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Kristall Ohne Liebe
Alexander Binder

Kristall Ohne Liebe, Alexander Binder.

Kristall Ohne Liebe, Alexander Binder.Kristall Ohne Liebe
Alexander Binder
Tangerine Press
English, German


100 pages
200 x 275mm
ISBN 9781910691038


Kristall Ohne Liebe (literally translated as “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, and the Netherlands). His work has appeared in Vice, Sleek, Tush, Twin, GUP, Clark, Fotografia, and 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 bands and musicians such as Stephen O’Malley, Philippe Petit, Vaura, The Present Moment, Dreamcrusher, Unison, Ural Umbo and Black Mountain Transmitter.

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, and 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.

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