The Unknown Kubrick

This article focuses on the legendary filmmaker's days as a photographer for Look magazine. While he was still in high school, at age 16, Kubrick happened to snap a photo of a newsstand owner on the morning following FDR's death. He soon sold the photograph to Look, a well-known news and photo magazine in its day, for $25. When Kubrick finally managed to graduate from high school (he was not one for formal schooling), Look decided to employ him as an apprentice photographer. Its widely regarded that his cinematic style has its origins in his time at Look, which makes a lot of sense. Nowadays though, young directors start off with music videos or commercials (like David Fincher, for example).