Monday, 9 April 2012

Eadweard J. Muybridge 182nd Birthday - Google Doodle April 09, 2012

Google doodle today April 09, 2012 in Australia, New Zealand, Japan ect come with a theme Eadweard J. Muybridge 182nd Birthday. The google logo, it appears the horse on each box, you can click play and the image will move.

Eadweard J. Muybridge (9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904) was an English photographer of Dutch ancestry who spent much of his life in the United States. He is known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion which used multiple cameras to capture motion, and his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the flexible perforated film strip.

 Galloping horse set to motion using photos by Eadweard Muybridge.

Born Edward James Muggeridge, he changed his name several times early in his US career. First he changed his forenames to the Spanish equivalent Eduardo Santiago, perhaps because of the Spanish influence on Californian place names. His surname appears at times as Muggridge and Muygridge (possibly due to misspellings), and Muybridge from the 1860s.

In the 1870s he changed his first name again to Eadweard, to match the spelling of King Edward shown on the plinth of the Kingston coronation stone, which was re-erected in Kingston in 1850. His name remained Eadweard Muybridge for the rest of his career. However, his gravestone bears a further variant, Eadweard Maybridge.

He used the pseudonym Helios (Greek god of the sun) on many of his photographs, and also as the name of his studio and his son's middle name

Biography of Eadweard J. Muybridge

Birth name        Edward James Muggeridge
Born                 April 9, 1830(1830-04-09)
                         Kingston upon Thames, England
Died                  May 8, 1904(1904-05-08) (aged 74)
                         Kingston upon Thames, England
Nationality        British
Field                 Photography
Influenced         Filmmaking

via wikipedia