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Anton Corbijn is widely known as an influential portrait photographer, having worked with numerous musicians, painters, directors, actors, and writers over the last 35 years. There have been more than 10 books of his work published since 1989. He also works as a graphic designer, a stage-designer and as a director of about 80 music videos and shorts since 1983. 2007 saw the release of his first feature film, CONTROL, which won him many awards.


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Images from the set of The American

Posted February 11, 2010

I had a fantastic 2009 as I started on my second feature that will be released autumn 2010.

Question:  What do you get when you mix an english book, three italian, one dutch, two finnish, one swedish and two american actors, a dutch director, a german cameraman, italian and english crew, american and british producers, italian and swedish landscapes?

Answer:  THE AMERICAN, a suspense thriller, shot in Italy and Sweden, telling the story of ... well, maybe next time.

We are finally shooting the beginning of the film itself, with George Clooney, in Sweden now, after having shot the bulk of the film for 9 weeks in Italy last autumn. After that, it is locking up time in the edit suite.

Here are a few stills I took around the shoot as I find it hard to leave the Leica at home. Will report from the edit suite from time to time.

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