Anton Corbijn is a photographer who needs no introduction in the music industry. He has photographed portraits, album sleeves and covers of everyone from U2 front man Bono to Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Miles Davis and Captain Beefheart, as pictured in the gallery above.
Corbijn was born in the Netherlands and started his photographic career in the 70s. In addition to being an internationally renown photographer, he also directs music videos, including Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” (1989) and Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” (1993), as well as directing the Ian Curtis biopic Control.
I love these raw, black and white pictures including the self-portrait (the last one in the gallery) which is brilliantly dark, naughty and bad ass. Corbijn has a unique style which is to die for. How cool does Nicolas Cage look in this shot for Esquire (USA) in front of raw metal sculpture?
Bad Ass Character Photography
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