Katie asks: Please have a show or signing in California! How about visiting CSLB again? We'd love to have you back. :)
WW Studio answers: WW's work will be on view at several different California museums in the coming months, as part of the Getty Foundation's Pacific Standard Time project, which begins in October 2011. We will post more information on specific shows on the blog.
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Marie asks: Hello I'd love to buy a picture of you but I am living in Paris where can I find a gallery who represent a part of your work ? How can I buy a picture maybe through internet is there a website where some of your pictures are on sale ? Thanks. Marie
Hello Hedy Pardey: I have photographed dogs other than my own but not regularly. I have worked with all breeds, from collies to mutts to schnauzers...some were difficult, some were not. Male or female to me are no different. Some dogs are enthusiastic, others blase. Some are jumpy, others calm. It really comes down to the individual dog's personality, and how he or she feels that day. Your question gives me the idea to post a couple of the photos I have taken of other dogs. Thanks for your questions and encouraging comment.
PS - I like the short tail on the short haired weimaraner.
All images copyright William Wegman, 2011
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Terri Saunders asked: "I have a 19 month old Weim "Gunner". Got him when he was 6 weeks old. Loves the camera. When you were filming the Weims what age did you find it easiest to work with them and what did you use for motivation? How long are/were their attention spans when filming. They are such an intelligent breed."
WW answers: When I photographed 6 week old puppies for my Cinderella book, I went crazy trying to get them to behave. After a few days of frantic attempts it dawned on me: puppies at this age all fall asleep and awake at the same time, together. If I set them in position just before or right after sleeping they stay right in place.
With adult dogs I find most of them easy to work with, but occasionally one's patience is tested. My dog Candy is very agile. She likes to be chosen to pose but finds a way to alight just before the shutter is snapped.
Film and video require different strategies. For instance it is very difficult to get multiple dogs to look in different directions simultaneously. When one is called they all look in the same direction. There was a scene in the Hardly Boys where Batty and Crooky were called upon to do this while inside the evil caretakers cabin. They hear a sound. They look up down this way and that. What they actually were responding to was pebbles rolling down the roof on four sides.
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