Monday, May 20, 2019

I found this sequence of a carpenter planing a board on a now defunct tumblr about a year and a half ago.  The tumblr blogger, alas, did not move anywhere I could find him, so I can't credit him.


  1. As with the blacksmiths I wonder how Muybridge persuaded the carpenter to model nude. His leg development is remarkable, years of hard work. It would be great to find out who he was..

    1. We do know who a few of Muybridge's models were. The University of Pennsylvania had identified some of them from photos of student athletes, and there were records of the names of some in Muybridge's notes. I did a series on them on my old tumblr, and I'll try to do another series on the identified models sometime this summer.