Photgraphy: Anton Corbijn
Anton Corbijn – Photographer, Video Director, Film Director, Designer. Anton Corbijn’s professional career has spread over 4 decades and still going strong. Corbijn began his career in the Netherlands in the early 70’s shooting photos of little known Dutch rock star Herman Brood. The photos of Brood quickly catapulted both careers (Brood had a #35 American hit w/ 1975’s Saturday Night). Anton’s career, however, skyrocketed, becoming the primary designer and photographer for U2‘s & Depeche Modes’ albums and promotion. It would seem that he has since shot almost every rock/music star alive – from the earliest shots the Sex Pistols to the ageing Johnny Cash. He has directed videos for, among others, Nirvana (Heart Shaped Box), Joy Division (Atmosphere), Johnny Cash (Delia’s Gone) & Nick Cave (Straight to You). Starting a new, logical phase of his career, he now directs feature films. In 2007 he directed the Ian Curtis/Joy Division biopic – Control, and in 2010 – George Clooney’s The American. He’s currently at work on another film in Berlin.