Eadweard Muybridge — one of the fathers of the motion picture

Eadweard James Muybridge (/ˌɛdwərd ˈmaɪbrɪdʒ/; 9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904, birth name Edward James Muggeridge) was an English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection. He adopted the name Eadweard Muybridge, believing it to be the original Anglo-Saxon form of his name.

via Eadweard Muybridge – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Eadweard Muybridge Collections – Muybridge : Image & Context.

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  1. January 29, 2014

    Being a horse lover, I’ve seen the horse one countless times—but the dancing lady is really something. It’s almost ethereally beautiful.

    • January 30, 2014

      I thought so too, when the motion is broken up it becomes almost symbolic, like frieze… I can’t put my finger on it. Ethereal is perfect, Jen!

    • January 30, 2014

      And it all started after an almost fatal bump to his head! Fascinating, and thank you for the link 🙂 .

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