I have always loved William Wegman’s photos of his Weimeraners.They’re sometimes silly, sometimes elegant, always interesting, like this one:
The Morgan Library & Museum in New York is currently having a show that examines the ways in which the artists, writers, and composers represented in the Morgan’s collection used animals to think and create. It’s titled In the Company of Animals and runs through May 20. There’s a great interview with Wegman about his working relationship with the many dogs he’s had over the years. One thing Wegman talks about is a period when he didn’t do any photography, only painting and drawing, and how disappointed his dog seemed not to be part of the work being done every day. And yes, he also talks about our tendency to project human emotions upon so-called dumb animals.