Monday, November 23, 2009
William Wegman originally planned on painting before he met his dog, Man Ray, who he began to collaborate with in photos. Although Wegman has experienced vast success, the content of his well-known photographs might not appeal to everyone. I have chosen to make an artist book based on the tactics applied in Wegman's photos. By dressing up a dog and placing that dog in an inappropriate scene for an animal, Wegman was able to raise questions with his audience about the existence of an animal. Wegman's work is unpredictable and humorous through the creation of bizarre scenes where a dog plays a human. Although I do not particularly appreciate the affect of those scenes, I am intrigued by Wegman's ideas and what he was trying to convey through his photos.