubiquitous newspapers, you will see a picture that is not too different from today.

During his work 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 in the New York subway in 1946. Perhaps, in them you can see a spark of greatness that will one day ignite into a huge bonfire of the splendor of Stanley Kubrick's films. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keywords: USA | North America | New York | History | Subway | Celebrities | Past | Everyday life | Journalism | Photojournalism | Stanley Kubrick | Black and white photography

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