Copyright William Wegman 2012

Meet Penny, subject of “Red Toy,” one of the thousands of iconic Weimaraner photos that make up the portfolio of renowned contemporary artist William Wegman.

This fall, Wegman shared a retrospective of his work with an audience of nearly 300 students, faculty, and staff in Northeastern’s Blackman Auditorium. The presentation featured some of his early nature sketches, black-and-white photographs of food, a humorous short film—and, of course, his unique photos of those famous dogs.

The painter-turned-photographer offered aspiring artists practical advice, as well as encouragement, stressing the importance of versatility, experimentation, and an open mind. 

After all, Wegman pointed out, “For artists, everything is possible.”