Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn is clearly a fan favorite and is an accessible addition to any art book collection. * forbes.com * He thought they were pop lightweights then turned them into moody megastars. [Corbijn] recalls his adventures with the band, from desert trips to drug-induced near-death experiences. * The Guardian * We were big fans of Antons art before we worked with him and after the amazing results we saw from the first photo sessions and videos, we had no reason to doubt his ideas. * Martin Gore * We finally nabbed him in 86 and that led to the video for A Question of Time in LA. The rest is history. * Andrew Fletcher * Anton was able to give the DM sound, that we were beginning to create, a visual identity. * Dave Gahan *
Reuel Golden is the former editor of the British Journal of Photography and the Photography editor at TASCHEN. His TASCHEN titles include: Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, both London and New York Portrait of a City books, The Rolling Stones, Her Majesty, the National Geographic editions, the David Bailey SUMO and Andy Warhol. Polaroids. Dutch photographer, videographer, designer and film director Anton Corbijn is best known for his black-and-white photography of artists, which from the beginning included musicians, painters and actors. His approach to this work has been hailed as defining a new way of portrait photography with the emphasis on his guiding principle that imperfection is closer to life than perfection. From his humble beginnings as a music fan, he developed into an important globally heard voice in the photography world. For decades he has been a collaborator with many musicians such as Tom Waits, U2, Nick Cave, Metallica, Herbert Grnemeyer, R.E.M. and in this case Depeche Mode. Even after making films with the likes of George Clooney, Robert Pattinson or Philip Seymour Hofmann, he always returned to his first love, photography. He has had many museum shows over the years and resides in Amsterdam.