Before he became famous for directing films like A Clockwork Orange, Lolita, and Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick was a poor kid from the Bronx who worked as a photojournalist for Look magazine. (He was their youngest staff photographer on record.) Kubrick’s striking black and white images of 1940s New York City — which were often shot on the sly, his camera concealed in a paper bag with a hole in it — hint at the dark beauty and psychological drama of his later creative output.
Douglas Kirkland - another genius with the camera! His shoot with Marilyn Monroe in bed in 1961 was so simple and elegant, there is an innocence and vulnerability to her that was not often captured. His picture of a crying Judy Garland is so wonderful, powerful and emotive. So glad I went to his Goma exhibition in 2010 as viewing his work for real was pure joy.