Wegmans ' new Weimaraner, Fan Ray and later her puppies were Wegmans ' inspiration for continuing photographing the dogs though out the rest of his career. This was not Wegmans ' intention but the dogs were so attentive in front of the camera that Wegman developed such an interest in the way each dog had its own personality and how it was brought out in the pictures. The photographs of Fan Ray 's puppies are my favorite. The photographs are less posed and more authentic. Puppies are like children everything is new to them and Wegman was able to catch those emotions of the puppies in all the pictures that he took.
The first few days the puppies were born photographing them was easy they where very cooperative, probably because they couldn 't do much but sleep. Wegman took this opportunity to photograph them with various still life objects. Potter plants, vases, lunch boxes and drapes became just some of the objects the puppies posed with. After the puppies started to get a bit older, Wegman and Fan Ray, venture with them outside. This
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