Film director, screenwriter and producer, Stanley Kubrick created a large number of critically acclaimed films during his career including Spartacus (1960), Dr. Strangelove (1964), A Space Odyssey (1968) and The Shining (1980). Now, a lesser-known part of Kubrick’s early career as a photographer has been published in a new book.

Art book publisher, Taschen has compiled Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs detailing the early career of the photographer as he worked for Look Magazine in New York City. Kubrick specialised in ‘slice-of-life features’ where he created visual essays of the highs and lows of New York locals in the 1940’s.

From debutants to subway commuters, the book features more than 300 rare photographs taken by Kubrick, then 17 years old, each telling their own unique story.

Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs is now available for purchase through Taschen and coincides with a major exhibition of his works at the Museum of the City of New York, which will remain open until October 28.

Stanley Kubrick Photographs. Through a Different Lens, £50 SHOP NOW