See How a Famous Director's Roots as a Photographer Influenced His Filmmaking

There are very few people who haven't heard of Stanley Kubrick, as he was one of the most influential and successful directors of all time. But before he ever made a film, Kubrick got his start as a photographer, and this great video talks about how that influenced his career.

Coming to you from the Museum of the City of New York, this fascinating video features Alec Baldwin sitting down with Donald Albrecht and Sean Corcoran, who are the curators of the new exhibition "Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs." We all know Kubrick for his famous films — "Spartacus," "Dr. Strangelove," "2001: A Space Odyssey," and "Barry Lyndon" — to name just a few, but he got his start in the visual arts when he was named the official school photographer of his high school, after which he became an apprentice photographer and eventually a full-time staff photographer for Look Magazine. The discussion is a fascinating look at how the eventual director's eye for storytelling developed and laid the foundation for his career in filmmaking. 

If you're interested in attending the exhibit, you can find more information at the Museum of the City of New York website.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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