Sit. Stay. High Fashion Dog Portraits

Artist and photographer William Wegman, along with his editorial dog Man Ray – had a partnership that produced some amazing photographs. I don’t know if the photographs themselves or the fact that  Wegman could get Man Ray to sit still for that long is more impressive – but either way, I need the name of his doggie trainer.

This is the story behind William Wegman and Man Ray:

It was while he was in Long Beach that artist William Wegman got his dog, Man Ray, with whom he began a long and fruitful collaboration. Man Ray, known in the art world and beyond for his endearing deadpan presence, became a central figure in Wegman’s photographs and videotapes. In 1981, Man Ray died. It was not until 1986 that Wegman got a new dog, Fay Ray, and another collaboration began marked by Wegman’s extensive use of the Polaroid 20 x 24 camera. With the birth of Fay’s litter in 1989, Wegman’s cast grew to include Fay’s offspring — Battina, Crooky and Chundo — and later, their offspring: Battina’s son Chip in 1995, Chip’s son Bobbin in 1999 and Candy and Bobbin’s daughter Penny in 2004.

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3 thoughts on “Sit. Stay. High Fashion Dog Portraits

  1. I love these! Always loved his work, thanks for the detail on the dogs! I love the 4th shot! In my mind he’s saying “What if I don’t want to come play dressup today?”

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