Monday, April 30, 2012

The Master

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.”
― Sylvia PlathThe Bell Jar

A few hours before flying home to Athens, Kubrick's photos serve as the perfect antidote to impatience. Before he started making movies, Kubrick worked as a photojournalist for Look magazine in post WWII America, taking pictures of anonymous people in interesting places like zoos, circuses and the subway, and capturing celebrities including Betsy von Fürstenberg and Rosemary Williams. His photographic collection published in the excellent Stanley Kubrick: Drama & Shadows, says more about the genius-filmmaker than a million reviews and analyses. Here are a few of my favourite ones, while biting my nails in excitement: