Stanley Kubrick Street Photography

Long before director Stanley Kubrick directed influetial films such as Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining — he took incredible street photographs in New York City since he was 17. He worked until the 1950’s for Look Magazine before he decided to pursue filmmaking.

Keep reading to check out incredible street photographs taken by Kubrick – which are comical, intruiging, and full of energy and excitement! Make sure to also check out Twisted Sifter for all the images!

*Florian Dirks from my Facebook fan page has let me know that not all of the photographs included below are unposed- some of them are elaborately staged. Incredible photographs nonetheless. Also big thanks to Rinzi Ruiz for directing me towards these photos! 

Stanley Kubrick Street Photography

Stanley Kubrick Street Photography

Stanley Kubrick Street Photography

Stanley Kubrick Street Photography

Stanley Kubrick Street Photography

Stanley Kubrick Street Photography

Stanley Kubrick Street Photography

Stanley Kubrick Street Photography

Stanley Kubrick Street Photography

You can see more images of Stanley Kubrick’s New York on Twisted Sifter

Which of these photos do you love most? Let us know in the comments below! 

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12 Comments

  1. Kubrick was so good because of his background, that’s nothing new. I love the photographic look that he gave to many scenes of his films. Btw the’re are even books of his photographic work before the whole filmmaking thing.

  2. Great post Eric! I never knew he was into street photography. I love the one in which a man is changing the tyre. It must have been spontaneous, you can tell from the look on his face. brilliant!

  3. Funny how some are so quick to dismiss these as not proper street photographs, as if Bresson (the ‘father’ of street photography) never staged any of his! Great set of images!

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