Eadweard James Muybridge ; 9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904, birth name Edward James Muggeridge) was an English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection.
He emigrated to the United States as a young man and became a bookseller. He returned to England in 1861 and took up professional photography, learning the wet-plate collodion process, and secured at least two British patents for his inventions. He went back to San Francisco in 1867, and in 1868 his large photographs of Yosemite Valley made him world famous. Today, Muybridge is known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion in 1877 and 1878, which used multiple cameras to capture motion in stop-motion photographs, and his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the flexible perforated film strip used in cinematography.
In 1874 he shot and killed Major Harry Larkyns, his wife’s lover, but was acquitted in a jury trial on the grounds of justifiable homicide. He travelled for more than a year in Central America on a photographic expedition in 1875.
In the 1880s, Muybridge entered a very productive period at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, producing over 100,000 images of animals and humans in motion, capturing what the human eye could not distinguish as separate movements. He spent much of his later years giving public lectures and demonstrations of his photography and early motion picture sequences, traveling back to England and Europe to publicise his work. He also edited and published compilations of his work, which greatly influenced visual artists and the developing fields of scientific and industrial photography. He returned to his native England permanently in 1894, and in 1904, the Kingston Museum, containing a collection of his equipment, was opened in his hometown.
noise is by me.
Make up by Rita Madison, Set Production - One Twelfth Productions, Set and Wardrobe Styling - Beth Mosner.
Video campaign for Jeffrey Rogador’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection
A film by: Fold Canela
Creative Direction and Styling: Eldzs Mejia
Photography: Patrick Diokno
Models: Brent Javier and Vanessa Matsunaga both at Mercator
Beauty and Grooming: The Face Shop
Shoot Assistants: Danica Familara and Austin Cortiguerra
Special thanks to:
Captured Dream Productions
Ideal Vision Centre
Godiva Natural Skincare
Folded & Hung
Documentation from Ben Phelps Rohr’s solo show and living sculpture exhibition.
This show stages the confrontation between material objects and human bodies. The human tendency towards depersonalization (as in furniture bondage, sensory deprivation, and transcendental experiences) was explored in a two-story sculpture/performance installation at the gallery.
"Algunos viven en una isla de carne, buscàndose en la memoria sin encontrar a nadie." Alejandro Jodorowsky
Alexis Garcia-Barragan (not pictured in film)
Music by ARC
Filmed by Krista Howk
Edited by Tiare Ribeaux
If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?
Woman, you see, is an object of such a kind that study it as much as you will, it is always quite new.
(Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy)
We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it’s a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)