William Wegman

Exclusive: Photos from behind the scenes with the artist & the dogs who inspire him.
By Kimberly Wang, January 2014
Wegman’s dogs explore the Maine woods.

Wegman’s dogs explore the Maine woods.

Christine Burgin bikes country roads.

Christine Burgin bikes country roads.

Daughter Lola, Bill and dogs take a hike.

Daughter Lola, Bill and dogs take a hike.

Bobbin surveys the lodge’s rustic interior.

Bobbin surveys the lodge’s rustic interior.

Flo in the wilds.

Flo in the wilds.

At work in the Maine studio while Candy sleeps.

At work in the Maine studio while Candy sleeps.

William Wegman out for a row with his dogs.

William Wegman out for a row with his dogs.

A panel for a sequel to Flo & Wendell.

A panel for a sequel to Flo & Wendell.

The artist with Topper and Flo.

The artist with Topper and Flo.

Wegman and Burgin’s eclectic style on display with Topper.

Wegman and Burgin’s eclectic style on display with Topper.

William Wegman out for a row with his dogs.

William Wegman out for a row with his dogs.

Topper and Candy enjoy an afternoon snooze

Topper and Candy enjoy an afternoon snooze

With a new series of children’s books just launched and a full slate of projects ahead, the renowned artist seeks sanctuary—and finds a creative wellspring—in the wilds of Maine.

“I spent my whole life watching and caring for them and trying to figure out what works for them. The reason why I’m good at taking their picture is I’m good at taking care of them, and I respect what they want. I’m always trying to learn what makes them individually happy.”

—William Wegman

Read our exclusive interview with William Wegman.

Kimberly Wang is an editorial and travel photographer based in New York City. After 20 years of traveling the world as a director/ producer for network television, she’s still seeking the planet’s most fascinating stories, Digital SLR in hand.