• Thursday, October 23, 2014

Eyes Wide Open

Austria's Kunstforum Vienna is holding an exhibition titled “Eyes Wide Open”, featuring a selection of photos that Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest film directors of the 20th century, took for New York's Look Magazine during his five-year stint there from 1946. Each image has its own narrative, laying down the blueprint for a technique that Kubrick described with the words: “Well, I never shoot anything I don't want.” The magazine photographs allowed Kubrick to experiment in composition, atmosphere and timing to develop his narrative style. Offering a glimpse of a lesser-known chapter of his career, they also signal his move into directing. Kubrick's first film, a documentary made in 1951, focused on the boxer Walter Cartier – a subject he had photographed for Look.

 

 

 

 

Published: 12:00 am Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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