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Undressing Victorian Ladies 1887 – animated GIF file

Eadweard Muybridge was capturing some of the first sequential images, long before film was developed. I have almost committed a crime with my next animation, by combining Muybridge still images with vintage 16mm film. The result is this little spectacle of Victorian Ladies undressing: This file is free for your personal use and enjoyment :-)… Continue reading Undressing Victorian Ladies 1887 – animated GIF file

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Jumping Lady 1887 – animated GIF file

I'm having a blast creating GIF files with the Victorian human locomotion plates by Eadweard Muybridge. Today I'm presenting you with my latest "mini-movie": Is she not a marvel from a long gone past? These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂 I have used the following elements for this design: Jumping… Continue reading Jumping Lady 1887 – animated GIF file

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Strolling Victorian Lady 1887 – animated GIF file

Here's a lady for you that will indeed cause some locomotion! Strolling female locomotion, that is 😀 I believe the Victorian women were shy and private, so I have covered her artistic nudity in a bit of damask texture. The gorgeous and versatile frame was found on Leaping Frog Designs, and is an altered book… Continue reading Strolling Victorian Lady 1887 – animated GIF file

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Somersault Locomotion 1887 – Animated GIF file

Those 1887 photographic plates by Eadweard Muybridge of Animal (human) Locomotion are really worth studying! Those were the days! Imagine being that adventurous photographer pushing the frontiers of knowledge! Wow, it blows my mind.  Here is another handsome male specimen, demonstrating a running somersault. I have cut the first two frames, to make the GIF… Continue reading Somersault Locomotion 1887 – Animated GIF file

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Victorian Male Locomotion 1887 – Animated GIF file

I found another awesome treasure on Boston Public Libraries on Flickr! Photographer Eadweard Muybridge was studying animal (human) locomotion at the turn of the century, and the photoraphic plates are made available to the public. The resolution is not very high, each individual image is only a couple of centimeters high. But I have enlarged them,… Continue reading Victorian Male Locomotion 1887 – Animated GIF file