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For the Love of Puppies

  • Jul 13, 2012
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I am a cat lover, and usually am not given to looking at photographs of dogs or even puppies. I cane across William Wegman's book "Puppies" by accident, and was enough intrigued by the care-free look of the puppy on its cover, running down a dock, to go though it and see what it has to offer. To my immense delight, I had discovered a wonderful collection of photographs, accompanied with the heartwarming yet non-cheesy background stories.

Wegman's photographic talents are quite obvious, and stand out in each of the beautiful photographs. All of the photographs are staged to some extent, but vary in the degree from the simple outdoors shots to the highly elaborate costumed arrangements. They are meant to delight and inspire, and they largely achieve that purpose. Weimaraners seem particularly well-suited subject of photography for the earthy-toned Maine background in which many of them are captured. Wegman's personally stories and anecdotes from the ups and downs of his puppies' lives add the personality and depth to the delightful subjects.

Weather you are a dog lover, or just enjoy beautiful and meaningful photographs, you'll find a lot to enjoy in this elegant coffee-table book.

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July 14, 2012
I owned 3 cats during my life. They make wonderful pets and they are easy to maintain.
 
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I am a cat lover, and usually am not given to looking at photographs of dogs or even puppies. I cane across William Wegman's book "Puppies" by accident, and was enough intrigued by the care-free look of the puppy on its cover, running down a dock, to go though it and see what it has to offer. To my immense delight, I had discovered a wonderful collection of photographs, accompanied with the heartwarming yet non-cheesy background stories.    Wegman's photographic talents are quite …
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Widely respected for his stunningly astute observations of dogs (more specifically, of the majestic Weimaraner), William Wegman once again dazzles withPuppies. Here Wegman chronicles three generations of Weimaraners with his insightful commentary and exceptional photography. Wegman's love for his dogs is expressed in every photograph and in every line of his awe-filled text. Speaking about his second Weimaraner, Fay, the author says, "She looked like she had wandered out of a Rousseau painting. Those luminous yellow eyes."

Fay's radiance inspired Wegman to greater creative depths: he began dressing her up to appear almost human, a common theme in his photographs. Fay starred in many Wegman titles, including ABC and Cinderella. It is Fay's children, and later her grandchildren, who take the center stage in William Wegman's Puppies. Wegman's photographs are, as always, astonishing, capturing the beauty and individualism of each puppy. He labels his photographs with humorous bylines: a puppy sitting in a planter is labeled "Pup Pot." The exceptional physique of the Weimaraner becomes more pronounced as the puppies grow; at two weeks, the puppies are almost extraterrestrial in appearance, with large ears and wrinkled skins. But they are still exquisite, and the photos capture every expression and posture. Wegman has the utmost respect for his dogs, and his subjects are in turn fully content and relaxed in the presence of their photographer. Wegman has the ...

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