Triangle, 2012

Square, 2012

Circle, 2012

These shots were taken in on the outskirts of the City of London, UK.

Triangle, Square, Circle  is a picture book by William Wegman. It was published in 1995.

The book comprises fourteen board pages with a photograph on each. It stars Fay Ray and her family of Weimaraners (who Wegman uses a lot in his work – the first dog was called Man Ray). The pages alternate: each verso page features a portrait of one of the dogs shot against a black background with a shaped toy building block balanced on its head; on each recto page, a more playful interpretation of the shape (triangle features a dog adrift in a yacht with its sail up, semi-circle a semi-circular tent, its window crowded with dogs).

Well, it’s a fun book, and the photographs are classic Wegmans, so if you like what he does, you’ll like this. I don’t know whether I like it or not, which is probably a good sign.

Here’s the first paragraph:


In our house, this book can be found: sitting room, left-hand bookshelves, third shelf down.

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Thank as always,  John and Deanne and Terry for title shenanigans and Richard at CK Ponderings for being a super-cool collaborator.