One of the foundational images of motion capture, Etienne Jules Marey, chronophotographs from "The Human Body in Action," Scientific American (1914). By this time Marey had migrated from pure photography to abstraction, where strips of highly reflective material were applied to the limbs of a subject otherwise draped in black, so only the key elements of motion were registered. The checkerboard allowed speed to be measured by also capturing a clock.
light capturing movement in its purest form. by olafur eliasson. Perhaps something that would light up like a light sculpture at night but represent something figurative during the day, something enveloping or something like an oak leaf
angelic dancers - Brussels-photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte and film director André photographed a dancer amid beautiful clouds of powdered milk, using high-speed cameras and strong light. At the click: pictures, video, and behind-the-scenes footage.
~~Ever changing seascapes | Beautiful seascapes capture the power and perpetual motion of ocean waves, rising up and crashing down as they near the Australian coast. Ray Collins, a coal miner until he turned to surf photography after an industrial injury, also focuses on the calmer and more serene moments he experiences in the sea | The Guardian~~
Capturing the human body in motion is art in itself. Particularly when a photographer such as the wonderful Moscow-based Alexander Yakovlev photographs the grace and power of some of the world's most elegant...