Chukka with Muybridge

A clip that brings together polo, the royal game, and the photographs taken by Eadweard Muybridge for a former governor of California, Leland Stanford, in 1878. The inspiration for the short came from a collection of photographs I had taken of polo chukkas being played in the UK and Austria. My brother-in-law introduced me to the game a few years ago and it has fascinated me ever since, even though I can’t play it much on the Continent – while it is a fairly accessible sport in the UK, it still retains its elitist status on the Continent. Happy birthday, John (said brother-in-law)!