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Anton Corbijn began photographing at rock concerts and for music magazines in the 1970s.

“If it hadn’t been for music, I would never have picked up a camera. Of that I am pretty much certain.” The Gurdian

Since then he has broadened his range of subjects to other artists, including actors, film directors, painters and writers.

“(I began to understand that) the importance of how someone was photographed was often greater than the importance of that someone. That’s when I became a photographer.” The Guardian

Over the years, the documentary approach of his early photography has changed to more conceptual ones: first to well-considered portraits, then to staged paparazzi pictures. The most recent series seen in the exhibition consists of self-portraits.

Identity and roles are at the core of Anton Corbijn’s work. As U2’s Bono put it, “Anton doesn’t photograph who you are, he photographs who you might be.”

A fotografiat pe: David Bowie, Miles Davis, Bjork, Captain Beefheart, Robert de Niro, Clint Eastwood, Depeche Mode, U2 etc.

Si un bonus, de pe Flickr:


A filmat videoclipuri, a conceput coperte pentru albume. Un exemplu:

Depeche Mode – Suffer well


Control is a 2007 black-and-white bioptic about Ian Curtis (1956–1980), lead singer of post-punk band Joy Division. The film won more than 20 awards, including Best British Film 2007 at the Edinburgh Film Festival, and a BAFTA.

Starring: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Toby Kebbell, Alexandra Maria Lara.