Before he became one of the most influential filmmakers in history, Stanley Kubrick was a young photographer who captured life in New York City during the 1940s. He was the youngest photographer ever hired by Look Magazine (located at Madison Avenue and 52nd Street), where he worked until 1950 when he left to begin his filmmaking career.
Early in his years working for the magazine, he captured the images for a four-page spread titled ‘Fun at an Amusement Park’. Now the Museum of the City of New York has made some of his photographs available. Check out how his later directing style is evident in these images – and the vintage fun of the horror style attraction in particular. Kubrick captured the images at Palisades Amusement Park‘s Haunted House attraction in 1946.
Enjoy this unique collection!