Eadweard Muybridge was an English Landscape photographer who while in America in 1872 was asked by American Horse Breeder to settle an arguement about Horse movement. Using a bank of 12 cameras Muybridge produced series of photos that showed the stages in a movement.
Muybridges series of photos freezing movement were meant as an means of analysing movement, though he quickly realised the prints could be fixed in a zootrope to create a simulated moving image. By 1878-1880 technogy enabled the beginning of moving film,
Salle Gardner at a Gallop animated photos by Muybridge
Photos produced to commemorate the 70ths anniversary of the D Day Landings. Contemporary photos of holiday makers have been blended with war time photos taken at the same location during the 1944 landings
German Bunker at Omaha Landing Beach
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Tourists walk by where the body of a dead German soldier once lay in the main square of Place Du Marche in Trevieres after the town was taken by US troops who landed at nearby Omaha Beach in 1944. weblink
Blending of two photos produced by the History TV Channel blending wartime Adolf Hitler in Paris with 21st century tourists apparently unaware of just who else had stood years earlier where they now relaxed
Tom Hussey Photographer
Photographer who prodiced a series of images for a campaign to raise awareness of Alzheimer's. His photos show people who remember the past clearly but are forgetting the present. The reflections are showing what the person is thinking
Tom Philips is an artist not a photographer. The shots in his ongoing project 20 Sites n Years are just snapshots, badly cropped passers by, badly parked cars that block the views and even a passing tank appear in his shots of London locations. What is impressive is the fact that for the last 38 years he has taken 20 shots at the same time on the same day each year - and it is the slow change over time that is impressive
Spencer believed that the divine rested in all creation. He saw his home town of Cookham as a paradise in which everything is invested with mystical significance. The local churchyard here becomes the setting for the resurrection of the dead. Christ is enthroned in the church porch, cradling three babies, with God the Father standing behind. Spencer himself appears near the centre, naked, leaning against a grave stone; his fiancée Hilda lies sleeping in a bed of ivy. At the top left, risen souls are transported to Heaven in the pleasure steamers that then ploughed the Thames Tate Gallery Webpage
This series of paintings may have been intended to be symbolic of Van Gogh's journey and struggle through life. It may be that he was trying to show a connection to the working man as these are all used and worn work boots.
Still Life Paintings by Vincent Van Gogh click here
The sculptures look just like traditional “historical” markers and plaques but instead of highlighting a civil war battle or the birthplace of a famous person, they highlight a contemporary social or political issue, adding the weight of historical importance to today’s concerns Norm Magnusson Webpage
David Irvine Artists own painted elements added to found junk shop paintings