Historical photos #22

Great shot by Stanley Kubrick early in his career for Look Magazine. Kubrick was a photographer before a film maker and his amazing visual sense for framing each scene is evident in his early shoots.


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Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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1 Response to Historical photos #22

  1. marblenecltr says:

    Good criticism of Kubrick’s skill in composition. Black and white, location of subjects, simplicity, and much to keep one’s attention. The look of the woman at the desk as she views the woman in her underwear as she smoked a cigarette in an office may not mean much to people today, but women were not to smoke in public and were not usually pictured in underwear (which was as close to nudity that we got without a National Geographic.) I can’t see even Gloria Stienem in that picture. “Look” and “Life” magazines had some of the best of photographers in the history of that art.

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