Stanley Kubrick, circa 1949 in Chicago, was a photographer for Look Magazine, making side money as he got through school. And, as we saw with genre defining films like Dr Strangelove, Clockwork Orange, 2001, these photographs show a lot of talent. As Flavorwire writes, “In the summer of 1949, the magazine sent Kubrick to the Windy City to shoot for the story ‘Chicago City of Contrast.’”
Liu Bolin has created a pretty interesting body of work with these photos of people camouflaged into the scenes. We have a feeling the photos are a little more convincing than the real thing but they are still pretty cool.
We were a lot more into this post when we thought we could still see the video, but due to this world we live in, the photoshoot was removed from YouTube. So all we get are these photos to look at that Estevan Oriol shot of Kim Kardashian.
Our friend and contributor, J. Rix, was telling us about this great shot of a Pabst billboard in Chicago from the early 1940s, all part of an amazing series of color photos from Depression era and World War II build-up era America. When we say color, there is something amazingly vibrant about these photos, which are property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color. They are stunning, beautiful shots, and the Denver Post have a bunch posted right now. Here are a choice few: