Muybridge was born in Kingston Upon Thames in 1830. His ground breaking work in motion capture photography involved banks of up to 24 cameras controlled by an electronic shutter and timer system. This enabled Muybridge to capture animal movement before the invention of motion pictures. He also worked as a war and landscape photographer, and took hundreds of photos of cities in the mid to late 1800s.
Thanks to the Glasgow School of Art Library’s blog for highlighting this resource.