Sunday, April 10, 2011

Happy Birthday, Eadweard

Muybridge sequence of galloping horseToday in 1830 Eadweard Muybridge was born. A social climber and kind of a jerk, he was also an extremely talented photographer. He was able to freeze the motion of a galloping horse - and change the way we looked at it forever.

Check out the Wikipedia entry where they have animations of this sequence and a galloping bison, too!

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At 10:59 AM, April 10, 2011 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

"...he was not also an extremely talented photographer"???

 
At 8:46 PM, April 10, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Eeek! Editing error - thanks! Fixed now...

 
At 10:11 AM, April 11, 2011 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

There, there, Ridger. It happens from time to time to even the best of us ;-)

Worse is when it's in ink, and thus not longer correctable. I speak from personal experience -- self-inflicted wounds I missed in the galleys despite my best efforts.

 
At 6:29 AM, April 16, 2011 Anonymous Stan had this to say...

His freezeframe montages have inevitably lost some of their magic, but none of their appeal. Ubu Web recently alerted me to a PDF of The Human Figure in Motion.

 

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