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Anton Corbijn - in black & white

Updated on February 8, 2013

photographing sound, artists and motions

Anton Corbijn started his career as a photographer in the 70's with portraits of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Miles Davis, Peter Gabriel and Joy Division.

It was Corbijn who created the public image of U2 in the 80's and he still continues to shape it.

For more than three decades now he has been taking photos of the greatest artists in the music world, cinema and beyond. This has made Corbijn one of the most influential portrait photographers of today. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, USA and Japan.

In addition to his vocation as a photographer, Corbijn is also working as a filmmaker and designer, he has authored numerous books, directed music videos and created many album covers.

image: Joy Division ©Anton Corbijn

image: U2 - The Joshua Tree

Death Valley, California, 1986

©Anton Corbijn

In Corbijn's long career there has been one constant: the band U2 and their collaboration of 22 years. U2 & i is dedicated to Bono, Edge, Larry and Adam, to their longstanding friendship, mutual inspiration and common experience of music during those years, that has become part of the history of photography through this interaction.

In this sought after title the long history from their first encounter in February 1982 in New Orleans to their April 2004 Lisbon shooting for the most recent U2 album is documented in a wealth of private and official photos with hand-written annotations by the photographer.

U2 & i by Anton Corbijn is the world bestselling title from 2005, hardcover, reduced size, reduced price & special edition. Purchase U2 & i by Anton Corbijn

Control - a film by Anton Corbijn - official trailer

Control on IMDB


at Movies Unlimited

Control [DVD]

Sam Riley stars as Ian Curtis

also featuring: Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson

director: Anton Corbijn

length: 122 min.

aspect: Widescreen (Enhanced)

soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1

French Dolby Digital 5.1

subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish

extras: audio commentary, "making of" featurette,

concert footage, music videos, theatrical trailers

purchase Control on DVD

Interview with Anton Corjbin - about making Control

Joy Division

a related lens on Squidoo

Joy Division formed during 1976 in Salford, greater Manchester area in the UK by four young men:

Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and

Stephen Morris.

Originally the band was called Warsaw.

Read more at Joy Division - Decades

In Control - a diary

by Anton Corbijn

In Control is an illustrated diary containing photographs, hand-written notes and drawings detailing the creative process around this film through the stages of pre-production and filming to the post-production and the first screenings.

purchase In Control - a diary by Anton Corbijn

more Anton Corbijn photography books

Anton Corbijn livre d'Or - Anton Corbijn Guestbook

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    • artillery lm profile image

      artillery lm 

      7 years ago

      love the lens. his work is fantastic. i think among the best... be well...

    • verymary profile image


      7 years ago from Chicago area

      excellent! fav'd this & lensrolled to U2 Unforgettable Fire

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      Rudnikov Edgar Pavlovich 

      7 years ago from Indonesia

      good lens , thanks for sharing !

    • ElizabethSheppard profile image

      Elizabeth Sheppard 

      7 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      Anton Corbijn has taken some masterful photos. Thanks for sharing him with us!

    • religions7 profile image


      8 years ago

      Great lens, but you knew that :) Just wanted to remind you that this is featured on the The Netherlands Headquarters

      It's now transformed into a lensography and I would love it if you could show your appreciation by featuring it here, or lensrolling it or something.

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      9 years ago

      I loved your music video doc as well, and how honest you were in talking about your fear during the MYSTERIOUS WAYS film shoot. I use it as a teaching guide in my film class.

    • religions7 profile image


      9 years ago

      This lens would fit my new Lenses about the Netherlands (or people there) perfectly:

    • religions7 profile image


      9 years ago

      This lens would fit my new Lenses about the Netherlands (or people there) perfectly:


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