In this video, we delve into the gritty, grainy oeuvre of Dutch photographer, filmmaker and video artist Anton Corbijn.
Born Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard in 1955 in Strijen, Netherlands, he grew up as “the son of a preacher, in a village on an island”, and began shooting local bands at the age 17, before moving to London to work as a staff photographer for ‘NME’ magazine.
Best-known for his black-and-white portraits of artists, shot with slow shutter speeds to allow for the subtle movements and gestures of his subjects, he has directed over 80 music videos for a number of musicians, including Nirvana, U2, Depeche Mode and Joy Division.
In 2015, the photographer was the subject of the exhibition ‘Anton Corbijn 1-2-3-4’ at the Fotomuseum Den Haag, which included over 300 of his most iconic images.
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