Eadweard Muybridge is most famous for capturing the horse in motion, proving that the horse would release all four hooves from the ground while running:
This is trivialization of his contributions to photography and art. Some interesting facts about Eadweard are:
- He was on trial for the murder of his wife’s lover.
- He is regarded as the inventor of motion pictures
- He only invented the xenograft and high speed photograph in order to win a bet over how many legs were lifted off the ground at a time while a horse runs.
- He changed his name at the age of 20 from Muggeridge to Muybridge.