Back in the ’40s, before Spartacus, A Clockwork Orange, and The Shining had catapulted him to iconic film auteur status, a 17-year-old Stanley Kubrick worked as a photojournalist for Look magazine. Now, in a new book from Taschen called Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, previewed by It’s Nice That, we can see how, even at such a young age, the renowned director had an acute eye for character.
While at Look in 1945, New Yorker Kubrick would spend his days on the streets of the city, capturing “humanist slice-of-life features” that dove into the heart of his hometown. With more than 300 shots of subjects ranging from debutants to shoeshine kids and subway commuters, the book reveals a myriad of images, each telling their own evocative story.
Through a Different Lens by Luc Sante, Sean Corcoran, and Donald Albrecht is available to purchase now via Taschen. The release coincides with a major exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, which will remain open until October 28.
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