Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Early Movement in Photography

FRENCH CHEMIST MICHEL EUGENE CHEVREUL (1786 - 1889) was 100 years old when he became the subject of the first “photo sequencing” experiment to imitate natural movement. This was 2 years before the first known film. The photographer was the world renowned French photographer Félix Nadar.

What Nadar did was take a sequence of photographs one after the other to create the impression of movement. This becomes, in a sense, the first “film” starring a man.

(By the way, the first known film was “Roundhay Garden Scene,” and was shot 2 years after this series of photos took place)

1 comment:

Jennifer Morrison said...

Wonderful! I felt like I was time-travelling.

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