The Golden Retriever Photographic Society

When Bruce Weber photographs the dogs of his life

Photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber is known for his immense body of work: warm portraits of artists, actors and athletes; fashion stories loaded with emotion, irreverence and nostalgia; lyrical tributes to eroticism; Arcadian vision of the American landscape… without forgetting the golden retrievers. Since his debut, Weber has traveled with a pack of these lovable beasts that populate his ad campaigns and feature stories for major magazines as well as his personal albums. For the first time, The Golden Retriever Photographic Society reveals these photos taken throughout his career and which he often considers to be the most personal part of his work. In his introduction, he notes: “Sometimes people say to me: in my next life, I would like to be one of your dogs.” This book shares that feeling with us. For five decades, these dogs, full-fledged actors in the wonderful existence that he and his wife Nan Bush have created for themselves, have fueled his imagination. This book celebrates the human/animal bond and shows how connecting with a four-legged companion can fuel creativity, provide irreplaceable companionship, and offer joy.

About the photographer and author:

Photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber gained international acclaim in the early 1980s for his work combining a classical style with an intimate atmosphere not devoid of sexuality. The sense of drama, the mastery of emotions are at the heart of the image of brands like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Versace, Abercrombie & Fitch that he helped to forge, which earned him a remarkable presence in many magazines. leading. Through films of various formats, some forty books and more than 60 exhibitions around the world, Weber has also explored, throughout his career, the nature of human relationships.

About the Author:

Jane Goodall is the leading chimpanzee specialist she studied for sixty years in Tanzania. The founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, a leading organization in the protection of chimpanzees and their habitat, she has for thirty years raised awareness of the threats to which they are victims as well as of environmental problems in the hope that humanity will be able to solve them. In 2002 Jane Goodall was appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace and in 2004 Lady of the British Empire.

About the designer:

Dimitri Levas has been designing books since 1985. He is responsible for many works on Robert Mapplethorpe, catalogs and several projects with Bruce Weber. He is President and Artistic Director of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

Bruce Weber. The Golden Retriever Photographic Society

Bruce Weber, Jane Goodall, Dimitri Levas Hardcover in slipcase, 28 x 35.5 cm, 3.69 kg, 520 pages

(German, English, French)

ISBN 978-3-8365-8663-4

125 € | CHF 175

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Also available in another Art edition (numbers 1 to 100), accompanied by the print Little Bear Ranch, Montana, 1996, numbered and signed by Bruce Weber.

Pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

Ultra Smooth, signed, dated and numbered by

the artist on the back; studio stamp on the back,

35.5 x 35.5cm. Hardcover in slipcase,

28 × 35.5 cm, 3.69 kg, 520 pages

1.750 €

ISBN 978-3-8365-8996-3

(German, English, French)

Limited art edition (issues 101-200), accompanied by Hud print, New York

City, 2011, numbered and signed by Bruce Weber.

Pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

Ultra Smooth, signed, dated and numbered by

the artist on the back; studio stamp on the back,

35.5 x 43.2 cm. Hardcover in slipcase,

28 × 35.5 cm, 3.69 kg, 520 pages

1.750 €

ISBN 978-3-8365-8998-7

(German, English, French)

Michael E. Marquez