Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge, “Tennis Player”

These images are from pioneering motion-picture maker Eadweard Muybridge’s historically significant ‘Animal Locomotion’ study done in 1877 and 1878. Multiple stop-motion images were taken with cameras and projected for viewing with a zoopraziscope, an early device used in cinematography that predated the perforated flexible film strip. Ten photographs were compiled and put into a zoetrope format to create the movement of the nude man playing tennis.


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