24 October, 2012

Here's Stanley!

Before making his name as a director Stanley Kubrick was a traditional stills photographer. 

The almost maniacal obsession with composition that he became famous for comes across loud and clear - they're almost too perfectly capturing my fantasy of the Boroughs of New York post-war that I think they might be some mawkish art direction for a luxury brand inspired by Mad Men or Raging Bull...

The Museum of the City of New York has over seven thousand images here

Shoe Shine Boy [Mickey bringing laundry to the laudromat] 1947 

Circus [Balancing act with trapeze artists] 1948 

Walter Cartier - Prizefighter of Greenwich Village [Walter Cartier during a fight] 1948

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