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It could have been longer and have some more details but i was given a page limit Mind you that it was for a photo 1 class William Wegman and His Weimaraners William Wegman is the man most notoriously known around the world for those famous photographs of his pet weimaraners But what else do people know about this unique individual besides his love for those adorable canines I found I was asking myself questions about the man behind the camera while looking at some of his works and I wanted to know where he came from what his inspirations were how he started taking photographs of dogs and how he could be able to seeing that my dog cannot even stand still for five seconds Many times an artist is inspired by his or her background Wegman was born on December 2 1943 in Hoyoke Massachusetts Up until the age of 6 he lied in Longmeadow Mass and after which he moved to East Longmeadow He continued his education after high school in 1961 by entering the Massachusetts College of Art In 1965 he left there with a BFA in painting He continued on with his education even further by receiving a MFA from he Masters Painting and Printmaking Program at the University of Illinois in 1967 Before taking photographs Wegman became a university professor He first worked at the University of Wisconsin After a year there he moved to Long Beach to teach at California State College While teaching Wegmans interest in other areas of art grew mainly in video and photography Another important event in Wegmans life occurred in Long Beach California which was the purchase of a six-week old weimaraner puppy named Man Ray after a debate and flipping a coin five times Once the puppy felt at home with Wegman and his wife at the time he began to act as any puppy would and as a result
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