William Wegman is perhaps best known for his iconic photographs of his dogs. But before he became interested in photography, he experimented with video art.
"Describing the process behind his tapes, Wegman says, "I present a situation and develop some kind of explanation around it. By the time the story is over you get to know why that particular prop or mannerism was displayed." Recorded as single takes in real time, Wegman used portable video's intimacy and low-tech immediacy to create idiosyncratic narrative comedy. Wegman was among a group of artists to produce work through WGBH's Television Lab. In recent years, Wegman has become famous for his hilarious and touching photographs of other Weimeraners who are Man Ray’s successors." via Video Data Bank
Below is a selection of these vintage videos, and the full collection is available from Video Data Bank.