AFTER MUYBRIDGE

 

In 1878 Eadweard Muybridge developed photography with exposure times in the millisecond range. He used it to unravel the movements of both animals and human beings. One of his most famous photographs captured the motion of a horse at full speed. Here, with exposures one million times shorter, we watch light scattered off a horse head. The horse head merely sets the stage that allows us to follow the movement of light across the space.

Horse head

 

Motion Study 1: Walking away from the camera