Harold Edgerton


Science, art and technology converged in the works of American inventor/photographer Harold Edgerton (1903-1990).

While Edgerton started his career as an electrical engineer - his inventions led to some of the most iconic and innovative images of the 20th century: milk drops, bullets in mid-flight, birds and sports. 

All of his images captured the imperceptible detail and beauty of motion.  

In the 1930's Edgerton invented a device called the "Stroboscope" that produced intense flashes of light. The invention allowed photographic images to be instantly recorded that until then had been impossible to capture.

Curiously during most of his career Edgerton was more active in the science and technology realms - working with the US' Atomic Energy Commission, Jacque Cousteau and teaching at MIT. 

To this day Edgerton is still described as "Papa Flash"

Click here to see more examples of Edgerton's work notably "In Flight" and "Bullet"

Questions about this artwork? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720

"Golf Tee-Off"

Chromogenic print, circa 1965

Studio stamp verso.

9.5”W 7.5"H (work)

Very good condition.

Minor wear to borders.

Provenance: The Art Institute of Chicago (Originally gifted by the Edgerton Family in 1996)



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