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People in Film | Anton Corbijn

Posted July 21, 2010 to photo album "People in Film | Anton Corbijn"

From making videos for U2 to a featue film about Joy Division to a thriller with George Clooney, Anton Corbijn expands his creative sphere.

Anton Corbijn, Director of The American
Anton Corbijn, A Member of the Band
Anton Corbijn, Beyond the Music
Anton Corbijn, A Man in Control
Anton Corbijn, Truly Blessed
Anton Corbijn, A Member of the Band

Anton Corbijn, A Member of the Band

When Corbijn left Holland for England in the 1970s, music was the inspiration for his moody, black-and-white images, so it’s not surprising that he quickly became one of the most in-demand photographers of rock musicians. He is famous for the ongoing creative relationships he has built up with bands like Depeche Mode and U2, both of whom he has been working with since the 1980s. U2’s lead singer, Bono, once said, “There are certain points where I felt Anton was in our band, an outsider who had become an insider.” (Amusingly, Corbijn confessed to Time magazine that he initially began taking photos at gigs “purely to get close to the musicians without looking like an idiot.”)