IMAGING WHAT WE CANNOT SEE: MOVEMENT
Before Harold Edgerton there was Eadweard Muybridge (yes, I spelled that correctly). Muybridge melted the hearts and faces of nerds everywhere when in 1877 he designed a camera shutter that was able to expose an image for a mind blowing 1/1000 of a second. At the time this was crazy talk and he needed to perfect his emulsion to make his photographic plates highly sensitive to light since the shutter would be open for such a short period of time. Click on the image above to see more face-melting images of Muybridge's Animal Locomotion.