German artist Alexander Binder was born under the perfect morbid circumstances: on Halloween night, in the midst of the famous Black Forest in Germany. Drawing his inspiration from symbolism and the occult, he uses vintage lenses and other optical accessories to manipulate reality and capture its shadow side.
Warren Ellis is a graphic novelist and author, known for his acclaimed comic book series ‘Transmetropolitan’ and his best-selling novel ‘Gun Machine’. I picked his brain on morbid matters and his own contemplation of death.
“Death has always fascinated me. By the age of 11 I knew I wanted to become a mortician. People generally thought I was crazy, but I didn’t care. I thought death was something endlessly intriguing and beautiful.”
Chris Girard is an LA-based artist and writer, or, as he prefers to call himself, “a hustler with a Ph.D”. I asked him about his video death poem “Shadow Shadows Tomb” and his thoughts about death.