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These Photographs By A 17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick Show That He Was Born A Genius


Way before Stanley Kubrick was a director and directed some of the best movies ever made like “2001: Space Odyssey” or “The Shining,” he was just a simple teenager living in New York and looking for a job. And even then, the 17-year-old teenager couldn’t hide his talent when he got his hands on a photo camera.

Bored Panda compiled a collection of his pictures of New York from 1945-1950 when working for the Look magazine. During that time, Stanley got some insights into what makes a picture work: “I think aesthetically recording spontaneous action, rather than carefully posing a picture, is the most valid and expressive use of photography.”

He quickly made a name for himself by telling stories through photos, which eventually led him to moving pictures and his place in the filmmakers’ hall of fame.

If you also are into street photography then let the him give you a little tip:

“Think up ideas for stories, go out and shoot them, and then send them into the magazines. I was lucky; I figured that out when I was young.”

(h/t: vintage everyday)

1. Just walking the streets of New York, 1946


2. A student at Columbia University, 1948

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3. This couple sleeping in the Subway, 1940s


4. The girl with the lipstick, 1940


5. Couple, 1940


6. High Wire Act, 1948


7. Shoe shine boy, 1940

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8. Dogs in a convertible, 1949


9. A self portrait with Rosemary Williams, 1948

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10. People on a Subway Station, 1940


11. This young girl at a Palisades Amusement Park, 1946

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12. A laboratory at Columbia University, 1948

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13.  Playing footsie, 1946


14. The shoe shine boy, 1940


15. Betsy Von Furstenberg, 1949

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16. A circus performer, 1948

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Source: Stanley Kubrick

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