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.