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Life and love in the New York subway

Life and love in the New York subway

Photo redesign “Life and love in the New York subway. 1947 ”

Despite all the difficulties during the shooting, Stanley Kubrick’s photographs were not only expressive in terms of composition, but also perfectly reflected the fashion, style and behavior of New Yorkers in this postwar period. Passengers enthusiastically read the morning newspapers, sleep in empty seats at night, couples in love pay attention to each other for a minute in anticipation of their stop and even gently flirt with each other, thinking that no one sees them.

Long before the camera was replaced by a video camera, Kubrick used his lens to shed light on what people really are.

© Stanley Kubrick, 1949
© LOOK Magazine Collection / Library of Congress / Prints & Photographs Division / Museum of the City of New York
© Braty Art Studio, 2021