Notes on movement in photographs after exercise 1

I was curious about Jacques-Henri Lartigue so I searched more information about this extraordinary photographer online.

A very pleasant article on Museyon tells his fascinating story and who he was: (Accessed 9/05/2017)

This is a complimentary extract from the book French Riviera and Its Artists: Art, Literature, Love, and Life on the Côte d’Azur by John Baxter, from which also the photo below.

Bibi, Arlette and Irène, in Cannes, 1929

Fig. 1 Bibi, Arlette and Irène in Cannes, 1929


Harold Edgerton invented the electronic flash combining his love for photography with that for electricity and his story is told in a BBC article, at: (Accessed 9/05/2017).

Another article in explains how a flash lamp works and how it can be used to produce brief, intense emissions of light useful in photography and in the observation of objects in rapid motion.

At: (Accessed 9/05/2017).

On Edweard Muybridge:

The first source online is the website dedicated to him: (Accessed 9/05/2017)

Also interesting: (Accessed 9/05/2017)


Fig. 2 Eadweard Muybridge Boys playing Leapfrog (1883-86, printed 1887), collotype

At:*&pos=26, Public Domain, (Accessed 9/05/2017)

These collotypes have been animated, and it’s self-evident how Muybridge could have been an inspiration for the Lumière brothers in starting their experiments leading eventually to the invention of cinema.


Image by Xpicto – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, At: (Accessed 9/05/2017)









Image by Xpicto – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, At: (Accessed 9/05/2017)









Interesting experiments have been made also in reverse: instead of breaking down time into sequential images, photography can ‘compress time’ by taking multiple images  and superimposing them all into one frame (Creative Arts Today, page 159).



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