Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Eadweard Muybridge's photographs are often of ordinary motions, but the pictures are taken so rapidly that the viewer can clearly see the minute stages of motions that are normally overlooked. This is the figure repeated method of showing motion, as the same subject appears in a different position in different frames. However, the temporal placement of the frames is more like the multiple image method, as it shows the tiny differences in motion; the images just aren't overlaid. I think that it's fascinating to see detailed views of what movement looks like frozen in time; it makes even the most mundane motion seem interesting when you can see the small individual muscle movements.