Hollywood’s finest – a multi-talent.
His images are as iconic as his models – Bowie, Bono, Tom Waits. His pared-down, bleak style has left its indelible mark on an entire generation of photographers. Since the early 1980s, Anton Corbijn has counted among music history’s key photographers. Splicing imagery and design, he later went on to art direct music videos and record covers for luminaries ranging from Depeche Mode to U2. In the late 2000s, when Hollywood beckoned once again, he finally took the plunge and became a bona fide film maker.
Corbijn’s latest work, A MOST WANTED MAN, first captivated critics at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Set in a post-9/11 world gripped by terror and doubt, the noir spy thriller throws a spotlight on loneliness and the desire for goodness.
Part of his eclectic cast: a recently deceased master of the craft, Philip Seymour Hoffman, in his very last role – here, Hoffman portrays the chain-smoking, whisky-swilling secret agent Günther Bachmann.