What touches me most in the photos of a young man of just 17 years old named Stanley Kubrick.

I write this post not based on deep knowledge about Kubrick’s work because I am far from having it, but much more guided by my admiration for the work of this great artist and the emotion that his photos make me feel.

First of all and perhaps the main characteristic of Kubrick photographer: the dramatic light in high contrast, authentic characteristic of ‘film noir’ that I find simply adorable.

But, in many photographs there are fantastic leading lines and vanishing points, the striking and beautiful compositions even in the presence of multiple subjects. Some of them, with brilliant triangular compositions and with great depth.

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In the photographs of various subjects, the strength and beauty of people’s bodily gestures is remarkable, sometimes collective hand gestures, for example, which makes me think that Kubrick – in addition to being a great film-maker who years later would become – he was, in addition to being a great photographer, a great conductor, who as such, was able to create such an accurate and instant empathy with the people portrayed that they offered him such natural, expressive and poetic gestures.

Published by Antonio Mozeto

I'm an amateur photographer based in the city of São Carlos, São Paulo state, SE Brazil. I used to make photographs since I was about 15-17 years old. My first camera was a Olympus Trip, an analogue camera. Many years after that I switched to several digital cameras. Presently I own a Nikon D500 with a small set of lenses and a Fujifilm X100T 23mm. A few years after my retirement as an university professor, after teaching Environmental Chemistry at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) for 45 years, I decided to invest money and time dedicating myself more seriously to photography. I´ve taken on-line courses as well as I´ve participated to various photography festival across Brazil. By far, my biggest interest is street photography. And in it, I'm interested in portraits, everyday street scenes and architecture.

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