As a Photographer myself and everyone should remember this day, Today’s Google Doodle homepage celebrates Mr.Eadweard Muybridge (a english photographer) 182th Birthday who known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion which used multiple cameras to capture motion, and his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the flexible perforated film strip.
We may call him a master or roll model of many photographers in this century or modern photography technique and Hollywood movies inspired by his idea, for eg: High-Speed Photography.
Today’s Google Doodle homepage
Eadweard Muybridge who born Edward James Muggeridge, he changed his name several times early in his US career. First he changed his forenames to the Spanish equivalent Eduardo Santiago, perhaps because of the Spanish influence on Californian place names. His surname appears at times as Muggridge and Muygridge (possibly due to misspellings), and Muybridge from the 1860s.
Video animation of Google Doodle:
Muybridge began to build his reputation in 1867 with photos of Yosemite and San Francisco. Muybridge quickly gained notice for his landscape photographs, which showed the grandeur and expansiveness of the West, published under his pseudonym Helios.
Popular Muybridge race horse animated
In addition, Muybridge’s work has influenced:
- Harold Eugene Edgerton — pioneered stroboscopic and high-speed photography and film, producing an Oscar-winning short movie and many striking photographic sequences
- Étienne-Jules Marey — recorded first series of live action with a single camera
- Thomas Eakins — American artist who worked with and continued Muybridge’s motion studies, and incorporated the findings into his own artwork
- Thomas Edison — owned patents for motion picture cameras
- William Dickson — credited as inventor of motion picture camera
- Marcel Duchamp — artist, painted Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2
- Francis Bacon — artist who made numerous paintings from photographs by Muybridge
- John Gaeta — used the principles of Muybridge’s photography to create the bullet time slow-motion technique of the 1999 movie The Matrix.
- Steven Pippin — British artist who converted a row of laundromat washing machines into sequential cameras in the style of Muybridge
Some High Speed Photography Inspiration
Be proud you have the taste of photography and newbie who started their career as photographer. IF you have some High-speed photos share with us in the comment section.