Clothed Descending a Staircase No. 2… In an homage to Marcel Duchamp’s masterpiece Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2 (itself inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s photographs), Eliot Elisofon photographed Duchamp performing the act himself in 1952, and used multiple exposures to mimick the artist’s famous time-lapse-style painting.
(Eadward Mybrige)The main question behind this photo was, whether all four feet of a horse were off the ground at the same time while trotting. The human eye could not break down the action at the quick gaits of the trot and gallop. So he set up a series of cameras controlled by a single wire and as the horse set off, so did he by pulling the wire thus the flash captured every glop the horse did and proved that the horse doesn't fly off the track.