When most people think of Stanley Kubrick, they don't think "New York City photographer." They think of him as the director of cinematic classics like, A Clockwork Orange,  Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Shining.

Indeed, Kubrick's greatest contribution to the 20th century are probably his films, but his early career is impressive in its own right.

Stanley Kubrick, seventeen years young, with an eye for composition, landed a staff photographer position at LOOK Magazine while still living in his native borough of the Bronx. 

Between 1945 and 1950, Kubrick shot over a hundred assignments for the magazine, and the Museum of New York City has a collection displaying over 15,000 images from 129 of Kubrick's NYC assignments. 

Some of the images are clearly influenced by Kubrick's youth, almost fixating on young boys and maternal-aged women. 

Take a look at the preview gallery below, and you can view pages and pages of Kubrick photos at the Museum of New York City site


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[via Museum of New York City]