Stanley Kubrick, in his late teens was a hell of a magazine photographer.

Stanley Kubrick worked as a staff photographer for LOOK magazine from 1945 to 1950. According to the Museum of the City of New York, “He was not yet Kubrick, the famous film director; he was just Stanley, the kid from the Bronx with an uncanny photographic sensibility.

Young Stanley Kubrick, magazine photographer. Self-portrait.

“Only 17 years old when he joined the magazine’s ranks, he was by far its youngest photographer. Kubrick often turned his camera on his native city, drawing inspiration from the variety of personalities that populated its spaces. Photographs of nightclubs, street scenes, and sporting events were amongst his first published images, and in these assignments, Kubrick captured the pathos of ordinary life in a way that belied his young age.”

The Museum’s collection contains 129 of Kubrick’s assignments for the magazine encompassing more than 15,000 individual images, the vast majority of the photos were never published.

Kubrick’s photo essay featuring boxer, Rocky Graziano, is stunning.

Rocky Graziano, photo by Stanley Kubrick circa 1950.

The museum’s entire collection is like candy for photographers. You can view the digital collection on the Museum of the City of New York’s website.



By Stephen Brockelman

As a Sr. Writer at T. Rowe Price, I work with a group of the best copywriters around. We belong to the broader creative team within Enterprise Creative, a part of Corporate Marketing Services. _____________________________________________ A long and winding road: My path to T. Rowe Price was more twisted than Fidelity’s green line. With scholarship in hand, I left Kansas at 18 to study theatre in New York. When my soap opera paychecks stopped coming from CBS and started coming from the show’s sponsor, Proctor & Gamble, I discovered the power of advertising and switched careers. Over the years I’ve owned an ad agency in San Francisco; worked for Norman Lear on All in the Family, Good Times, Sanford and Son, and the rest of his hit shows; and as a member of Directors Guild of America, I directed Desi Arnaz in his last television appearance— we remained friends until his death. In 1988 I began freelancing full time didn’t look back. In January 2012 my rep at Boss Group called and said, “I know you don’t want to commute and writing for the financial industry isn’t high on your wish list, but I have a gig with T. Rowe Price in Owings Mills…” I was a contractor for eight months, drank the corporate Kool-Aid, became a TRP associate that August, and today I find myself smiling more often than not.


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