I found these vintage stroboscopic photos in the life archives. Stroboscopic photos are action photos taken with strobe lights to create an image not too unlike stop animation. Enjoy the ones below and you can view the rest HERE.
Choreographer Martha Graham performs her own work at Gjon Mili's studio, 1941.
Drummer Gene Krupa at Gjon Mili's studio, 1941.
Dancer and actor Gene Kelly in a multiple-exposure dance sequence from the movie Cover Girl, 1944.
Multiple exposure photograph of Pablo Picasso using a small flashlight to "draw" a figure in the air in 1949.
New York University fencing champion Arthur Tauber (left) parrying with Sol Gorlin, 1942.