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

Categories: Celebrities | History | North America

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

Recent articles

From Tramps to millionaires: the real success story of former homeless man Harry Sanders
From Tramps to millionaires: the real success story of former ...

Today, people hardly believe in the stories of people who were poor and suddenly opened their own business and got rich. It is ...

Brutal New Zealand group Mighty Mongrel Mob
Brutal New Zealand group Mighty Mongrel Mob

In the 1960s, a group of radical youth appeared in the New Zealand town of Hawke's Bay. They didn't ride bikes, but they quickly ...

Sexy sisters-serversi arrange instagram fire
Sexy sisters-serversi arrange instagram fire

Surfing, without a doubt, is one of the most sexual sports. Perhaps that is why chose it for themselves sisters Ellie-Jean and ...

Related articles

"Hell on wheels": stunning photos of the New York subway of the 80s
"Hell on wheels": stunning photos of the New York subway of ...

In 1979, 250 serious crimes per week were registered in the New York subway. There were six murders in the first two months of that ...

The dissolute youth of the West of the 1920s
The dissolute youth of the West of the 1920s

The roaring 1920s in the West became a decade of parties, money and an extravagant lifestyle. This period represented the American ...

20 American habits that are considered rude in other countries
20 American habits that are considered rude in other countries

Behavior that, in your opinion, seems normal, in different parts of the world may seem rude and even boorish. Every nation has its ...