Before he was Stanley Kubrick, demigod of cinema, the man who would go on to direct “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “A Clockwork Orange” worked as a photographer for Look magazine.
Kubrick rode the New York City subway in 1946 for a story on commuters, capturing scenes on the trains, platforms and escalators. The image above is one of many photos from the story available here, courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.
Here’s more on Kubrick and Look and, if you are so inclined, a bit more on the subject. Many of the magazine’s photographs are archived at the Library of Congress. This list seems to be a fairly thorough inventory of Kubrick’s photographs.
[Photo via mcnyblog.org.]