1946 New York City Subway Scenes Photographed by Stanley Kubrick


Aside from being an iconic film director, Stanley Kubrick was also an exceptional photographer during his younger days. New York was among the cities he roamed, where he captured scenes of subway passengers in glorious monochrome in 1946. Take a look at some of Kubrick's New York City Subway photos after the jump!

If you’ve seen and liked the 1949 Chicago photographs of Stanley Kubrick, we bring you some more of these impressive city snaps by the master film director. Going further back to 1946, let’s take a look at some photos Kubrick snapped during his early days as an apprentice photographer — and the youngest staff photographer soon after — for Look magazine.

Below, you will find some interesting city snaps from Kubrick’s Life And Love On The New York City Subway, a series which provides a glimpse of what daily subway commute was like during the late 1940s. Young as he was, Kubrick clearly had the eye for detail and knack for composition, as evidenced by his early photographic work.

Photos via Retronaut

What do you think of these black and white photographs taken by Stanley Kubrick in 1946 New York? Tell us your thoughts with a comment below!

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  1. shuaibin
    shuaibin ·

    Remind me soundtrack from space odessey

  2. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    People dressed A LOT better then, than we do, now!!

  3. babak_homayouni
    babak_homayouni ·

    Brilliant , it was absolutely obvious that he will be a legend one day ; and now we all know he is!

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