Monday, May 20, 2019

These two blacksmiths appear in what is perhaps the most widely recognized of Muybridge's complete motion study sequences.  I include it here because it is also one of the very best.  
Most of Muybridge's models were University of Pennsylvania athletes, but I have to wonder how he recruited these handsome men.  Did he just visit smithies around Philadelphia until he found two willing to work nude . . . and be photographed doing it?  I'd love to know how that went.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, amazing that he got these real blacksmiths to pose nude. Proud of their craft and the strong muscular build that it helps develop. I know the French often used firemen as nude life models...