Okay, we know, it seems like every other day there’s a new Stanley Kubrick video to dive into about his life and films, but today is something slightly different, from an aspect of his career that perhaps doesn’t get as much discussion.
The Bank Austria Kunstforum recently had a showing of Kubrick’s work as a photographer before he became a filmmaker, and the folks at Cast Your Art put together a pretty nice ten minute video essay on the exhibit. It’s overview of what’s on display but also an informative guide through the details of Kubrick’s shutterbug efforts. It goes into the various styles he utilized and the breadth of coverage he provided to newspapers and magazines, ranging from street life to sports to current events and more.
It’s fascinating stuff, with producer Jan Harlan and Kubrick’s wife Christiane Kubrick providing context as well, so give it a whirl below. [35 MM]