Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904)
'Animals in Motion…An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Muscular Actions '
Fourth impression, London: Chapman & Hall
National Art Library barcode: 3 8041 994 12046 7
Muybridge became famous for using photographs to analyse the strides of horses. His experiments were the focus of artistic and scientific debate around the world and anticipated cinema. Using a bank of separate cameras and the most rapid available negatives, claiming exposures of 1/1000 of a second, Muybridge demonstrated that horses gallop with all four feet simultaneously off the ground.