Kristall ohne Liebe is the latest photobook from Alexander Binder. Literally translated “Crystal without Love,” this new collection is a visual journey into a mystic parallel world. Seen through self-built lenses, prisms and crystals, the photo series captures a psychedelic universe full of contrasts: colourful images, black and white photography, life, death, beauty and ugliness collide.
Drawing influences from Symbolist painters like Odilon Redon to the rainbow aesthetics of the Hippie culture and the German Krautrock movement, these images were photographed over a period of more than 5 years in Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Alexander Binder was born on Halloween night, 1976 in the Black Forest/Germany. His work has appeared in VICE, SLEEK, TUSH, TWIN, GUP, Clark, Fotografia, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin. His photos have been exhibited internationally (Germany, France, UK, Poland, US, Canada, Northern Ireland, Italy, Netherlands).Other collections have been published by Morel Books Café Royal Books amongst many others.
We have just confirmed Alex Binder will be attending the launch.
"It is thus, my most coveted photography book of the year in its qualification as unspeakable language and the glory of the potentially transcendental image."
Brad Feuerhelm, American Suburb X
"Alexander Binder is a wizard creator of imaginary worlds."
Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation
KRISTALL OHNE LIEBE by Alexander Binder
Tangerine Press, 2015
Limited Edition of 200 signed/numbered copies