Me and McDuff
"Leslie Oschmann was at the height of her professional career in New York City Philadelphia working as a visuals director with a top lifestyle retailer, but despite her success in a creative industry she longed for more. She had two life-long wishes: to own a dog and to make things by hand, the way she used to as a child. Oschmann bravely cut her safety net and moved to Amsterdam, where soon after her arrival, she adopted a terrier named McDuff. In ME & McDUFF Oschmann shares their story through a collection of photo collages featuring McDuff in the starring role as they explored a new life together, side by side. Their adventures yielded not only a deep love for each other, but also a world of creativity and inspiration and a new career making art again. The result is an irresistible gift book for anyone who has ever suspected that a dog might be the answer to all of life’s important questions."
The original idea was to make a tactile and more 3-dimensional ode to McDuff and his role in the development of her work. However, as anyone who has ever produced a book would be able to tell, it's an arduous process of compromises. To out her frustration with the cover, for instance, Oschmann has manipulated, distorted, cut and generally recreated some pretty special pieces - great therapy and makes for unique artworks!
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