Wednesday, February 25, 2009
eadweard muybridge: picturing motion
eadweard muybridge was one of the earliest practitioners of motion photography. he utilized the camera's unique ability to freeze motion to capture events that had never before been observed by the human eye. although it is widely believed that his studies of motion are always sequentially true, in her book picturing ime, art historian marta braun argues that muybridge actually inserted images that were not from the orginal sequences to enhance the feeling of percieved motion in the images. one reason he got away with this is due to the blind faith people had in photography to transcribe transparent truths.