For over twenty years, Leipzig-based photographer Frank Mdler (b. 1963) has worked with serial and conceptual approaches to making and curating his images. Accompanying the artists solo exhibition at the Leonhardi-Museum, Tafelwerk (2016), this well-designed monograph presents a comprehensive overview of his work from 19962016. The color images, grouped in fifteen chapters and defined by a single word such as, Meadow or Shine, create poetic explorations that begin as natural photographic compositions but morph into something very different. It is through the artists manipulation of the image while being exposed in the film camera that a more representational work is created. The oversized format, lush color reproductions and clean design create an exceptional viewing experience for over 150 images. An introductory text by Agnes Matthias gives history and background to Mdler and his ethereal images.