Today’s Google Doodle pays tribute to Eadweard J. Muybridge.

Today marks the 182nd anniversary of the birth of Eadweard J. Muybridge, the British photographer known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion. Google celebrates his birth with a doodle of his photos taken at the Palo Alto Stock Farm in Stanford, California. Titled “Sallie Gardner at a Gallop”, the series of photos shows that horses’ hooves do all leave the ground simultaneously. This series of photos stands as one of the earliest forms of videography. Isn’t it amazing that 134 years later it’s a Google Doodle!

The original:

 

The Google Doodle:

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I’ve always been interested in art for as far back as 
I can remember. I took my cue from all the children’s 
books I read. The interplay of words and images on a 
page had always intrigued me, and not long after that, 
pop-up books became a big part of my library as well. 
I would spend countless hours pouring over them and wondering, “How did they do that?” So, you might say 
that my creative path was set long before I even 
realized it. Professionally, I started right out of high 
school knocking on doors and putting myself through 
school. From there I just kept on growing and learning. What might distinguish me from other talented and accomplished creative artists is not so much the art 
itself—it‘s the heart. Could I imagine doing anything 
else? Teaching others what I have learned over the 
years has always been an interest, but I can tell you 
this—I absolutely love what I do! And, during all of this I have become a mother, knitter, 
crafts person, a student (again and again), kid’s sports 
fan, girl scout volunteer, lover of the outdoors, and 
mistress of a good book. View all posts by bmdcreative

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