Man-spreading is nothing new … just ask Stanley Kubrick


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It looks as if man-spreading is nothing new. In 1946 a young photogapher by the name of Stanley Kubrick took pictures on New York’s subway and sold them to Look Magazine.

Kubick took photos for Look for several years before turning to film-making.

I think aesthetically recording spontaneous action, rather than carefully posing a picture, is the most valid and expressive use of photography

                                                                                                                         Kubrick (aged 19)

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A young Kubrick and his camera. Source: wikipedia

Mashable has a wonderful sampling of his work here.

If nothing else, the photos are a fascinating glimpse at New York in the 1940s. One photo in particular shows that the oft-repeated idea that men were more polite and gentlemanly back in the good old days is possibly bullshit.

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No man stood up to offer these ladies seats? source: Mashable
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