Kristall Ohne Liebe

By 01/11/2019 Photobooks

Alexander Binder
The Tangerine Press
English/German

 

Hardcover
100 pages
200 x 275mm
2015
ISBN 978-1-910691-03-8

 

Kristall ohne Liebe (literally translated “Crystal without Love”) 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.

About the Artist
Alexander Binder was born on Halloween night, 1976 in the Black Forest/Germany. Herr Binder’s photos have been exhibited internationally (Germany, France, UK, Poland, US, Canada, Northern Ireland, Italy, Netherlands). His work has appeared in Vice, Sleek, Tush, Twin, GUP, Clark, Fotografia, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin. His books and zines are held in the collections of the National Art Library, British Library, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Salford Zine Library, Indie Photobook Library, The Library Project and the Médiathèque André Malraux de Strasbourg. Herr Binder has also collaborated with various bands and musicians such as Stephen O’Malley, Philippe Petit, Vaura, The Present Moment, Dreamcrusher, Unison, Ural Umbo and Black Mountain Transmitter.
alexanderbinder.org

About the Publisher
Tangerine Press publishes new, neglected and innovative writing in handbound, hardcover limited editions, in tandem with more readily available trade paperbacks. We have been known to dabble in photography and 1970s pornography too.
The press is entirely self-funded, receives no grants, except for a publication/project in 2016 which came about in unusual circumstances.
Tangerine champions work by authors who often exist on the fringes of society.
thetangerinepress.com

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