I learned something new today about one of my favorite filmmakers, Stanley Kubrick.
Before he became a filmmaker, in the late 1940s he was a photographer for the now-defunct-but-then-popular Look magazine, and his photos are astounding. His gift for composition, and especially perspective, have the effect of capturing the essence of his often off-beat subjects in a raw, complete way that is almost startling, and in some cases uncomfortably voyeuristic.
Looking at his work, you can totally see the genius he would eventually bring to the big screen.
Here are some of my favorites: