Welcome to the DMA Chronophotographs!
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Learn About Chronophotographs!
Chronophotography is an antique photographic technique from the Victorian era (beginning about 1867–68), created by Étienne-Jules Marey, which captures movement in several frames of print. These prints can be subsequently arranged either like animation cels or layered in a single frame. They can create a mysterious and beautiful composition out of both complex and simple, pedestrian movement.
Much like illustrated animation, Chronophotgraphy captures nuance in motion that is normally not detectable by the naked eye. It allows people, artists, and scientists to discover the hidden geometry in all kinds of motion!