A selection of Kubrick's photojournalism
December 1, 2011 10:35 PM   Subscribe

Stanley Kubrick's New York and Chicago [ via ]
posted by Blazecock Pileon (10 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Fantastic photos, and I can definitely see the cinematic aesthetic there. This one, for example, certainly has a Hitchcockian sense of dread about it. :)
posted by taz at 10:46 PM on December 1, 2011 [1 favorite]

Wow - these are fantastic. I really shouldn't be surprised that a film maker with such good looking movies was also a very good photographer, but it's nice to be able to confirm it. I was about to pick a favorite pic or two, but there are just too many to narrow it down to. Although this one might be my next mix disc cover.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 10:48 PM on December 1, 2011

Kubrick got his start as a still photographer at a young age, always felt that was what ass his long, carefully constructed scenes where about.
posted by The Whelk at 11:51 PM on December 1, 2011

I'd swear this shot is the brown line (or whatever it was called then) as it makes its turn north on Wabash just before the Adams stop.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:59 PM on December 1, 2011

Great post!

Stanley had an eye for the classy dames, of course.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:27 AM on December 2, 2011

Baby doing a pull-up, dude. What. The. Hell.
posted by mikoroshi at 12:43 PM on December 2, 2011

Inspiration for Dr. Strangelove, perhaps?

That was definitely one of my favorites. It has an inscrutable atomic-age kind of SCIENCE vibe to it, which can't help but be a bit over-the-top that it has to poke a bit of fun, as well. Kubrick's genius is to capture all that in a simple photograph.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:46 PM on December 2, 2011

I went through the Chicago set on Retronaut, and immediately thought "Achewood". Number ten made me think "Main men of science debated this point". It's at the Merchandise Mart, so I suppose they could be involved in clothing science...
posted by graftole at 3:39 PM on December 2, 2011

Yep, that's Kubrick.
posted by cereselle at 6:52 AM on December 3, 2011

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