We imagine that capturing the movement of bodies on a canvas requires hours of study on the part of artists - adding a line here, a flick there, a smudge to hint at the passage of motion. Digital artists have it a bit easier - but that doesn't make the results any less impressive.
Justin Mezzell has spent months studying the movement of the simplest of contraptions - from the slide of a matchbox draw to the spin of a globe. The results of his study are compiled in an immensely satisfying tumblr, Motion Study.
You can almost hear the click, whir and buzz of each of these objects in motion - we lost ourselves in the Newton's Cradle image for far, far too long. Head over to Mezzell's site to see the rest of his work - both static and moving.
(Images: Justin Mezzell)