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Discussion in 'Photographers' started by Mainecoonmaniac, Apr 13, 2018.
There's a book published of his photography from quite a while ago.
That Kubrick started as a photog is common knowledge for Kubrick fans.
I wasn't in the know. But all kind of makes sense now.
There already was a exhibition in Brussels 2012 and 2014 in Vienna.
But nevertheless that aspect of him is little known.
Yeah, most of his movies have a strong visual or 'photographic' sensibility about them (but I'm not sure about his first films from the 1950's which I haven't seen). Almost every Kubrick movie was different from the one before it so it's hard to ascribe a 'style' to him, however his movies where always beautifully composed/filmed, from Lolita onwards. The opening sequence to 'The Shining' (which was not actually shot by Kubrick but certainly to his directions) is stunning. The only film of his that I don't love (visually or otherwise) is his most famous amongst photographers because of the fast 50mm Zeiss he had adapted to shoot parts of it with, 'Barry Lyndon'. If any one is interested in Kubrick films but never seen any then see '2001' or maybe 'Dr. Strangelove', 'The Shining', 'Full Metal Jacket' or 'Eyes Wide Shut'. 'Clockwork Orange' is a bit hard core (it has rape scenes) and I suspect it would put most people off Kubrick, but it's a great film, especially on the big screen.
Kubrick's film Full metal Jacket was shot in England because he lived here and was terrified of flying, many of the Vietnam scenes in the movie were shot in London on the South Bank of the Thames and the palm trees were planted in refuse skips. I have this on good authority, I used to know a lady who lived next door to him and his family who knew him well.
do you happen to know what it's called?
The book I know of is the catalogue of the Vienna exposition "Eyes Wide Open"
There is also a older book of the same title but that is a biography.
Katalog EYES WIDE OPEN - STANLEY KUBRICK als Fotograf
Ingried Brugger/Lisa Ortner-Kreil (Hg.), mit Texten von
Ralf Michael Fischer, Anton Holzer, Wolfgang Lamprecht, Lisa Ortner-Kreil, Veronika Rudorfer und einem Interview mit Jan Harlan. Grafische Gestaltung von Christian Schienerl, erschienen im Verlag moderner Kunst Nürnberg, Bad Vöslau 2014.
2014. 24 x 26 cm, 224 Seiten
Its been a while since ive seen it but it could have been this;
Stanley Kubrick: Drama & Shadows. Photographs 1945-1950
Abebooks.com is a fantastic source . Search kubrick and youll be surprised how much is available !
Thanks OP...he did nice work!
I found it on amazon, but I'm going to have to check your source...
He was good friends with Weegee ("Arthur Fellig"), who was the official stills photographer for "Dr. Strangelove".
Just think of the conversations they must have had!
Wow, i did not know that.
I love Weegee.
A "singular" photographer if there ever was one.