Alexander Binder

Black Forest/Germany

Alexander Binder was born on Halloween night 1976 in the Black Forest/Germany.

He’s a totally self taught photographer, having never attended a photo class in his life. Even his lenses are mostly self built from optical toys, old soviet cameras, prisms or plastic crap. A fan of Hans Bellmer and Herbert List, Alexander creates mystical and ethereal photos which are characterized by a strong passion for the spiritual, the surreal and the occult.

Alexander’s works have been exhibited internationally (most notably at festivals like Les Rencontres d’Arles or PhotoIreland) and they have been published in Vice, Kinki, Juke, Fotografia, JPeople, Twin and many more. His books and zines are held in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Salford Zine Library.