This up to date edition of the ultimate publication on the music photography of Anton Corbijn, some of the importantphotographers and directors working today, makes a speciality of Corbijn’s evolving fascination with the music industry, from the 1970s to the present day.
Corbijn’s interest in music has been the engine of an illustrious decades-long career that has most recently involved the making of feature length films such as The American, A Most Wanted Man, and Life. This gloriously illustrated, oversized book pays homage to Corbijn’s obsession with rock and roll—an interest that has led to lifelong friendships with Bono, Michael Stipe, Dave Gahan, and other iconic musicians. Having a look back over three decades, it features hundreds of creative, offbeat images that Corbijn was once able to capture in large part on account of his close relationships with his subjects. Nearly every revered musician and band is represented in Corbijn’s archives: Nick Cave to Nirvana, U2 to R.E.M., the Rolling Stones to Siouxie and the Banshees. Most of the portraits are accompanied by their subjects’ own take on Corbijn’s distinct style and approach. Also included here are prior to now unpublished photos of the band Depeche Mode, who regarded as him an honorary member. A fitting tribute to an innovative and deeply passionate photographer, this book will rock fans of music and photography.