Anton Corbijn: How I Became a Photographer
Meet the legendary photographer and director Anton Corbijn, known for his iconic pictures of musicians such as Joy Division, Björk and The Rolling Stones. In this video, he talks about working within the framework of simplicity, limitations and imperfection. Anton Corbijn born in 1955 is a Dutch photographer, music video and film director, whose iconic photographic expression has defined a whole generation of musicians. Corbijn has been the creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2 for over three decades. He is also the photographer behind the defining monochrome stills of Joy Division (1979). His work includes music videos such as ‘Enjoy the Silence’ for Depeche Mode (1990), ‘One’ (version 1) for U2 (1991), ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ for Nirvana (1993), ‘Viva la Vida’ for Coldplay (2008) as well as Ian Curtis’ biographical film ‘Control’ (2007) and the feature films ‘The American’ (2010), ‘A Most Wanted Man’ (2014), and ‘Life’ (2015). Anton Corbijn was interviewed by Kasper Bech Dyg at Brandts in Odense, Denmark in March 2019 in connection with the exhibition ‘Anton Corbijn – 1-2-3-4’.