Thursday, September 15, 2016

Photo in-motion: Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge started his reputation in 1867, with photos of Yosemite and San Francisco and became famous for his landscape photographs, which showed the grandeur and expansiveness of the West. The images were published under the pseudonym “Helios.”

Muybridge helped solve the riddle of the horse's gallop.

Most artists painted horses at a trot with one foot always on the ground; and at a full gallop with the front legs extended forward and the hind legs extended to the rear, and all feet off the ground. Muybridge perfected his method of horses in motion, proving that they do have all four hooves off the ground during their running stride.