ME & McDUFF:
HOW A DOG INSPIRED MY
JOURNEY TO A CREATIVE LIFE
By Leslie Oschmann
Foreword by Keith Johnson
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Leslie Oschmann is an artist and maker known for transforming found objects into décor and artwork. She previously served as the visual-director for Anthropologie, during which time the company increased from eleven stores to eighty. With her canine muse, McDuff, she is the founder of Swarm (www.swarmhome.com). Keith Johnson is the former buyer-at-large for Anthropologie and host of Man Shops Globe.
© Me & McDuff by Leslie Oschmann, Rizzoli New York, 2018. All photographs and collages are © Leslie Oschmann, but no images may be used in print or electronically without written consent from the publisher. Serial rights are available, please contact Jessica Napp @ 212 387 3436 or firstname.lastname@example.org