A Period Of Juvenile Prosperity : Special Edition is a slip-cased photo book by Mike Brodie, aka The Polaroid Kidd. Published by TBW Books, 2013.
This is a signed first edition of the book, but unlike the Twin Palms edition, comes repackaged in a screen printed dust jacket of 75 lb. butcher. The jacket design originates from Brodie's handwritten notes from the afterword of the book itself. The book comes housed in a screen printed and signed slipcase referencing again, the simplest and most common of materials, unfinished chip board.
Hardcover, 104pg. Color
11" x 13"
Edition of 300 - Signed and Numbered
"At 17 Mike Brodie hopped his first train close to his home in Pensacola, FL thinking he would visit a friend in Mobile, AL. Instead the train went in the opposite direction to Jacksonville, FL. Days later, Brodie rode the same train home, arriving back where he started. Nonetheless, it sparked something and Brodie began to wander across the U.S. by any means that were free – walking, hitchhiking and train hopping. Shortly after, Brodie found a camera stuffed behind a carseat. Brodie spent years crisscrossing the U.S. documenting his experiences, now appreciated as one of the most impressive archives of American travel photography. When asked about his approach to travel and photography Brodie has said “sometimes I take a train the wrong way or…whatever happens a photo will come out of it, so it doesn’t really matter where I end up.”