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Alexander Binder Uses Symbolism & Occult Theories to Convey Meaning

By: Tiana Reid - Published: Aug 6, 2010   Updated: Jun 8 2011 • References: alexanderbinder.de and dazeddigital
Photographer Alexander Binder creates macabre images that may seem simple at first glance, but with symbolism, iconography and references to paganism and the occult, Binder's work actually carries a heavy load. "The symbols help me to convey my perception of reality and they also help me to enhance the atmosphere of a photo," says Alexander Binder.

Unsurprisingly, Binder's influences include black metal an horror films.

Implications - When trying to convey a specific message, it can often be beneficial to incorporate simple designs that get straight to the point. Product packaging and branding that holds a deeply specific message should consider keeping imagery simple and concise so that consumer attention may be drawn to one element of focus -- such as the cross in this photography.