Bronx native Stanley Kubrick started out behind the lens of a camera as a teenager, shooting city scenes for the now-defunct Look Magazine. SInce May, a large selection of his photos from this time, documenting the “grit and glamor of the city,” have been on display at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition (which was supposed to close this month) just got an extension through January 6th.
The Museum has now shared more photos from their Kubrick collection (above). These photos were taken during his time at Look, which began when he was just 17 years old in 1945. By October 1946, he was working full-time at the magazine, which he left in August 1950. Even without the knowledge of his future film career, it’s easy to see the cinematic quality in these early photos, and the Museum points out that “he produced work that was far ahead of his time and focused on themes that would inspire him through his creative life… his photography laid the technical and aesthetic foundations for his cinematography.”
Through a Different Lens will now run through January 6th, 2019 at the Museum of the City of New York (located at 1220 5th Ave & 103rd Street)