“Shoe-Shine Mickey Climbing a Fence” by Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick was one of the most innovative and accomplished directors in cinema history, and, as it turns out, a bordering-on-Weegee-level badass when it came to capturing “slice of life” still imagery in NYC as a young man.
Recently, the Museum of the City of New York, in cahoots with VandM, released a series of “city life” photos taken by Kubrick throughout the 1940s and 50s while employed at Look magazine. MCNY and VandM culled standouts from over 10,000 negatives and are now offering a limited edition sale of 25 prints.
Also of possible interest:
- “The Return of the Clockwork Orange“
- “Weegee Tells How“
- Chantal Regnault’s photos of the 1990s vogueing scene in NYC
- “Dirty, Dangerous, & Destitute” by Allen Tannenbaum
“Circus Trapeze Artists” by Stanley Kubrick