GLORY DAYS - a photobook
selfpublished in March 2014 by Maria L. Felixmüller with the crowdfunding help of many

Right now GLORY DAYS is part of the exhibiton

PRIX DU LIVRE 2014 - Rencontres d'Arles
Atelier de Chaudronnerie
7 juillet au 21 septembre
10h - 19h30 Entrée libre

Past Events

Senza meta. Il libro come pensiero fotografico.
Without a goal. The book as photographic thought
Fotografia Europea Festival exhibitions up to 15 June at Assessorato Cultura e Università
Piazza Casotti 1 - 42121 Reggio Emilia / Italia

Vienna Fotobook Festival
14th - 15th of June 2014
Ost.Licht Galerie für Fotografie
Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna


GLORY DAYS - a photobook

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Design: Felixmüller & Bowler
Cover: Pia Christmann & Paul Bowler
Edition 300
Lithographie: Carsten Humme
Druckerei zu Altenburg - DZA
ISBN 978-3-00-044870-6

About the book
The pictures express the coincidental encounters of everyday objects. They are more than they appear when they don’t function as they are supposed to. My observation exposes the objects' vulnerability and they seem comical and crazy. And because I get asked often: Nothing is staged, the objects just find me.
Two years ago I startet concepting with graphic designer Paul Bowler in early 2011. Editing followed just one rule: Every page should be a new confronting, confusing view. Out of every juxtaposition results an unexpected association, and we avoided repetition of motifs or even colour schemes. So it was clear to us that it should be a pure and simple book, much like a children's picture book. The only suspension are some black pages, where the index is hidden. We decided to show the pictures all over the pages, right from the first to the last. We wanted it to look like a magazine, so paper and cover have a high gloss shimmer. For the double page it is important to open the book easily, so it comes with American binding.