William Wegman

William Wegman Polaroids
by William Wegman
Publisher's Description
For almost 25 years, artist William Wegman (b. 1943) has been producing amazingly inventive photographs with the 20 x 24' Polaroid camera. This extraordinary body of work began in 1979, when Wegman, already well known in the art world for his wry video and conceptual photographic work, was invited by Polaroid to try out this unusual camera. When Wegman and his dog, Man Ray, traveled together to Boston to use the camera for the first time, a remarkable collaboration was launched. After Man Ray died in 1982, Wegman continued his exploration of the medium with non-canine subjects. In the late 1980s, he began to work with the dog Fay Ray and an expanding universe of her progeny. Throughout the years, Wegman has maintained an extraordinary level of creativity, capturing his versatile subjects in a seemingly limitless variety of poses and guises. William Wegman Polaroids gathers together the best of this work, hundreds of unique, large-format photographs, with an insightful and candid essay by the artist exploring his experiences with the camera and his exceptional models.
ISBN: 0810934809
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Hardcover : 232 pages
Language: English
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