Soft Cover, German, Thread Stiching, 152 Pages, 2014, ISBN 9783000448706
GLORY DAYS is a photobook by Maria L. Felixmüller, a Leipzig based artist and photographer. It got shortlisted for the Dummy Award of the 6th Fotobookfestival Kassel 2013 and it is self published march 2014 by the help of crowdfunding.
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. The observation exposes the objects’ vulnerability and they seem comical and crazy. Editing followed just one rule: Every page should be a new confronting, confusing view. Out of every juxtaposition results an unexpected association, and repetition of motifs or even color schemes are avoided. The only suspensions are some black pages, a pause to relax the visual mind. There the index is also hidden. The pictures are all over the pages, right from the first to the last. For the double page it is important to open the book easily, so it comes with american binding (OTA-bind).