SHORTLISTED FOR THE ATHENS PHOTOBOOK FESTIVAL 2016
Alexander Binder -- Kristall ohne Liebe
A Tangerine Graphic Arts publication
-- Teaser video = https://vimeo.com/142652733
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.
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
General Information: 100 pages. Approx 8”/200mm wide, 11”/275mm tall. Handbound at the Tangerine workshop with cloth-covered heavy duty acid-free boards, conservation glue and hemp cord; full colour title page. 200 numbered and
6 lettered copies available for sale. Includes black & white and full colour images.
"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, ASX American Suburb X
"Alexander Binder is a wizard creator of imaginary worlds."
Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation
200 Numbered/signed copies:
Fully bound in Plate Grey cloth;
Tangerine Press logo and author/title signature embossed onto the front cover in burgundy; Hanhemuhle 'Christmas Red' endpapers; Fedrigoni Satin coated photo paper.
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6 Lettered/signed/slipcased copies:
Fully bound in Colorado Red cloth;
Tangerine Press logo and author/title signature embossed onto the front cover in black; Hanhemuhle 'Christmas Red' endpapers; Fedrigoni Satin coated photo paper. Slipcase bound in Black & Red streaked/lacquered Japanese Awagami paper. The letters B,I,N,D,E and R have been slipcased. Also tipped in is a signed/dated colour print of an image not included in the book. £SOLD OUT
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Also of interest:
WUD: Four Walks in the Fictional Woods
Includes images by Alexander Binder, Ellie Davies, Grant Willing
and Jonathan Illingworth