[B]efore he became famous for directing films like A Clockwork Orange, Lolita, and Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick was a poor kid from the Bronx who worked as a photojournalist for Look magazine. (He was their youngest staff photographer on record.) Kubrickâ€™s striking black and white images of 1940s New York City â€” which were often shot on the sly, his camera concealed in a paper bag with a hole in it â€” hint at the dark beauty and psychological drama of his later creative output.
The great director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) actually started his career as a freelance photographer.
The Chicago Tribune serves up 8 Kubrick photos taken in Chicago in the summer of 1949, which demonstrate that Kubrick could handle lighting and compose a shot. Interesting stuff for the cinéaste.
Hat tip to Frank Dobbs.