Monday, 21 November 2011

MA – Anton Corbijn

Anton Corbijn (Official Site) ( born 20 May 1955) is a Dutch photographer, music video and film director. He is the creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and, having handled the principal promotion and sleeve photography for both for more than a decade. Some of his works include music videos for Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" (1990) and Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" (1993), as well as the Ian Curtis biopic ControlGeorge Clooney's The American and the A Most Wanted Man based on John le Carré's 2008 novel of the same name (announced 2011).


One of his photographs
Corbijn has photographed Joy DivisionDepeche ModeU2David BowiePeter HammillMiles DavisBjörkCaptain BeefheartKim WildeRobert de NiroStephen HawkingElvis CostelloSiouxsie and the BansheesMorrisseyClint EastwoodRoxette and Herbert Grönemeyer, amongst others. He is famous for his work in black and white. 

Coldplay – Viva la Vida
Herbert Grönemeyer – Leb in Meiner Welt
Depeche Mode – Suffer Well
Coldplay – Talk
The Killers – All These Things That I've Done
Travis – Re-Offender
Herbert Grönemeyer – Zum Meer
U2 – Electrical Storm
Herbert Grönemeyer – Mensch
Joseph Arthur – In the Sun
Joseph Arthur – Chemical
Mercury Rev – Goddess on a Highway
Mercury Rev – Opus 40
Roxette – Stars
Roxette – Salvation
Herbert Grönemeyer – Bleibt Alles Anders
Herbert Grönemeyer – Fanatisch
Depeche Mode – It’s No Good
U2 – Please
Depeche Mode – Useless
Metallica – Hero of the Day
Metallica – Mama Said
Depeche Mode – Barrel of a Gun
Bryan Adams – Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? (Much Music Award Winner & MTV Award Nominee)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – My Friend
Rollins Band – Liar (MTV Award Nominee)
Johnny Cash – Delia’s Gone
Naomi Campbell – Love & Tears
Grant Lee Buffalo – Mockingbirds
Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box (MTV Award Winner)
Depeche Mode – In Your Room
Depeche Mode – Condemnation
Depeche Mode – Walking in my Shoes
Depeche Mode – I Feel You (MTV Award Nominee)
Danzig – Dirty Black Summer
Bryan Adams – Do I Have To Say The Word?
U2 – One
Nick Cave – Straight To You
Rainbirds – Two Faces
Banderas – May This Be Your Last Sorrow
Garland Jeffreys – Hail Hail Rock’n Roll
Ian McCulloch – Lover Lover Lover
Herbert Grönemeyer – Marie
Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence
Depeche Mode – Policy of Truth
Danzig – Killer Wolf
Depeche Mode – Halo
Depeche Mode – World In My Eyes
Front 242 – Tragedy For You
Rainbirds – Sea of Time
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Rainbirds – White City of Light
Ian McCulloch – Faith and Healing
Joy Division – Atmosphere
Rainbirds – Blueprint
Joni Mitchell & Peter Gabriel – My Secret Place
Front 242 – Headhunter
Echo and The Bunnymen – The Game
Depeche Mode – Strangelove
Echo and The Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar
Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down Again
Depeche Mode – Behind the Wheel
Echo and The Bunnymen – Bedbugs & Ballyhoo
Golden Earring – Quiet Eyes
Depeche Mode – A Question of Time
Echo and The Bunnymen – Bring on the Dancing Horses
David Sylvian – The Ink in the Well
Echo and The Bunnymen – Seven Seas
David Sylvian – Red Guitar
Propaganda – Dr. Mabuse
Palais Schaumburg – Hockey
Art of Noise – Beatbox

Corbijn has also done some Long Form videos;
2007- Herbert Grönemeyer-12 Tour, Live DVD
2002- Depeche Mode – One Night in Paris ( Best DVD award)
1993- Depeche Mode- Devotional (Grammy Award Nominee)
1991- Depeche Mode- Strange Too
1988- Depeche Mode- Strange
Corbijn began his music video directing career when Palais Schaumburg asked him to direct a video. After seeing the resulting video for Hockey, the band Propaganda had Corbijn direct Dr. Mabuse. After that he directed videos for David Sylvian, Simple Minds, Echo & the Bunnymen, Golden Earring, Front 242,Depeche Mode, Roxette and U2.According to his last video was in 2008.

His first video in color was made for Depeche Mode in early 1990 for their single "Enjoy The Silence".
Corbijn is famous for his work in black and white.

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