capturing a flying horse

20/12/2010 § Leave a comment

eadweard muybridge, leland stanford jr. on his pony “gypsy” – phases of a stride by a pony while cantering, 1879

eadweard muybridge as scientific surrealist?

in the above photograph eadweard captures the stride of a pony, gypsy, as a part of muybridge’s studies on a horse’s movement.  these studies became famous for proving the revolutionary fact that horses do, for a brief moment, fly.

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