Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Wegman's Weinmaraner Man Ray, named after the surrealist French photographer, became so famous during their twelve-year collaboration, that, upon his passing The Village Voice named him ‘Man of the Year’. Grief-stricken by Ray’s death, Wegman made the decision not to get another dog, but some years later he met another Weimaraner. "I named her Fay after Fay Wray, of course, but also after my first color Polaroid with Man Ray and the nail polish, which I had titled Fay Ray. Her fur was taupe, lighter and warmer-toned than Man Ray’s, and she had yellow eyes like in a Rousseau painting. I had no intention of photographing Fay. Man Ray was irreplaceable. I didn’t want to mar my memory of him… In a short time Fay matured from a coltish youth into a Garboesque beauty. My pictures grew with her. Now she was the muse, the adored one. Skin-deep beauty became the soul of my work.”
While I'm not usually not drawn to the boho mixing of florals, or florals in general, Wegman's whimsical Front-Facade inspired me to get into the mix with wild abandon.
Do you mix your florals?
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