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kottke.org posts about Eadweard Muybridge

The creative process of the creative process

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 19, 2017

A good idea, persistence, the value of limits, the power of collaboration, turning weaknesses into strengths, procuring funding for creative projects…there’s a little bit of everything in this video on the creative process in action.

For years, Max Joseph had an idea: what if you could turn highway divider markers into an animation via the zoetrope effect? You know, Burma Shave by way of Eadweard Muybridge. He kept telling people about this idea until one day, someone agreed to fund it. He found some enthusiastic collaborators and started work. They soon reached a potential failure point — the project as originally conceived was logistically impossible — but quickly found a solution that made the project thematically stronger without straying too far from the initial concept. (via swissmiss)

Found photo animations

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 04, 2010

Cassandra Jones takes photographs she finds online and stiches them together to form animations like this Eadweard Muybridge homage:

Really nice. Jones’ other work is worth a look as well. (via heading east)

Muybridge, but not by Muybridge

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 21, 2010

Possible clues have emerged that Eadweard Muybridge may not have taken all the photographs attributed to him.

Naef explains why he thinks that stereographs attributed to Muybridge were in fact taken by Watkins, who sold the negatives to Muybridge. Muybridge then printed and sold them under his own name. “I think from what I’ve seen and knowing what I know about Muybridge - and I’m not an expert on Watkins by any mean and Weston is - I think yes Muybridge published pictures by other people,” Brookman said. “Some by Watkins potentially, but I think Muybridge was also a photographer and a significant photographer.”

Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes has a three-part interview with photography curator Weston Naef about why he thinks this is so. Part one is here. (No word yet on why Muybridge has so many unnecessary letters in his name.)