Eadweard Muybridge (1830 – 1904) was an English photographer who spent much of his life in the United States. He is known for his pioneering work on animal and human locomotion which used multiple cameras to capture motion. He is sometimes called the "father of motion picture".
His photos of humans in motion often show the models naked, so their body movement can be seen better. Many of Muybridge's photographic sequences have been published since the 1950s as artists' reference books. Cartoon animators often use Muybridge's photos as a reference when drawing their characters.
Woman Spanking A Child
In 1887, Muybridge shot the sequence "Woman Spanking A Child", depicting a nude woman spanking a small (maybe 3-year-old) nude child over her knee in 18 frames while the camera view rotates around the scene. In the USC Digital Library are all 18 plates and also 3 extra plates from this scene.
- Woman Spanking A Child on USC Digital Library
- Category:Nude woman spanking a child on Wikimedia Commons
- Category:Nude woman running wish a child hand in hand on Wikimedia Commons (same woman and child?)
- Category:Nude woman carrying a child on Wikimedia Commons (same woman and child?)
- File:Animal locomotion. Plate 527 (Boston Public Library).jpg on Wikimedia Commons ("Woman Spanking A Child", from Animal locomotion, plate 527)