Captivated by the magnificent cavalcades of galloping bulls, horses and stags in the Paleolithic caves of Lascaux in France, I first became interested in the possibilities of studying motion through photography.
I have also taken inspiration from the work of the early photographers Eadweard Muybridge, the first artist to present images in a grid format, and Etienne-Jules Marey who showed the different phases of movement side by side on a single plate. They used their pictures to study the gallop of horses, the flight of birds, the gait of elephants, the swim of fish, and the locomotion of many more creatures.
Their pioneering work made a unique contribution to the creation of art and the development of photographic technology. It continues to reverberate to this day.