Stanley Kubrick: Street Photographer

In the late 1940s, Stanley Kubrick was a staff photographer for LOOK magazine. He shot the celebrities as well as the everyday people of New York City, and just last month Museum of the City of New York opened up a 7000+ photo archive of Kubrick’s work. MCNY has a blog post of his subway photographs, and the entire collection can be browsed on their site.

We’ve picked a few shots of fashion-forward gentlemen, like Dwight Eisenhower (then pres of Columbia University) and Jules Dassin (on the set of The Naked City; center left); as well as one photo that shows how to pass out in style; and one with a couple of enterprising shoe shine boys in nice hats.


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David is Wingtip's storyteller. In addition to editing the Modern Gentleman's Blog, he has written for Wax Poetics, The Source, SF Weekly, and the East Bay Express, and others. His inspirations include Rumble Fish, Paul's Boutique, and Balzac. He studied English at the City University of New York at Hunter College and journalism at the University of Southern California. He lives in Berzerkeley with his wife and daughter.

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