February 17, 2010
“Alexander Binder was born on Halloween night 1976 in the Black Forest/Germany. He is a self-taught photographer and has a degree in economics. Both – his photo and his film projects – are characterized by a fascination for the mystic, the spiritual and the occult.
Alexander grew up in a rural area shaped by the fairy tales of Wilhelm Hauff and the Brothers Grimm. This early contact with mythical creatures made him spent the whole puberty in the local video rental store, watching a surreal mélange of science-fiction- and horror-movies. His production process combines digital recording technology with self-built lenses and creates a blurred, diffuse and somewhat psychedelic look.”