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William Wegman: Fashion Photographs Paperback – Bargain Price, March 1, 2000
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1. You enjoy dogs (especially weimaraners) and enjoy seeing them unusually well posed to look like attractive humans.
2. The connection between haute couture model and the fashion fascinates you, and you are open to seeing how line, tilt of head, and connected ratios form pleasing images.
3. You love photography and want to better understand how much of the "art" is in the scene itself, versus how much comes from the photographer.
Naturally, if you like all three elements, you have a much more than five star book in your hands.
You have to see these photographs to believe how good they are, unless you already happen to know Mr. Wegman's work. Take a look at the cover to get a hint.
Basically, Mr. Wegman takes his weimaraners (Chundo, Batina, Crooky, and Chip) and treats them like human fashion models. He dresses them in stylish hats, wigs, dresses, suits, shoes, mannequin parts, and other accessories to create "human" poses. Think of this as being a little bit like what Cindy Sherman does in posing as a well-known actress in her own photographs of famous movie scenes.
The approach is mostly done in a slightly campish way, emphasizing bright and bold background colors which contrast and make a context for different bright accessory and fashion colors. The natural color of the weimaraneers is the "coolest" part of the visual image.
What was brilliant to me was "seeing" what draws my eye in a photographic composition. Normally, I think I'm looking at a model, but based on my reactions to these photographs I'm really drawn much more to a curve, a line, a tilt of the head, or an incline of the body in the model.Read more ›
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I love these photographs! I purchased this book as a gift for a friend who has a Weimaraner and she loved it!Published 21 months ago by S. Parker
Fans of William Wegman's classic work will rejoice in this adorable collection of doggies on the (figurative) runway. Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by I Read of Jeannie