Sunday, 23 August 2009

Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge is known for his early use of multiple cameras to capture motion. His zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that predated celluloid filmstrip is still being used today. Muybridge developed a scheme for instantaneous motion picture capture. To settle the question: ‘whether during a horse’s gallop, all four hooves were off the ground at the same time.’ I find it fascinating how technology has moved on so quickly, and how back in these days, a question like this was settled by a photographer.

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