Eadweard Muybridge

Gif made from Eadweard Muybridge’s “Animal Locomotion” Series, 1887, Plate 166

This series of still photographs was of a nude man jumping over a man’s back. The original vintage collotype measured 20 x 24 inches.

One of Muybridge’s main working methods was to rig a series of large cameras in a line to shoot images automatically as the subjects passed. Viewed in a Zoopraxiscope machine, his images laid the foundation for motion pictures and contemporary cinematography.

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